Wanted woman faces charges in 3 states

Published 12:04 am Friday, January 28, 2011

A woman wanted in Georgia now faces a host of new charges from at least three states after being captured Tuesday by the Opp Police Depar-tment.

Police Chief Nickey Carnley said the OPD was notified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that Neena Leray Hulsey, 55, was traveling in the Opp area and was wanted in Georgia on felony warrants.

Carnley said when officers located Hulsey near Hwy 299, she produced a South Carolina ID that did not belong to her.

“Officers obtained Mrs. Hulsey’s correct information and it was confirmed that she is wanted in the state of Georgia on charges of violation of probation for the original charge of second-degree assault,” Carnley said. “Upon further investigation, Hulsey was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and numerous items which had been identified as stolen property from individuals in the state of Florida.”

Hulsey is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $30,500 bond on charges of using false identity to obstruct justice, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.


OPD Investigator Kevin Chance said that other charges are forthcoming, including being a fugitive from justice and bringing stolen property across state lines.

The case remains under investigation by OPD, Covington County Drug Task Force and the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.