Fourth meth lab suspect charged

The sheriff’s department took a fourth individual into custody in connection with the Remington Drive meth lab explosion last month.

A four-year-old brick home in a new subdivision near South Lincoln School was rapidly consumed by fire in the early morning on Jan. 17 after the meth lab explosion, officials said.

The following day, authorities arrested Teresa Marie Baker, 41, of Remington Drive. Over the past few weeks, authorities made additional arrests in connection with the case. Brandon Antwan Bragg, 26, of 639 Old Huntsville Road, and Davie Cheyenne May, 18, 5 Timbers Edge Drive, were charged.

Last week, authorities charged a fourth suspect, Steven Jacob Warnick, 22, of 122 Kennette Circle, Huntsville, Ala. Warnick was spotted by an off-duty officer in Fayetteville last Tuesday while eating in a local restaurant with family members, according to a spokesperson for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

Warnick was charged with initiating the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, a violation of the drug free school zone, five counts of reckless endangerment and promotion of the manufacture of meth and criminal conspiracy.

The other three suspects face similar charges.

Warnick was held in the Lincoln County Jail on $185,000 bond. Sgt. Troy Wells made the arrest.

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:30 am