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Two fugitives arrested in Opelika

Tony Maxie Butler, Jr, 36. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office Tony Maxie Butler, Jr, 36. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office
Jessica Ann Bush, 35. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office Jessica Ann Bush, 35. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office

Two fugitives from the Chattahoochee Valley were arrested in Opelika, Ala. at around 11:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.  

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says they received information that Tony Maxie Butler, Jr, 36, of LaGrange, Ga., and Jessica Ann Bush, 35, of McKenzie, Ala. were possibly hiding out at the Red Carpet Inn on Columbus Parkway in Opelika.

Officials checked records and found that Butler had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest, and Bush was wanted by Butler County authorities on nine felony warrants.

Lee County Sheriff's Investigators and Opelika Police Officers found Butler and Bush at the motel, and arrested them.

A search of their room revealed approximately $2,400 in cash, and a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, spoons and syringes.

Butler was wanted in Chambers County for Burglary in the Third Degree and Attempted Theft of Property; in Butler County for Burglary in the Third Degree and Theft of Property in the First Degree; Georgia State Board of Pardon and Parole for Dangerous Drugs and Obstructing violations; and in Troup County Georgia for Financial Fraud.

Bush's nine felony warrants in Butler County included Unlawful Distribution with the Intent to Distribute, Burglary in the Third Degree, and Theft of Property. 

Butler was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bush was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Butler is currently being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $4000.00 dollar bond, and Bush is being held on a $1000.00 bond.  Both of these defendants will be transferred to other police jurisdictions after they have completed the legal process in Lee County, Ala. due to pending charges from those agencies.

The case is still under investigations.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 1-334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847.

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