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Jackson County Murder

On August 5, 2022 at around 4:00 AM the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting that a person had been stabbed outside a residence on County Road 197 in Flat Rock, Alabama.  Deputies responded and located a 21 year old victim (Damian Blaze WADE) who had an apparent stab wound to his body along with the suspect (Steven Ryan WADE age 40 of Flat Rock).  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Based on the preliminary investigation, Steven WADE was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail.  Steven WADE was charged with Murder and bond has not yet been set. 

NOTE: Booking photo will be available on the Jackson County Sheriff's Office website after he has completed the booking process which had not been completed at the time of this release.    

Drug Seizure/Arrest in Stevenson, AL

 

On July 13, 2022, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Stevenson Police conducted a search on Myrtle Place in Stevenson, Alabama, after receiving a complaint of drug activity. During this search, approximately 90 grams of Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoids) were located and seized, along with 2.5 grams of Methamphetamine, and items of Drug Paraphernalia.

Arrested in connection with this investigation was JOSHUA LEE MORROW, age 39 of Stevenson, Alabama. MORROW was charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance-Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoids), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. MORROW was booked into the Jackson County Jail and bond is set at $28,000.00.

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MISSING PERSON FROM JACKSON COUNTY

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing person who was reported missing from the Langston, AL. area. 

MISSING PERSON: Beverly Sue TANNER, White/Female  D.O.B. 08/15/1968  5'4", Blonde Hair Brown Eyes                  PICTURED BELOW

TANNER was last seen walking from a campsite on Langston Road on 06/05/2022. 

Anyone who has information about TANNER should contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at 256-574-2610 or your local law enforcement agency.   

 

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Matthew GARREN charged with 2nd MURDER

Based on preliminary results from an autopsy conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, defendant Matthew Edward GARREN  has been charged with a second count of Murder.  Matthew GARREN was initially arrested on 4/30/22 and charged with one count of MURDER stemming from the shooting death of his brother Christopher GARREN.   The autopsy results confirmed that GARREN also shot and killed his father HORACE "Bimbo" GARREN.  Matthew GARREN remains in the Jackson County Jail.  

Double Homicide/Murder Investigation

On Saturday April 30, 2022 at approximately 2:30 P.M.  Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and DeKalb County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a shooting at a residence on County Road 354, Pisgah, AL.   Initially this shooting was reported to have happened DeKalb County but it was later determined to have occurred in Jackson County.  Upon arrival, Deputies found two male victims, Horace "Bimbo" GARREN age 68 of Pisgah, AL and Christopher Horace GARREN age 44 of Pisgah, AL. who had been apparently shot and killed in the back yard of the residence.  The suspect, Matthew Edward GARREN, fled the scene and was later located by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office helicopter in a wooded area a distance from the residence.  DeKalb County Deputies soon detained Matthew Edward GARREN and returned him the residence.   

As a result of the initial investigation Matthew Edward GARREN age 33 of Pisgah, AL. (photo below) was arrested and charged with Murder.  GARREN remains in the Jackson County Jail and bond has not yet been set on the Murder charge.  GARREN was also charged with two outstanding misdemeanor charges stemming from prior traffic related offenses. 

Pending the results of an autopsy additional charges may be filed against Matthew GARREN.

Note that both victims and the suspect were related.

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Attempted Murder Arrest

 

On Friday morning (4/15/22) at approximately 3:00 am, Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a person being shot at a residence on County Road 265, Section, AL. which is located in the Macedonia community.  Upon arrival, Deputies found a female victim, who had been shot, inside the residence with her husband also present.  Members of the Macedonia Fire Department and Highlands Ambulance Service responded to provide medical care for the victim.  The victim was flown to a Trauma Center and her current status is not known.  After an initial Investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, it was determined that the husband had shot the victim.   Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Bomb Technicians were contacted and responded to investigate a suspicious device that was located inside the residence.  Several weapons were located and seized as part of this investigation.  

Bradley Austin GREY (Booking Photo Above) age 27 of Section, AL. was arrested at the scene and charged with Attempted Murder.  GREY remains in the Jackson County Jail and bond has not yet been set.  Additional charges may be filed at a later time.

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Joint Investigation/Arrest/Drug Seizure

 

On Friday April1, 2022, a joint investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Scottsboro Police Department, Skyline Police Department, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Region F Drug Task Force culminated in the execution of a search warrant  on West Willow Street in Scottsboro, Alabama. During the course of this search, Investigators located approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine, 10.5 grams of crack cocaine, 12.3 grams of marijuana and approximately 1/2 gram of suspected heroin and $3270 in US currency. Additionally Investigators located various items of drug paraphernalia including bongs, digital scales, pipes, and baggies, which are indicative of drug sales.  Present at the residence during this search was Angel Brite STEWART age 33 of Scottsboro, Alabama who was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substances Heroin and Possession of Marijuana 2nd.

Stewart remains in the Jackson County Jail and Bond on a $43,500.00 Bond. 

 

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IN CUSTODY DEATH AT JACKSON COUNTY JAIL

On Thursday March 24, 2022 at approximately 1:00 PM, Corrections Deputies discovered an inmate at the Jackson County Jail in the process of hanging himself from a bed inside his cell.  The inmate, Phillip DODSON age 45 of Eastridge, TN., was immediately provided first aid by Corrections Deputies and Emergency Medical personnel from Highlands Ambulance Service.  DODSON was then transported to the Jackson County Hospital Emergency Room where he was later pronounced dead. 

As is the case with any IN CUSTODY DEATH, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) was contacted and responded to investigate this incident.

Any further information regarding this incident should be requested through ALEA. 

Multi-Drug Arrest/Jackson County Sheriffs Office

On Monday March 21, 2022, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) executed a search warrant at a residence on Lemon Street in Scottsboro, Alabama.  During this search, a large amount of Controlled Substances were located including: Approximately 142 Grams of Methamphetamine; Approximately 84 Grams of Crack Cocaine; Approximately 20 Grams of Cocaine HCL, thirty-three (33) packages of Marijuana, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Clonazepam, Amphetamine and Psilocybin.   Additionally Drug Paraphernalia and Packaging Material were located, which indicated the resale of these Controlled Substances. 

As a result of this search and subsequent seizure the following brothers were arrested and charged as listed below:

JOHN ALLEN LEIGHTNER age 31 of Scottsboro, AL.

Charges- Trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances- Oxycodone, Possession of Controlled Substances-Hydrocodone, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Amphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Clonazepam,  Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Psilocybin,  Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $78,800.00 and John LEIGHTNER remains in the Jackson County Jail. 

 

TIMOTHY MARK LEIGHTNER, Jr. age 33 of Albian, MI.

Charges- Trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances- Oxycodone, Possession of Controlled Substances-Hydrocodone, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Amphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Clonazepam,  Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Psilocybin,  Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $78,800.00 and Timothy LEIGHTNER remains in the Jackson County Jail. 

 

Photos of seized Controlled Substances.

   

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Changes to Alert Notifications Effective March 7, 2022

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