2 jailed for ICE

Published 11:23 pm Thursday, October 16, 2014

A parolee and a woman a charged in one of the county’s cold cases were jailed Wednesday on drug charges.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Probation and Parole Officers Jamey Wismer and Nichole Appleyard were conducting a routine parole check at the residence of Chester Audrey Walker and Sheila Walker Williams.

Walker is currently on parole.

Williams is one of four charged last year w the murder of James “Nibby” Barton, a 20-year murder case.

When the officers arrived at the residence, they noticed a strange odor in the home and called Drug Task Force Agents for assistance.

Inside the bedroom, officer found more than $1,000-worth of ICE-methamphetamine, digitial scales and plastic bags.

Walker and Williams were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Chester Audrey Walker has been to prison repeatedly for drug crimes,” DTF Commander Mark Odom said. “We arrest him, and the district attorney sends him to prison. The people in Montgomery release him back to Covington County, saying he’s is a ‘non-violent offender,’ and he tries to go back to business as usual.”

Odom thanked to parole officers for their efforts.

“Thanks to the diligence of the parole officers, he is in jail again, for as long as we can keep him there,” he said. “It is frustrating to arrest and convict the same people over and over, but as long as they keep dealing in drugs, we will find them, and we will stop them.”

The pair were taken into custody on a $120,000 bond each. Walker is being held without bond pending a parole revocation and Williams is held without bond pending a bond revocation.