Investigators are investigating a Burglary/Theft that occurred on County Rd 423 in the Fairview area between 06/15 and 06/16/2017. Suspect(s) took a Miller welder, Stihl MS 250 chainsaw, a Harbor Freight brand generator, a gas powered drill, fishing tackle, and a large quantity of ammunition. Anyone having information on this case please contact the Sheriff's Office Investigations or the Sheriff's Secret Witness line.
On June 16, 2017, Deputies from the Patrol Division and Narcotics Investigators assigned to the Special Operations Division responded to a Suspicion Person call in the 5900 block of County Rd 754 in the Lomax area. On arrival Deputies observed Lewis Leonard Simpson in the yard of the residence. Deputies knew Simpson to have an outstanding Felony Theft Warrant and attempted to take him into custody. Simpson fled into the residence and locked the door. After an attempt to get the occupants to open the door, Deputies forced entry into the residence and Simpson was apprehended fleeing from rear of the residence. Deputies detected the strong odor of marijuana inside the residence and observed property both inside and outside the residence that matched the description of stolen property taken in a Burglary in the Liberty Hill area the previous week. Investigators obtained a Search Warrant for the residence and subsequently located marijuana, drug paraphernalia and approximately $6500 in stolen property. Simpson, Andra Howard Jr., and Casey Michelle Watkins were taken into custody for outstanding Warrants, Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree and misdemeanor drug and obstruction charges. Additional charges relating to the Burglary and Theft are being investigated.
Between the dates of June 16-18, 2017. Deputies Freeman,Garris and Brown, under the leadership of Corporal McCartney, made several narcotics arrest while on their regular patrol shift.
The first arrests were made Friday night after deputies received a call from citizens, complaining about excessive traffic to a certain address.while responding to the area, deputies and EMS were dispatched to the same residence on drug overdose. Once the overdose victim was treated and removed from the scene, deputies were granted written consent to search the residence from the homeowner. Once in the home, meth and large amounts of drug paraphernalia, including scales and baggies were located. Four arrest were made at this location.
The next case was made Saturday evening, when Corporal McCartney and Deputy Freeman responded to an address in an attempt to make contact with a male whom had outstanding warrants. Once contact was made the male fled on foot and but was quickly apprehended. During the apprehension the male attempted to dispose of narcotics to conceal them from the deputies. The item thrown was recovered and found to be meth.Sunday night,Corporal McCartney, with the assistance of CPD Officers Aldridge,Overton and Foshee, made a traffic stop on vehicle for expired tag and no seat belt. A vehicle search was conducted after reasonable suspicion and access was granted. Meth was located in the vehicle and an arrest was made.
Shearon John Shearon would like to congratulate these officers for these arrest. In a statement the Sheriff said, “this is a constant top effort for my Deputies and myself. To pull these kinds of criminals off the streets along with the drugs they are trying to distribute, putting us and our children at risk.”
All information has not been processed in these cases. More information to come, when available.
On 06/08/2017, Deputy Brown attempted to stop a passenger car for speeding. A short vehicle pursuit ensued after the suspect failed to stop. The suspect vehicle wrecked and the driver attempted to flee on foot. Deputy Brown, with the assistance of CPL Smitherman and Reserve Deputy Justin Smitherman, were able to effect an arrest on the driver, Andrew Joel Odom. Narcotics were located in the vehicle, along with pipes and several baggies. The baggies contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
In reference to the dog attack on 6/5/2017. At approximately 12:15 AM, Deputies along with EMS responded to a reported dog attack on County Road 265, in the Refuge area. Upon arrival, first responders found a patient suffering critical injuries. The patient was air lifted to UAB trauma center. Sheriff Shearon has spoken with the Patient, the extent of her injuries is still unknown at this time. Deputies have made contact with the owner of the dogs that attacked the patient and the dogs have been quarantined at a local vet. The owner has been corporative with this investigation. We will provide additional information once it is available.
On 6/05/2017 at approx 0400hrs a single male suspect forced entry into the Sunoco station at I-65 and County Rd 59 and stolen several hundred packs of cigarettes and cigars. No vehicle description or direction of travel. Please contact the Chilton County Sheriff's Office with any information.
On 06/05/2017 at approx 0150hrs, two w/m suspects forced entry to the General Store and stole several hundred packs of cigarettes mostly Newport and Kools. The suspect dressed in black, walks with a pronounced limp and cants his right foot to the outside when he steps. The other suspect, wearing the brown jacket has a moniker on the back of the jacket "Phat Parm". Unknown vehicle or direction of travel. Please contact Shane Mayfield with the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office with any information. 205-755-4698
On May 19th 2017, the Chilton County Sheriffs Office, along with Clanton Police Department executed a drug search warrant at 204 Wade Street in the West End Community in Clanton. During the search warrant, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and handguns were located in the residence. The following suspects were arrested: Stacy Taylor, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (UPOCS); Jacques Taylor, UPOCS; Courtney Johnson, UPOCS; Jessica Wilson, UPOCS; and William Ulmer, Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree. This has been an ongoing investigation with additional suspects involved and additional charges pending. The Chilton County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Unit would like to thank the residents of the West End Community for the assistance and support in this case. Together we can make a difference.
We are proud to announce the addition of the inmate roster to our website. This will be a live roster, updated when any changes occur in our system. This is another way we are striving to be transparent and informative to the public with all possible information.
Thanks Sheriff John Shearon
Chilton County Citizens Firearms Safety Course
Sheriff John Shearon is pleased to announce that the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office is now offering Citizens Firearms Courses. Our training staff developed these courses in response to the high volume of requests from citizens regarding firearms classes for the public. It is recognized that in this day and age, many people own and handle firearms in an effort to protect themselves. This class is aimed at providing the public valuable information about how to handle a firearm safely, how to shoot accurately, when it is legal to use a firearm, and what to expect when a firearm is used to defend a life.
Handguns must be unloaded and secured in a case.
- Must be 18 years of age, and be able to pass a criminal history check.
- Must bring a legal, modern handgun that will pass instructor inspection for safety and reliability. Calibers which will be accepted are: .22, .380acp, .38 special, 357 magnum, 38 special, 9mm, .40 Smith&Wesson, .45acp.
(NOTE: Any other calibers must be approved prior to start of course)
- Must bring minimum 100 rounds of NEW manufactured ammunition for your handgun, also subject to inspection by instructor. (NO Reloads)
- Must have a BELT holster specifically made for your handgun, and a STURDY Belt. No cross draw, ankle or shoulder holsters will be allowed.
- Every person must bring Eye & Ear Protection, to be worn at all times while on the range.
- The rules of the classroom and range will be strictly enforced. Any violations may result in the student being dismissed from the course.
Application For Firearms Safety Course can be printed off below. The application can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.