On Sunday 11/8/2020 at approximately 12:30 A.M. the MAPCO gas/convenience store on Highway 72 in Stevenson, AL. was robbed at gun point. The suspect, who is described as a black male, with dreadlock hair, a tattoo of teardrop on his face, black hoodie, hospital mask, and black and red pants, entered the business and brandished a handgun while demanding the employee give him money. The suspect may have left the area white 2-door Passenger Car. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has information on this Robbery should contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at 256-574-2610 or your local law enforcement agency.
NOTE: I will send a picture as soon as we can get our hands on one from the company.
On Sunday October 25, 2020, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division received information as to the possible whereabouts of Kenneth Joe BISHOP, who has been evading arrest for several months. BISHOP had numerous outstanding arrest warrants stemming from a July 17, 2020 vehicle pursuit where BISHOP assaulted a Deputy in an effort to escape being arrested. During this incident BISHOP was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia which were recovered by Deputies. Additionally BISHOP assaulted a female subject on October 24, 2020 in the Flat Rock, Alabama area. BISHOP is also a suspect in another assault involving a female in Flat Rock, Alabama which was reported on October 24, 2020. Based on this information, Deputies responded to a residence on County Road 497 in Flat Rock, Alabama where a stolen vehicle was located which was believed to be in the possession of BISHOP. The persons at the residence denied that BISHOP was in the residence and initially denied entry to the residence to search for BISHOP. After Investigators were contacted and were in the process of obtaining a search warrant, permission was granted to search for BISHOP. During the search, BISHOP was located, hiding in the attic of the residence, and was arrested without further incident.
BISHOP, age 32 of Flat Rock, Alabama was charged with Assault 3rd, Assault 2nd, Escape 3rd, Escape 1st, Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Possession of Controlled Substances-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Trespass, Attempting to Elude, Reckless Endangerment, Failure to Appear in Court and a Probation Revocation stemming from a Trafficking in Methamphetamine Charge. Bond has not yet been set on all the charges.
Jess ALLISON, William HAGGARD and Sheena HAGGARD were all present at the residence and were charged with the charges listed below.
Jess ALLISON, age 19 of Flat Rock, Alabama was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond not yet set.
William Haggard, age 23 of Higdon, Alabama was charged with Obstruction of Justice. Bond not yet set.
Sheena HAGGARD, age 24 of Flat Rock, Alabama was charged with Obstruction of Justice. Bond not yet set.
Escaped Inmate Shelby Ryan PARADISE was arrested without incident today in New Hope, Alabama. Special thanks to the New Hope Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Office, Scottsboro Police Department and the Limestome County Prison K-9 Tracking Unit for assisting in the arrest of PARADISE. .
On October 22, 2020 at around 4:00 AM, an inmate worker at the Jackson County Jail escaped the facility grounds after climbing a 16 foot fence topped with razor wire. The inmate Shelby Ryan PARADISE, age 34 of Scottsboro, AL. fled into a field across from the jail and then into the woods, north of the jail. A perimeter was established by members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Scottsboro Police Department and a K-9 Tracking Unit from the Limestone Prison was contacted. The K-9 Unit tracked the escapee to the area of West Willow Street where the track was lost. During this track several items of jail clothing were located. It is believed that he was possibly picked up by someone at that location. There was an unconfirmed report that the escapee was observed in the area of Poplar Street but the K-9 Tracking Unit was not able to establish a second track. PARADISE is described as a white, male, 6'04" tall, 215 lbs, Brown Hair and Blue eyes. He may be wearing gray sweats cloths or ornage jail cloths. PARADISE is not considered a danger to the community and was in jail on a probation violation stemming from a burglary charge. Recent information has indicated that PARADISE may be in the New Hope, Alabama area. Any information as to the whereabouts of PARADISE should be reported to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at 256-574-2610 or your local Police Department.
Booking Photo is attached.
On Sunday October 4, 2020 the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a call near Woodville, AL. where a birth allegedly took place at the residence and the newborn's body was possibly discarded. On Monday October 5, 2020, the deceased newborn was located at the residence as a result of a search warrant. The gestational age of the infant is not know at this time. The infant remains will be taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. This investigation is ongoing by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and no further details will be shared at this time.
On Tuesday July 28, 2020 at around 8 PM, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit were investigating complaints of drug activity in the area of County Road 673 in Stevenson, AL. Narcotics Agent located two vehicles and a four wheeler/ATV parked at the dead end of County Road 673. As Agents approached, an unidentified male subject left the area on the four wheeler/ATV. Agents then made contact with a male (Michael Keith GARRARD) and a female (Madonna Lynn GANT), both which were familiar to the Agents. After locating a methamphetamine pipe with methamphetamine residue in one of the vehicles, Agent placed GARRARD under arrest and placed him in handcuffs. At the same time, GANT, jumped into a blue 2011 Ford Mustang bearing AL personalized Tag "LYNGANT" and attempted to flee the area. The vehicle lost control and wrecked into a wooded area causing the vehicle to stall temporarily. As one of the Narcotic Agent approached the vehicle in an attempt to arrest the driver (GANT) the vehicle backed out of the wooded area and drove aggressively toward the Agent at which time the Agent fired several shots at the vehicle. No one was injured during this incident and GANT fled the scene. Patrol Deputies and Investigators responded to the area to assist but the vehicle and/or GANT were not located.
An arrest warrant was obtained for GANT charging her with Attempted Assault 1st degree. GANT is described as a 48 year old white female approximately 5'7" tall and 140 pounds with blond hair. GANT may still be driving the 2011 blue Ford Mustang bearing AL personalized Tag "LYNGANT". GANT is known to frequent the Pisgah and Rosalie Alabama areas of Jackson County and Ider and Henegar areas of Dekalb County but may be anywhere. A BOLO was sent out to law enforcement in the Tri-State area. Based this incident and a prior attempted assault on a Deputy, GANT should be considered Dangerous but her acess to weapons is not known. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of GANT or the vehicle should contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office 256-574-2610 or your local Police Department. Picture of GANT below is a prior booking photo.
During a further search of GARRARD's vehicle Agents located Methamphetamine, Controlled Pills and Prescription Medications which he did not possess a prescription for.
GARRARD (pictured below) age 47 of Stevenson, AL. was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Methamphetamine (FELONY), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance-Schedule V Controlled Pills (FELONY), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (MISDEMEANOR) and Illegal Possession of Prescription Medications (MISDEMEANOR). Bond has not yet been set on the Felony charges and GARRARD remains in the Jackson County Jail.
On July 16th, 2020, Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputies went to a residence on Cumberland Lane in Langston, AL. in response to a report of drug activity. Once there, items were located that Deputies recognized as drug paraphernalia. The Deputies then contacted the JCSO narcotics Unit and a search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence. During the search, Deputies and Investigators located Methamphetamine, Methamphetamine Pipes, Digital Scales, Marijuana, Marijuana Pipes, and a Syringe, which were located in various rooms of the residence. Arrested in connection with this investigation were:
JAMES QUINTON LITTLE, age 54, of Langston; charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Released on $5,300 bond;
VERONICA NICHOLE KING, age 32, of Langston; charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In custody bond set at $5,600;
KAYLA ELAINE MCKINNEY, age 35, of Langston; charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Released on $5,300 bond;
GINGER KENNEDY WOODLE, age 43, of Langston; charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Loitering in a Drug House, and several outstanding arrest warrants for Failure to Pay on NWNI and Failure to Appear on Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. In custody bond not set for all charges;
JASON ALLEN WOODLE, age 39, of Langston; charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Loitering in a Drug House. In custody bond set at $5,600;
DWIGHT PAUL LONG, age 42, of Scottsboro; charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Loitering in a Drug House. Released on $5,600 bond.
Additionally, TERRY DARRELL MYERS, age 64, of Dutton was observed leaving the residence and found to have a switched tag. During the course of the traffic stop, MYERS was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was charged with Felony DUI. In custody Bond not yet set.
On Tuesday May 19, 2020, Game Wardens with the Alabama Dept. Of Natural Resources contacted the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in regards to locating drugs on a subject in the Scottsboro City Park. After making contact with the suspect, DAKOTA TYLER MASON, 26, of Woodville, the Game Wardens found that Mason had outstanding arrest warrant with the AL Dept. of Natural Resources for Failure to Appear in court on several hunting violations. MASON was detained and a JCSO Patrol Deputy responded to assist. During an inventory of the suspect's vehicle approximately 21 GRAMS of METHAMPHETAMINE (Ice), a small amount of MARIJUANA, a single ALPRAZOLAM (Xanax), two baggies of an unknown white powder, approximately 1/2 GRAM of HEROIN and drug paraphernalia were located and seized. Two firearms, a Glock model 22 .40 caliber pistol and a 12 gauge shotgun were also located, along with a set of brass or metal knuckles. The Jackson County Narcotics Unit was contacted and responded to assist in this investigation. MASON remains in the Jackson County Jail and bond has not yet been set as to the felony charges in this case.
On May 13, 2020, Jackson County Sheriff's Office Investigators and Deputies located a stolen 2020 side by side valued at $22,856.00 at a residence on County Road 138 in Skyline. Sheriff's Office Investigators notified Scottsboro Police Investigators of a location where other stolen property was believed to be located. Scottsboro Police Investigators located a 2ND 2020 side by side and utility trailer valued at $19,359.00 at a residence on Lakeshore Drive in Scottsboro.
Spencer Rick COATES age 39 of Huntsville, AL. (NO PHOTO AVAILABLE) was charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree by Scottsboro Police Department Investigators in connection with the items located on Lakeshore Drive.
The two side by sides and trailer were reported stolen from a business in Huntsville, Al on May 3, 2020.
The Investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected in the case.
In a separate Investigation being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office involving a rash of stolen ATV's in the Macedonia, Section and Dutton areas, the following property was recovered:
-Honda Foreman 400 ATV & 25 gal sprayer- Value $ 5,000
-Yamaha Grizzly 550 ATV- Value $ 9,800
-Echo 225 Grass Trimmer- Value $ 250
-Honda Rancher 350 ATV- Value $ 1,500
-Honda 300 4x4 ATV- Value $ 2,500
-Camo John Deere Gator 4 Seater UTV- Value $ 10,000
The suspect in these thefts, Richard Allen GREEN age 34 of Section, AL. has been observed on some of these vehicles and has fled from Law Enforcement on several occasions in the past week. Arrest warrants have been obtained for GREEN.
PUBLIC NOTICE: THE VICTIMS OF THESE THEFTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
On Tuesday May 12, 2020, Jackson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Brandon Phillips stopped a vehicle on Highway 35 in Scottsboro, Alabama for a tag violation. During the course of the stop, Deputy Phillips developed suspicion that there were controlled substances inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle approximately 5.1 pounds of Synthetic Cannabinoids (Spice) were located in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The driver, WILLIAM TRAVIS PAYNE, age 25, of Whiteside, Tennessee, was also found to have a warrant for Failure to Pay on a Traffic Violation from 2018. PAYNE was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail without incident. PAYNE was charged with Trafficking in a Synthetic Controlled Substance (13A-12-231(12). Bond had not yet been set at the time of this release.