Chilton County Sheriff's Department received a tip from our website that stated a possible sex offender from Florida was living next to Verbena Annex School. On August 18th at midnight, deputies and Investigator Derrick Bone responded to 4640 Highway 31 in Verbena. At the residence, Investigator Bone made contact with Robbie Roper. Investigator Bone determined that Robbie Roper is a registered sex offender from Florida and has failed to register and notify the Chilton County Sheriff's Office. The address is restricted due to Verbena Annex School. Sheriff John Shearon stated Alabama SORNA law states a sex offender cannot establish or maintain a living accommodation within 2000 feet of a school or license daycare. This address is definitely not a good address and is clearly protected. The driveway to the residence is next to the school and the property lines connect. Investigator Bone stated the measurement was approximately 180 feet from the front door of the residence to the nearest playground equipment. Robbie Roper was arrested for Failure to register with local law enforcement and sex offender living in a prohibited residence location. Both are class C felonies. Sheriff Shearon also stated if you're a sex offender living in this county, you will obey the SORNA law or you will go to jail.
On 08-17-2017 at approximately , deputies responded to an address on County Road 54 on a burglary alarm. Once the first deputy arrived on the scene he observed a window broken out of a garage. The deputy called for additional units. Once the additional units arrived the building was cleared and no one was found inside. Several items we noticed to be missing from the building. An investigator was called to process the scene. Deputies received an additional call of another possible burglary that had taken place earlier in the night. The two addresses were not far apart. Deputies responded to that address. While at the second address, deputies received a call of a subject breaking into a barn at another location next door to first call. The 911 caller stated a male subject was seen running from their barn. Deputies arrived on scene and deployed K9 Traffic, the Sheriff's Office new tracking dog. Traffic tracked the suspect and found him hiding in the loft of the barn. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Traffic is a two year old Belgian Malinois, he is trained in narcotic detection and tracking. We are happy to have him on our team. Traffic and his partner, Corporal McCartney have worked together for only 6 months and have made several drug cases so far.
ON 07/08/2017 NARCOTIC UNIT AND DEPUTY CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY RD 81 AND COUNTY RD 754. UPON APPROACHING THE VEHICLE OFFICERS COULD SMELL A STRONG ODOR OF MARIJUANA COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. OFFICERS SEARCHED THE VEHICLE AND LOCATED INSIDE THE VEHICLE WAS HEROIN, MARIJAUNA, MUSHROOMS, PARAPHERNALIA AND A CLEAR BOTTLE CONTAINING ADRENALIN. THER WAS ALSO A SMALL CHILD INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVE ANDRA HOWARD SR HELD FELONY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY 1ST WARRANTS THROUGH CHILTON COUNTY. BOTH ANDRA HOWARD SR AND ANDRA HOWARD JR WAS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 2ND, CHEMICAL ENDANGERMENT OF A CHILD AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
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The Chilton County Sheriffs Office needs help identifying the burglary suspect in photos. A burglary occurred in the 1200 block of County Rd 456 Clanton, Al. If you can help identify the suspect in photos please contact the Chilton County Sheriffs Office at (205) 755-4698 or Asst. Chief Shane Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Suspect is armed please do not approach. If you see the suspect please contact Communications @ (205) 755-1120.
On June 29 2017, narcotics investigators and patrol deputies responded to Days Inn in Clanton to attempt an arrest warrant on Travis Michael Williams. It was discovered that Williams had a room rented at the Days Inn. Investigators verified that Williams had an active warrant and that he was in the room, at which time Days Inn management made entry to speak with Williams. Williams was then taken into custody. During the arrest, deputies observed a substance in the room that appeared to be methamphetamine. A presumptive field test was conducted on the substance with a positive result for methamphetamine. A subsequent search warrant was written and granted. 130 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located during the search. Williams was charged with Drug Trafficking and Unlawful Possession of Paraphernalia. Investigators estimate the street value of the methamphetamine to be approximately $13,000.00.
It has come to light that some possible negative feedback has been raised regarding the Days Inn of Clanton. The Chilton County Sheriffs Office would like to clarify that the management of the Days Inn Clanton was instrumental in the investigation of this case. They assisted above and beyond a normal capacity, and the Chilton County Sheriffs Office would like to take this opportunity to thank Days Inn Clanton for the progress they have made in the past several months to assist law enforcement, and helping the citizens of Chilton County with it's battle against narcotics. This investigation started as a basic arrest warrant, but led into a larger investigation. This could have happened at any hotel, business, or private location. Fortunately, it happened at a location with personnel willing to stand up for their local community. For that, we say "Thank You, Days Inn".
During the week of June 19-24, Deputies spent three nights paying visits to every registered sex offender within Chilton County.
Sheriff John Shearon stated, “11 Sex Offenders were arrested during a compliance check last week.” “It is our responsibility to make sure these registered sex offenders are compliant and not violating any laws.” Investigators Jennifer Bland and Derrick Bone put together a gameplan and saw that it was executed to the fullest. “Checks were conducted on all 150 sex offenders living in our county in 3 nights. During the checks, 11 sex offenders were arrested and warrants have been issued for another.”-Investigator Bone. Russel Lathrop was charged with possession of marijuana 2nd and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jason Williams is charged with possession of marijuana 2nd. Roy Lucas and Calvin Aultman are charged with failure to register with local law enforcement. Tommy Wilson and Phillip Stewart is charged with living in a prohibited residence location. Wilson had a 3 year old female and Stewart had a 16 year old male at their residence during the checks, which is a violation of the sex offender registration notification act. David Davis was arrested for failure to register with local law enforcement, failure to pay registration fees and community corrections warrant. James Klinger was arrested for failure to register with local law enforcement and living in a prohibited residence location. Jennifer Henry was arrested at the Chilton County High School for criminal trespassing and Terry Elmore had an outstanding warrant for failure to make child attend school. There was also a juvenile arrested for failure to register with local law enforcement. Because the juvenile was convicted in juvenile court, his name can not be released. Sheriff Shearon stated, “this was a successful compliance check. If you're a sex offender living in this county, you will obey the SORNA law or you will go to jail. I would like to thank Clanton, Thorsby, Jemison and Maplesville Police Departments, along with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and my deputies for conducting these checks.” “I have obtained a felony warrant for Vernon Scott Carter for failure to register with local law enforcement. Vernon Carter has recently moved from his residence on county road 26 in Plantersville and has failed to provide the Sheriff's Department with a new address. Vernon Carter needs to turn himself into local law enforcement, or other wise we will use every resource available to find you.”-Investigator Bone. If you know where Vernon Carter is, please contact the Chilton County Sheriff's Office, 205-755-4698.
The Chilton County Sheriff's Department is looking for Inmate Jeremy Wade Littleton. Jeremy Littleton is a white male, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, height 5'7", and weighs 136 lbs. Littleton's last known address is 456 County Road 68, Clanton, AL 35045. Littleton was last seen in blue hospital scrubs and a white T-shirt around 1830MT at Shelby Baptist Hospital. Inmate Littleton was able to evade law enforcement by sneaking out of his hospital room's bathroom. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Chilton County Sheriff's Office.
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.