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.
On June 6, 2017 members of the Jackson County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division and Narcotics Unit along with Scottsboro Police Department Investigators and Ft. Payne Police Department Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located on Alabama Hwy 71 in Rosalie, AL. During this search Investigators located approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine (Ice), approximately 1/4 pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, un-prescribed prescription medication and two handguns. Several items including an air compressor, pressure washer, a window mounted air conditioner and various tools, which are believed to have been stolen, were also located during this search. These items are thought to have been stolen from Jackson and surrounding counties in Alabama and Tennessee. Arrested in connection with this investigation were:
Scott Moore age 45 of Rosalie, AL. charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Possession With The Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Certain Person Prohibited To Possess A Firearm. Bond set at $15,300 and a hold was placed for Probation Violation;
Nathan Robert Townson age 32 of Henegar, AL. charged with Loitering in a Drug House and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation. Bond set at $800;
Ashley Cheri Holkem age 33 of Fort Payne, AL. charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Loitering in a Drug House. Bond set at $600;
Mandrian Lynn Smith age 38 of Flat Rock, AL. charged with Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Loitering In A Drug House. Bond set at $900.
This investigation is continuing and additional arrest/s are expected.
On Saturday 6/3/17 the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call about a reckless and possibly intoxicated driver traveling on US Hwy 72 in the Aspel community going toward Scottsboro, AL. Lt. Craig Holcomb located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 72 in Scottsboro, AL. As a result of this stop Lt. Holcomb recovered approximately 60 grams of Synthetic Cannabinoids also known as Spice and drug paraphernalia. Charles Edward Romans, 49, of Muscle Shoals, AL. was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail where Romans was charged with Trafficking in Synthetic Controlled Substances, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set and Romans was released on 6/5/17.
On the evening of 6/5/17, the Jackson County Sheriffs Office again received a report of a reckless driver on Hwy 72 in the Woodville, AL. area headed toward Scottsboro. Deputies again located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in Scottsboro, AL. and determined that Romans was the driver. As a result of this traffic stop, Lt. Tim Creel located an additional 2 grams of Synthetic Cannabinoids also known as Spice and drug paraphernalia. Romans was again arrested and charged with Possession of Synthetic Controlled Substances and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Romans remains in the Jackson County Jail.
On May 30, 2017, The Jackson County Sheriffs Office received two reports of thefts involving farm tractors which where stolen from two separate locations on Jackson County Road 378 in the town of Dutton. Listed below are descriptions of the stolen tractors:
-2004 AGCO Model GT-65 4x4 Farm Tractor, orange in color, with a front-end loader and 7 foot Bush Hog. Valued at $20,000. Attached Photo NOT of Tractor but similar.
-Early 2000’s John Deere Model 3032 Farm Tractor, green in color, with front-end loader and hay-forks. Tractor had a Boykin Tractor sticker on the body at the time of the theft. Valued at $13,000. Attached Photo of actual Tractor
Anyone with information regarding these thefts should contact the Jackson County Sheriffs Office at 256-574-2610.
On May 24,2017, members of the Stevenson Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop on Cox St. in Stevenson, AL. for a traffic violation. The stop led to the search of the vehicle driven by Randall Scott AKIN age 33 of Bridgeport, AL. During the search of the vehicle Sheriff’s Narcotics deputies located a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, approx 96 Xanax pills, Oxycodone, Marijuana, digital scales and $3,400.00 cash. Deputies arrested AKIN who was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Xanax), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances (Oxycodone), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying a pistol without a permit. AKIN was transported to the Jackson County Jail. At the time of this release bond had not yet been set for the Felony Charges.