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Suspect Charged in Jackson County Murder

On Thursday September 20, 2018, arrest warrants were issued on Brandon Blaine BERRY age 31 of Woodville, Alabama charging him with Kidnapping 1st degree and Murder.  These charges came pursuant to an investigation into a body located on Jackson County Road 86 in Woodville, Alabama on Friday September 14, 2018.  BERRY who was already in the Jackson County Jail on unrelated charges was served with these arrest warrants at approximately 5:30 PM.  Bond has been set at $25,000 for the Kidnapping charge and $200,000 for the Murder charge.  Total Bond amount $225,000.

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Body Found in Woodville/Jackson County

On Friday September 14, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Scottsboro Police Department and Madison County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Unit executed search warrants at a residence and two campers located on County Road 86 in Woodville, Alabama.  During this search, which was being conducted as part of an investigation into a missing person, Investigators located human remains buried in a hole in a wooded area near the search location. This investigation had been ongoing for most of this past week and foul play was suspected early into the investigation.  The body was that of a white male, which has not yet been positively identified.  The body will be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy.

Several suspects have been identified and charges are anticipated in the near future.

Significant assistance was also provided during this investigation by the agencies listed above (Madison County Sheriff's Office and Scottsboro Police Department) and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office, the New Hope Police Department, the Madison Police Department, the Huntsville Police Department, the Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad, the Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Highlands Ambulance Service and Elite Detection Dogs. 

For those wishing to attend, Sheriff Chuck Phillips will hold a news/press conference on Monday September 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM. 

Bryant Man Stabs Three Family Members

On September 13, 2018, around 3:00 AM Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Family/Domestic Disturbance call on County Road 131 in Bryant, Alabama.  Upon arrival at the residence, Deputies found that three family members had been stabbed/cut with a knife by 25 year old Tyler Jackson BLACKWELL.  BLACKWELL’s mother age 44 of Bryant was stabbed in the chest, father age 48 of Bryant was stabbed several times in the arm and step-brother age 22 of Bryant was cut on his hand.  BLACKWELL was taken into custody at the scene and placed in a patrol car.  After the scene was secured and EMS was providing First Aid to the victims, Deputies discovered that BLACKWELL was having medical issues, apparently from ingesting drugs prior to the incident.  BLACKWELL was then transported to a Jasper, TN. area hospital for medical attention.  BLACKWELL’S mother was transported, by helicopter, to Erlanger, Hospital along with his father who was transported by Ambulance.  The step-brother was treated and released at the scene.  The current status of all victims and suspect is unknown at this time.

BLACKWELL will face felony charges upon his release from the hospital.    

This investigation is continuing. 

Bridgeport Search Leads to 2 Arrests

 

On July 14, 2018, Officers with the Bridgeport Police Department responded to a suspicious activity call on 11th St. in Bridgeport, AL.  Once there, the Officers detected the smell of methamphetamine and contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit for assistance.  A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence, where Officers and Deputies located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Arrested in connection with this investigation were:

Jimmy Lynn WILSON, age 57, of Bridgeport, AL. who was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Cheryl Gwen TERRY, age 53, of Bridgeport, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both were later released on $5.300 Bond.

More arrests in this case are expected in this case.

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Langston Arrests Meth Seizure

 

 

On the morning of June 27, 2018, The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a theft of fishing rod and reels from a pickup truck on Langston Road.  Deputies and Investigators responded and located the suspect vehicle at a boat launch on Langston Road and investigated the complaint.  As a result of this investigation, the rod and reels were recovered along with drug paraphernalia and three persons (Jeremy Christopher ROBERTS age 19 of Section, AL, Marlene CUNNINGHAM age 37 of Flat Rock, AL. and Andrew Lee GONZALEZ age 20 of Rainsville, AL) were arrested.  All three were transported to the Jackson County Jail, where approximately 44 grams of Methamphetamine was located on the person of ROBERTS.  All three remain in custody and specific charges are listed below with bond amounts.

ROBERTS- Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Promoting Prison Contraband, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft of Property 4th degree, and Breaking and Entering a vehicle. Bond was set at $40,600. 

CUNNINGHAM- Theft of Property 4th degree, and Breaking and Entering a vehicle. Bond was set at $2,800.

GONZALEZ- Theft of Property 4th degree, Breaking Entering a vehicle and Failure to Pay on a charge of Fishing Without a License. Bond was set at $2,932. 

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Bridgeport Search Warrant/Marijuana Seizure

 

 

In the early morning hours of June 17, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Narcotics Unit, JCSO Patrol Deputies, Bridgeport Police Department and Stevenson Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Highway 277 in Bridgeport, AL.   During a search of the residence, deputies/officers recovered approximately 175 grams of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia, video surveillance cameras, and $1837.00 in cash. Arrested in connection with this investigation was JEREMY SCOTT HALLMAN, age 31, of Bridgeport, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. HALLMAN was later released on $7,800 bond.

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Two Weekend Drug Cases

 

On Friday May 11, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, JCSO Patrol Division, SBI/ALEA Region F Drug Task Force and Scottsboro Police Department executed two search warrants in Scottsboro, Alabama on Worthington Street and Beech Street resulting in the seizure of 1 ounce of Methamphetamine/ICE, Hydrocodone, Xanax, and $1,346.00 US Currency.   Arrested in connection with searches was Keri Brooke WINKLES age 30 of Scottsboro, Alabama who was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Hydrocodone) and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax). WINKLES (pictured above) was booked into the Jackson County Jail and later released on $35,000 bond. 

 

 

On Saturday May 12, 20-18, in a separate investigation, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, JCSO Patrol Division and Scottsboro Police Department conducted an investigation into drug distribution activity at the Red Roof Inn in Scottsboro, Alabama.  During a search of a room and vehicles located on the property, Deputies/Officers located and seized approximately 1 pound of High Grade Marijuana packaged for resale, Drug Paraphernalia, Two Weapons, Marijuana Wax, Xanax, Oxycodone, 216 Ecstasy pills along with $4,371.00 and three vehicles. Arrested in connection with this investigation was Jessica Layne CARLSON age 24 of Scottsboro, Alabama who was charged Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax x 2), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Oxycodone), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Ecstasy. CARLSON (pictured above) was booked into the Jackson County Jail and later released on $32,800 bond.

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North Sand Mountain Methamphetamine Bust/Five Arrested

 

 

On Saturday May 5, 2018, a joint investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, SBI/ADETF Region F, and U.S. Postal Inspectors culminated in the arrest of five persons for Drug Related Offenses in the Bryant area of Jackson County.  During this investigation, approximately 2 pounds of Methamphetamine (ICE), Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, a Methamphetamine Laboratory, one Firearm and $3,035.00 US Currency were seized.  As a result of this investigation the following persons were arrested and charged with the listed charges:

James McDANIEL age 51 of Bryant, Alabama who was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Forged Instrument and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  McDANIEL remains in custody on a $77,800 bond.

Robin MOORE age 38 of Higdon, Alabama was charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Marijuana.  MOORE remains in custody of $25,600 bond.

Charles GASS age 35 of Trenton, Georgia who was charged with Loitering in a Drug House, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Pay on a Speeding Ticket (warrant).  GASS remains in custody on a $600 bond. 

Michael CLOUD age 58 of Trenton, Georgia who was charged with Loitering in a Drug House.  CLOUD was released on $300 bond. 

James BROYLES age 49 of Wildwood, Georgia who was charged with Loitering in a Drug House.  BROYLES was released on a $300 bond. 

Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said "this in a major drug seizure for our County and the North Sand Mountain area".  "This investigation shows that inter-agency cooperation can lead to large amounts of drugs being taken off of our streets".  "The estimated Street Value of this Methamphetamine is between $120,000 and $250,000 depending on the purity of the product".  "Great job by our Narcotics Unit, State Task Force Agents and the Postal Inspectors".  

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Section Call Leads to Drug Arrest

On April 18, 2018, members of the Section Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Narcotics Unit responded to a call on Alabama Highway 35 in Section, AL. where a male subject reportedly had kicked a door open at a residence.  Upon arrival Deputies and Officers could smell marijuana inside residence.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence and during this search Spice, Xanax Pills, Lyrica pills, and drug paraphernalia were located and seized.  Arrested in connection with this case were:

Katherine Michelle THRIFT age 41 of Section, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica);

Kirstie Breanne THRIFT age 19 of Section, Al who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax) and Disorderly Conduct;

Jeremy Christopher ROBERTS age 18 of Section, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice), and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica);   

James Anthony JABLEY, Jr. age 28 of Section, AL. who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Spice) and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Lyrica);

Felon bonds had not yet been set at the time of this release and all remain in the Jackson County Jail.

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's/Scottsboro PD Drug Arrest

 

On April 11, 2018, Members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Patrol Division and Scottsboro Police Department Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence on Long Hollow Road in Scottsboro, AL.  During this search, approximately 572 grams of Marijuana, approximately 5 grams of Methamphetamine/Ice, Xanax, Oxycodone, Illegal Prescription Medications and Drug Paraphernalia were located and seized along with $1,600 Cash. 

Arrested in connection with this investigation were:

William Anthony SWEARENGIN age 60 of Scottsboro, AL. who was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st degree.  SWEARENGIN was later released on $2,800 bond.

Mandy Adelle CARRASCO age 39 of Scottsboro, AL. who was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Oxycodone), Illegal Possession Prescription Medication and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   CARRASCO was later released on $18,100 bond. 

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