Message from Sheriff John Shearon
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic and Pistol Permit Renewals:
The Chilton County Sheriff's Office will be sending out pistol permit reminders. Do not panic if your permit is expired or will expire soon. It is ok to wait until the courthouse reopens to renew your permit, we are also extending a grace period during this health crisis. Anyone possessing a permit which expires between January 1, 2020 until April 30, 2020 should retain a copy of this letter that states they are hereby granted an extension. Should you have an encounter with law enforcement that requires showing your concealed carry permit, please show this letter, and your permit will be honored. After April 30, 2020 you may contact the Chilton County Sheriff's Office for instructions on applying for or renewing your permit. Any questions or concerns, you may have should be directed to the Sheriff's Office at 205-755-4698. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
We will accept your renewal through the mail if you wish to renew at this time. We will only renew permits that are expiring or recently expired, if the permit has expired before January 1, 2020 you will have to wait until the courthouse reopens.
If renewing please includeCheck or money order made payable to the Chilton County Sheriff's Office Self-addressed stamped envelope
Renewal Prices are as follows1 year $25.25 2 years $45.25 3 years $65.25 4 years $85.25 5 years $105.25
Again, you may wait until the courthouse reopens to renew your permit. Thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time.
Successful results of a multi-agency operation.
6 MARCH 2020
Two joint multi-agency enforcement operations in as many months have resulted in multiple arrests and large seizures of illegal cash proceeds and narcotics.
On January 23, 2020, a multi-agency operation was conducted involving the Chilton County Sheriff's Office, Clanton Police Department, Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Prattville Police Department, and the Montgomery Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Agents from those Agencies executed (5) five search warrants in the Clanton area resulting in (3) three arrests, the seizure of approx. $27,000 in illegal currency, approximately 1.2 lbs of Methamphetamine, and approximately one pound of Marijuana. Arrested in that operation were Deferio Marquez Varner 35 y/o for Drug Trafficking and Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, Ronrico Lente Williams 38 y/o for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manuel Earnest Lattimore 25 y/o for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This Investigation began in 2018 with the Clanton Police Department and the Chilton County Sheriff's Office. With the assistance of DEA, and a Sheriff's Investigator now assigned to the DEA Task Force, a federal investigation began and has resulted in additional seizures of approximately 3lbs of Methamphetamine and approximately $15,000 in other cooperating jurisdictions. This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.
On March 5, 2020 a multi-agency operation was conducted involving the Chilton County Sheriff's Office, Clanton Police Department, Calera Police Department, and the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. This multi-agency operation resulted in the execution of (1) one search warrant and (27) arrests on outstanding warrants and additional charges. The operation also resulted in the seizure of approx. (13) thirteen ounces of Methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, a stolen handgun and approx. $1000.00 in cash. Those arrested in this operation were:
Arley Roberto Rodriguez 42, for Probation Violation
Tiffany Lashaun Tyus 41, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance ( 3 counts)
Nelson Blaine Buldier 27, for Contempt of Court
Nicholas Arlin Henry 21, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance ( 2 counts )
Rasheem Tremayne McCoy 29, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (3 counts )
Donald Eugene Jackson 38, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
Tracy Lynn Dubose 49, for Probation Violation
Robert Edward Pierce 48, for FTA Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and DV 3rd Degree
Dana Michelle Westervelt 39, for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Jared Dakota Frost 29, for Theft of Property 2nd, Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Richard Elton Fairley 46, for Theft of Property 1st (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)
Brian Wallace Watley 45, for FTA Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Bruce Edward Walker 55, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (2 counts), and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.
Christopher Shane Smitherman 44, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (2 counts)
Catrina Michelle Burrow 30, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
Anthony Sareze Atchison 28, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
Mathew Percy James Lachney 21, for FTA Possession of short barrel Shotgun, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Jamaris Parker 37, for Probation Violation
Corey Levell Childers 47, for Probation Violation and Drug Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Angela Dawn Loomis 38, for FTA Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance
Venice Larisha Johnson 31, for Probation Violation
Gerron Ondreis Reed 28, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
Lorenzo Sanchez Floyd 36, for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
Jamal Lahad Johnson 28, for Drug Trafficking (2 counts), Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Dallas London Mullins 25, for Fugitive from Justice Warrant from Panellas County, Florida.
Gustin Rigell Childers 28, for Drug Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Demond Antrell Cleckley 43, for Drug Trafficking, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
"These cases are the result of great joint effort between all the involved agencies. We have recently joined efforts with Chief Maddox and Clanton Police Department, housing our Narcotics Investigators in the same office, sharing intelligence, equipment and working together to have the most impact. We have been very successful. Our goal is to eventually have a county wide Drug Task Force with all the law enforcement agencies in the County participating. We now have a Sheriff's Office Investigator assigned to the DEA Task Force. We intend to target as many of our major offenders as possible for federal prosecution. We receive numerous complaints from the community about drug activity in our community. We are not able to make cases on all of them, but rest assured we work daily to enforce the drug laws. It seems to be a revolving door sometimes, but we do not let that deter our efforts. Just because there's not something in the press every week about an arrest or a seizure doesn't mean it's not happening. These cases are covert by their very nature. We will continue to provide as much information to the public as possible while maintaining the integrity of our investigations. I am proud of all of the effort put into these cases by all the Agencies involved and we will continue to do everything possible to make our County as better place." -- Sheriff John Shearon.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year from all of us at the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office. We look forward to helping make 2019 a wonderful and safe year for our county and our community.
As we approach the New Year, my commitment to the citizens of this County remains strong, and I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for the current and future residents of our County. It is my hope that 2019 will be a year when members in our community frequently extend a helping hand to their neighbors, coworkers, family, friends, and strangers in need.
It's a real pleasure to say, "Thank You", to our community as we wish you a full year of happiness and success.
Please contact my office if my staff and I can be of assistance.
Sheriff John Shearon
Jefferson County Sheriff Office hosted the Chilton County Sheriff K-9 and Clanton Police Department K-9 Units along with many dog teams from across the state of Alabama as they attended the Central Alabama K-9 Conference and Police Dog Trials. This yearly training certifies both the dogs and their handlers in many specialties including explosives, narcotics detection, and tracking/apprehension.
During the conference the handlers and their K-9 partners are put through vigorous courses to test their abilities to work together as one unit while reaching the end goal safely. Several classes were held on narcotic detection, tracking, and K-9 first aid.
All Chilton County Sheriff Office and Clanton Police Department k-9 units including Chilton County Sheriff Office Corporal Corry McCartney with K-9 Traffic (narcotics detection/tracking), Captain Ken Harmon with Justice (explosive detection), Lieutenant Erick Smitherman with Scout (Narcotics detection/tracking) Clanton Police Department Captain David Clackley with Max (narcotics detection/tracking) and Detective Jason Harris with Spirit (narcotics detection) completed and passed their yearly certifications.
The teams were proud to show off their skills in competitions in narcotics detection and tracking, with Chilton County Sheriff Office Corporal Corry McCartney and his partner Traffic winning the tracking competition.
Please see the attached link and answer the 5 questions below to register for the women’s self defense class, held September 8, 2018.
This course will be hosted by the Chilton County YMCA, Clanton Police Department and The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office.
The purpose of the Women’s Self Defense Course is to educate and teach basic self-defense to females in our community. The session will start with a basic self-defense and awareness followed by some Self Defense basics. We will progress through striking, kicking, some basic escapes and human targeting.
The class will be held at the YMCA starting at 8:30am to 1:00 pm on Sept. 8, 2018. Applicants receive a certificate of completion.
The class will be limited to females 16 years of age and older
The cost for this course is $5.00 dollars.
Attire for attendees is gym style clothing and NO Jewelry.
The Instructor for the course will be David Hicks with the City of Clanton Police Department.
Officer Hicks is certified in PPCT, Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention, Control Force and
If you have any questions please contact Capt Ken Harmon @ 205-351-2145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up Sheet:
07/19/2018, at approximately 8:30 PM. Chilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, along with Jemison Police Department, responded to a report of a male subject barking like a dog and rolling around on the ground at an address on Chilton County Road 8 near Jemison. Upon arrival deputies located a male subject rolling around on the ground barking like a dog in the woods behind a known drug house. EMS checked the male and it was determined that he was having a reaction to a drug known as liquid G or GHB. The residence was checked for other occupants who may have also been experiencing a drug overdose. Several subjects were located in the home, many of them holding felony warrants. Drugs were located in the house including: meth,marijuana, and GHB. A total of 9 arrests were made on drug charges from the residence.
These arrests were made by excellent teamwork from the two agencies. We are in the fight against drugs day in and day out. In addition to these arrest there were 11 other unrelated arrests on various charges throughout the entire day on Thursday. Most of all, if you see something, say something!
This morning at approximately 9am, Sheriff's Deputies responded to County Rd 203 on a report of a Residential Burglary and Suspicious Vehicle. While Deputies were responding, a second call was received from the property owner stating 2 males had came to the property in an attempt to remove the vehicle, which the owner believed to contain items taken during the Burglary. An altercation occurred between the property owner and the two males, during which, shots were fired by the property owner. When Deputies arrived, two males were located with gunshot wounds. West Chilton Fire and RPS Ambulance responded and both males were determined to be deceased. Initial investigation does indicate that a Burglary had taken place at the residence and that the suspicious vehicle reported by the property owner is connected to that Burglary. The investigation is ongoing. Based on evidence located at the scene, Investigators do believe additional suspects and an additional vehicle were involved in the Burglary. Anyone having additional information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office.