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Hayesville Man Arrested at Work

During concentrated patrol and a drug surveillance operation on December 10, 2023, at Sunoco on Hwy 17 at the North Carolina state line, deputies initiated a traffic stop at which time the driver fled into North Carolina. The pursuit was terminated for safety concerns. The driver was identified as Wayne Bruce Odom. Warrants were issued for his arrest and the public was asked for anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Towns County Sheriff’s Office.

Last night, January 3, 2024, a tip was received that Odom was working at a local business. Deputies arrived at that location and apprehended Odom.

During the arrest Odom attempted to escape but was apprehended and charged with obstruction.

During a search of Odom, an amount of Methamphetamine, which field tested positive, was found on his person along with drug related objects.

Wayne Bruce Odom, age 44, Hayesville NC was arrested and charged with:

• Felony Possession of Methamphetamine

• Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects

• Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers

These charges are in addition to the outstanding charges of:

• Felony Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officers

• Seatbelt Violation

Sheriff Ken Henderson commends the deputies and investigators for their quick response and apprehension of Odom. He would also like to extend his appreciation to the citizens who called with information concerning the location of the suspect.


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