On Saturday September 2, 2017, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Billy Gordon PEETE age 59 of Princeton, AL. during a traffic stop on Alabama Highway 65 near the Garth Community on outstanding arrest warrants stemming from a August 29, 2017 incident. PEETE was arrested without incident and charged with Kidnapping 1st degree, Domestic Violence Strangulation, Domestic Violence 2nd Assault, and Domestic Violence 2nd Burglary.
These warrants were issued following a report being filed with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office claiming that on the evening of August 29 through the morning of August 30, 2017, PEETE went to the residence of his ex-wife on County Road 303 in Princeton, AL. where he forced his way into her residence, assaulted her, choked her and tied her up. PEETE then held the ex-wife, against her will, for a period of time before releasing her.
PETE remains in the Jackson County Jail on $25,000 bond.
On Wednesday August 23, 2017, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office's Investigations Division arrested Kenneth Joe BISHOP III at his residence on Youngstown Road in Flat Rock, AL. BISHOP had several outstanding arrest warrants stemming from an investigation into a series of Thefts in the North Sand Mountain area of Jackson County. Deputies had been attempting to locate and arrest BISHOP for several weeks and finally located him hiding behind a dishwasher at the residence. BISHOP was charged with the outstanding arrest warrants, which included charges of:
Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree,
Receiving Stolen Property 3rd degree,
Receiving Stolen Property 4th degree,
Attempting to Elude.
As part of this investigation, on the same date, Investigators and Patrol Division Deputies located and recovered a 1999 Honda Four Trax 300 ATV which was hidden a wooded area off of County Road 95 in Higdon, AL. This ATV was reported stolen on August 19, 2017 from a residence on County Road 326 in Higdon and was valued at $4,500.00. This investigation has connected BISHOP to the possession of this stolen ATV and on Thursday August 24, 2017 two additional charges of Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree were added to BISHOP.
BISHOP remains in the Jackson County Jail and a total Bond has not yet been set.
On Wednesday August 16,2017, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received information about an outside marijuana grow behind a residence on Snodgrass Road in Scottsboro, AL. Acting on this information and with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Aviation Unit and Patrol Deputies, approximately 21, 7-foot tall marijuana plants were located and seized along with a small amount of manicured marijuana that was located inside the residence. Arrested in connection with this investigation was David Benjamin RICHEY age 40 of Scottsboro, AL. who was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st degree. RICHEY was transported to the Jackson County Jail and booked without incident. Bond has not yet been set.
Law Enforcement received information that Nathan Richard Vineyard, age 27 was a convicted sex offender and was wanted in Tennessee for failing to register as a sex offender. Vineyard was taken into custody at a residence on South Houston Street in Scottsboro, AL. on August 8, 2017.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals Office, and Scottsboro Police Department were involved in the investigation and arrest of Vineyard.
Vineyard is required to register as a sex offender due to being convicted of Sexual Battery in Tennessee in 2012.
Vineyard was charged with: Fugitive From Justice for outstanding warrant out of Roane County, Tn. for Failure to Register as Sex Offender.
Additional Charges: Failure to Register as Sex Offender ( Establishing a residence without notification of law enforcement ), Failure register as sex offender ( Prohibited residence location ).
Vineyard remains in the Jackson County Jail and a total bond has not yet been set.
On Tuesday July 18, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM, the Skyline Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 400 block of Manning Drive in Skyline, Alabama on a report of two men being stabbed. Upon arrival, Skyline Police Department Officers located two victims, Robert Clinton OWENS, age 54 of Skyline and Anthony Jerome SHRADER age 51 of Scottsboro, both which had been assaulted with a knife. The suspect in this assault, Raymond Lawrence TALLEY age 24 of Woodville was believed to have fled the scene in a stolen Ford Ranger pickup truck, which was taken from the residence. Both victims were initially treated by members of the Skyline Fire Department and were then airlifted to Trauma Hospitals. Both victims injuries were serious but not believed to be life threatening. At around 8:20 PM, Investigators with the Scottsboro Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office located the stolen truck driven by TALLEY traveling southbound on Alabama Highway 79 near County Road 114 in Scottsboro. TALLEY was arrested without incident and charged with several outstanding arrest warrants including Bond Revocation, Domestic Violence 3rd Harassment and Criminal Mischief. On July 20, 2017 as a result of the investigation into this incident, warrants were obtained on TALLEY charging him with two counts of Robbery 1st degree. TALLEY remains in custody in the Jackson County Jail and Bond has set at $20,000.
On Sunday July 16, 2017, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant John McCrary along with Deputy Bobby Wilbanks were dispatched to Walden's Citgo in Hollywood , Alabama on a “call for service” regarding a male subject who had been asleep behind the wheel of a car, at the gas pumps, for approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival, Deputies found Patrick Shane Boyd age 42 of Fort Payne, AL. seated behind the wheel of the car, slumped over the steering wheel. Boyd denied being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs but failed several field tests for sobriety. Boyd was arrested and a search was conducted of the vehicle. During this search, approximately 22 grams of methamphetamine and 3 Adderall capsules were located and seized.
Boyd was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Controlled Substances, Possession with intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Controlled Substances (Adderall). Bond was set at $14,500.
On Tuesday July 11th, 2017, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cecil Davis conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle near Broadway Avenue and 7th Street in Bridgeport, AL. During this traffic stop Deputy Davis found that one of the occupants of the vehicle (Holly Elaine HOLDER age 32 of Bridgeport, AL.) had an outstanding arrest warrant for a Probation Revocation. HOLDER was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant. JCSO Narcotics Captain Jimmy Jones responded to assist in this traffic stop along with K-9 “Tucker”. K-9 “Tucker” indicated on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics/controlled drugs odors and a search was conducted. During this search, a quantity of methamphetamine was located. The driver of the vehicle, Patricia Danielle GAMBLE age 32 of Bridgeport, AL., was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Possession with intent to distribute (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were transported to the Jackson County Jail without incident. While at the jail, GAMBLE was searched and found to be in possession of additional amounts of Methamphetamine. GAMBLE was also charged with Promoting Prison Contraband.
Total amount of Methamphetamine seized was 14.6 grams.
Bond for GAMBLE was set at 20,800.
No bond was set for HOLDER.
On Sunday July 9th, 2017 at around 11 am, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a man who had driven up to a residence on County Road 107 in the town of Skyline suffering from a wound to his neck. Emergency personnel from the Skyline Fire Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and found the victim, Timothy Daniel MULLICAN age 20 of Hytop, lying on the ground near his vehicle with an apparent neck wound. MULLICAN was transported to Highlands Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Based on the investigation into this incident, Deputies located and detained a possible suspect, Hank Thomas BLIZZARD age 18, who was in the general area of the incident. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators processed three separate crime scenes where evidence was recovered, including a knife, which is believed to been used in the crime.
Based on this investigation BLIZZARD was arrested and charged with murder. BLIZZARD was booked into the Jackson County Jail and bond was set at $500,000.
On June 13, 2017, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was notified of a Ford Mustang traveling a high rate of speed on Alabama Highway 72 westbound near the Aspel community. Lt. Craig Holcomb located the vehicle in the Woodville, AL. area traveling at speeds in excess of 120 MPH and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling at a high rate of speed into Madison County. The pursuit, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies including Gurley Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and Huntsville Police Department continued into the City of Huntsville and ended near Memorial Parkway and Governors Drive after the vehicle stopped for traffic at a red light. The Driver, Newton Kipruto Rotich, age 25 of Huntsville, AL. was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was charged with Reckless Endangerment x 3, Fleeing to Elude and Criminal Mischief. Rotich was also issued several traffic citations for violations that took place during the pursuit. Bond was set at $1,500.
On 6-12-17 Jackson County Sheriffs Office Deputies and Narcotics Unit Agents went to a residence on AL Hwy 35 in Section, AL. to serve an arrest warrant on Deborah Salisbury for a violation of House Arrest. Salisbury age 60 of Section, AL. was located, arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail. NO Bond has been set.
While at the residence two additional persons were located on the roof of the residence and were identified as Angela Gray and Jason Thompson. Both subjects were found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia and both had outstanding arrest warrants from Jackson and/or Dekalb County. Gray age 28 of Collinsville, AL and Thompson age 32 of Collinsville, AL. were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the outstanding arrest warrants. Bond was set at $5,300 for both and holds were placed for addition outstanding warrants from other Alabama agencies.