On Monday March 09, 2020 at approximately 2:35 PM the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a person being shot at a residence on County Road 36 in Hollywood, AL. Personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Hollywood Police Department responded to the scene and verbally made contact with the suspect (Eric SCOTT) who was still inside the residence. SCOTT refused to exit the residence and made threats to Law Enforcement. Deputies deployed tear gas into the residence but SCOTT again refused to exit. Based on the belief that someone was shot inside the residence, Deputies and Officers made entry into the residence and took SCOTT into custody. Subsequently the body of a female (later identified as Anna Grogan BROWN age 45 of Scottsboro, AL.) was located inside the residence. BROWN was pronounced dead on the scene by the Jackson County Coroner.
SCOTT age 36 of Hollywood, AL. was arrested and charged with Murder in connection to this investigation. SCOTT was transported to the Jackson County Jail and booked without incident. Bond has not yet been set and this investigation is continuing.
Special thanks to the Hollywood Police Department, Hollywood Fire Department, Jackson County Coroner's Office and Highlands Ambulance Service for their rapid response and critical assistance during this case.