Stephen Daryl Melton
TBI Top Ten Most Wanted
15 January 2014
Who is Stephen Melton?
•Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive
5’11” and 160 lbs.
Last known address:
1314 Thumb Road
Wanted by TBI and the Lauderdale County
Sheriff’s Department for Motor Vehicle Theft,
Escape, Initiation of Meth Manufacture,
Possession of Meth, Felony Possession of a
Weapon, Evading Arrest and Felony
On January 11,2014, Melton was arrested by
deputies after a search of his house yielded
numerous guns and components of meth
Melton was placed in the backseat of a patrol
SUV. A deputy was summoned back inside the
While the deputy was gone, Melton kicked out
a hole in the plexiglas, crawled into the front
seat and had stolen the patrol car.
Melton crashed the patrol car into a wooded
area on Copper Creek Road near the entrance
of the Wildlife Refuge.
Melton has a criminal history that
includes aggravated assault, traffic and
Melton is 58 years old, approximately
5’11” tall and about 160 lbs.
He is considered armed and dangerous.
He currently has a goatee.
TBI Top Ten Most wanted reward is $1,000
for information leading to Melton’s arrest