Atmore man arrested on drug, resisting arrest charges Aug. 27

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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An Atmore man was arrested Aug. 27 on drug and resisting arrest charges, according to officials.

Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said Bobby Hartley, 38, was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and harassment in reference to an outstanding warrant with the department.

McMann said at approximately 10:45 a.m. on the day of arrest, officers responded to the 200 block of Monroe Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.

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“While conducting their investigation the officers discovered that Bobby Hartley had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant with the Atmore Police Department,” he said. “The officers informed him he had a warrant for his arrest and he attempted to run from the scene. The officers were able to take him into custody after a short foot pursuit, and then attempted to strike the officers as they worked to gain control of him.”
McMann said the officers, upon searching his clothing, found a plastic baggie containing approximately .7 grams of a white crystal substance that field tested positive for fentanyl, a plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance (spice), approximately four dozen ecstasy pills and two transdermal medicated patches containing and unknown substance.

Hartley was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.