Wonderful Law Camp today! The students learned about 911 Operations, patrol, investigations, gun safety, finger printing, court operations, and got to see the e...xplosives dog from ATF.
A huge thanks to Blount County 911, Alabama State Troopers, Judge John Dobson, ATF, and Oneonta PD. Thanks to the Blount County Education Foundation as well.
This might not be a popular post--but, I'm going to beg parents to not post pics of their younger kids partially naked on FB. Time and time again, I have seen i...nnocent pictures of random children partially naked on a pedophile's computer --- they get arousal from those and save them. I cringe when I see y'all post these types of pictures. Please- think before you post those-- I only post this because of all I have seen in my line of work and because I care.
REMINDER--- if you missed the CBS 48 Hours episode that I did in the fall about apps. It is "Killer App"------ it will be on again tonight at 9 pm. Parents--- grab your kids and teens. You will not regret having them watch this episode. In the BHM market- that's ch 42.
CBS notified me that they will be re-running the 48 Hours episode "Killer App"--- if you didn't see it when it premiered -- catch it this Saturday night!
The Blount County District Attorney's Office will be closed on Thursday, May 25th from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m so that all of our staff can attend the Memori...al Service for Ms. Ellen Shellnut- Ms. Shellnut served along side our office for many, many years as a child advocate with the Blount County Children's Center.
This Thursday, May 11th, I will be featured live on CBS This Morning to discuss new apps that you will want to know about. The segment will run around 8:15. I hope that you will all take time to watch! It is an honor to represent Blount County, even in New York City!
PRESS RELEASE--JURY FINDS BLOUNTSVILLE MAN GUILTY OF RAPE 1st
A Blount County jury has found Michael Eugene Wade, 25, of Blountsville, guilty of Rape 1st. The conviction relates to the June 8, 2015, rape of a 20 year old victim. The State presented evidence in trial that after reporting the matter to law enforcement, the victim made a tape of her confronting Wade about why he raped her. Wade responded that "he didn't know why he did it" and that he was "trying to stop." He then apologized to her.
Rape 1st is a Class A felony. His sentencing is set for July 18. Wade has been incarcerated since his arrest. The case was investigated by Sue Ashworth of the Blount County Sheriff's Office. District Attorney Casey commends the work of Investigator Ashworth and encourages all victims of sexual abuse to speak out.
Blount County District Attorney Pamela L. Casey and Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington announce the arrest of Patrick Dorsett, 26, of Cleveland for the Capital Murder of Bethany Brooke Evans, 23, of Mt. Olive. Evans’ body was discovered shortly after noon on February 25, 2017, at Dorsett’s home off Tuscaloosa Pike in Cleveland. Ms. Evans had been shot multiple times.
Dorsett is currently in the Blount County Correctional Facility with no bond. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
On February 16, 2017, a Blount County jury convicted Carlton Murray, 47, of robbery in the first degree, burglary in the second degree, committing a terrorist act, unlawful possession of a firearm on school property, an resisting arrest. Murray’s conviction stems from an incident that occurred at Southeastern School. On May 23, 2012, Murray entered Southeaster with a handgun and started demanding keys from school employees. Murray then exited the school and pointed the gun... at a parent in an attempt to steal the minivan the parent drove to the school to check out a student. Murray fled school property in an attempt to evade law enforcement but was ultimately apprehended by Blount County Deputy Jerry Hughes. The school was placed on a hard lockdown for approximately two hours due to Murray’s actions.
District Attorney Pamela Casey commended the Southeastern School administration for their immediate recognition and response to this potentially catastrophic situation. “This could have been a situation like we see on television. But for the quick action of retired Principal Michael Peoples, this could have turned out very differently,” said Casey. Sentencing is set for May 10, 2017.
On February 14, 2017, a Blount County jury convicted Jack Calvert 56, of Warrior, of 3 counts of receiving stolen property, operating a theft facility, and possession of marijuana. The property at issue included a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, a Ford F250, and a Chevrolet 1500. Blount County Sheriff’s Deputies and officers from the Warrior Police Department discovered the stolen motor vehicles on property belonging to Calvert while executing a search warrant. Calvert was also c...harged with operating a theft facility, commonly referred to as a “chop shop”, after law enforcement officers located multiple stolen vehicles on the property. At the time of his arrest, Calvert was also found to be in possession of a “personal use” quantity of marijuana. The State asked for and the jury found aggravators under Alabama’s new sentencing law. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation assisted in the identification and recovery of the stolen vehicles.
Casey indicated that she was pleased with the verdict of the jury and she appreciates the hard work of all the officers involved in the matter. Sentencing is set for May 10, 2017.
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***** WE ARE LOOKING FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS*******
As DA, one of the services we provide is collection recovery on fines, fees, restitution, etc. This requires us to locate people with outstanding balances. If you know these people, they can avoid any further court actions by contacting our office ASAP 205-625-4171.
We are looking for the following people:...
Name- DOB-Total Owed
Robert Cleveland Wilson Jr. 8/28/1985 $1,634.20
Darrell Ray Faulkner 9/3/1962 $2,447.57
Jerry Dewayne Gregory 4/13/1960 $6,273.48
Robby Joel Gann 10/13/1982 $1,382.80
Gena Rebecca Stipes 8/18/1973 $793.84
Kenneth Jene Thomas 12/23/1977 $3,935.90
Jeffrey Scott Tidwell 2/26/1968 $15,929.07
Karen Patricia Mills 4/26/1976 $695.80
Dylan Tyler Brock 1/22/1993 $10,497.70
Mark Laxson 3/29/1972 $561.90
Jacqueline Fait Harris 9/11/1984 $3,075.88
Tommy Gene Cooley 11/29/1957 $914.04
Amanda Odell 6/9/1980 $3,376.50
Jeffery William Dillard 1/24/1976 $1,142.70
Beth A Culwell 3/21/1969 $6,928.46
Valerie Hill Edwards 3/21/1968 $953.35
Frank Ray Howard 10/14/1939 $3,589.87
Robert Wayne Johnson 9/12/1974 $1,248.00
Heather Nicole Davis 12/20/1985 $1,246.08
Jesse Monroe Johnson 12/3/1969 $2,344.20
Emily Dawn Woods 1/30/1963 $851.10
Tracy Leah Hudson 1/14/1962 $5,887.08
William John Tyree 7/22/1975 $1,493.05
Lisa Johnson 8/10/1969 $9,397.20
Jesse Lee Welsh 10/30/1980 $387.20
The following people have funds available that need to be paid to them. Checks have been returned via mail as cannot deliver.
If you know them, please have them call 205-625-4171. DO NOT PM ME ABOUT THEM.
CC13-42 Renee Alexander 1258 Mill Creek Road Warrior...
CC14-1248 Angie Grund 36321 State Hwy 79. Cleveland
DC12-251 Nicole Steele 3220 Comer Trail Pinson
CC94-159 Charles P. Murray 222 Massey Road Remlap
CC12-226 Ricky Williams 1116 Mt. Olive Road Gardendale
CC93-63 Robert Bickerstaff Rt. 2 Box 493 Oneonta
DC95-463 Tammy L. Thomas 571 Bryant Road Oneonta
CC99-449 Robert Hartman 961 Echo Trail Warrior
CC05-255 John Smith 1525 Co. Rd. 48 Blountsville
DC01-1484 Henry Dewell 37776 Hwy. 75 Oneonta
CC12080 Alejandro Perera 13361 U.S. Hwy 431 #19C Guntersville
TR11-2705 Devin Jay Smith 802 Prewitt Lane Clarksville, TN
DC06-1896 Walton Johnson Winston Shell P.O. Box 1235 Oneonta
CC00-022 Mason’s Tonka Hwy. 160 Cleveland – 36270 St. Hwy. 79 Cleveland
CC00-109 I-65 Shell Warrior
DC 98-646 Morton Grocery 90 Redbird Lane Horton
DC 03-604 Shur Valu Foods, Inc. P.O. Box 8 Cleveland
DC08-1613 Brooksville Grocery P.O. Box 471 Altoona
DC 06-1843 Chevron Food Mart 500 Sec. Ave. East Oneonta
DC92-1114 Lakeview Truck Stop P.O. Box 265 Cleveland
CC01-369 Alabama Equipment Rental 5281 Pinson Valley Pkwy. Birmingham
DC93-677 Rick Terrell Motors Rt. 3 Box 273 Fyffe Al.
DC92-1119 Nectar Grocery Rt. 1 Cleveland
DC99-1268 Piggly Wiggly Hayden 7245 St. Hwy. 160 Box 140 Hayden
DC09-911 Chevron Food Mart Ravinder Reddy 2524 Gulfbreez Ave., Milton, FL 32570
DC06-1546 Jet Pep #12 414 6th St. So. Oneonta
CC15-213 Thomas Watkins 82065 U.S. 278 B’ville
DC14-1050 Cleveland Cash Saver P.O. Box 780 Cleveland
CC08-423 Praetorian Insurance 300 W. Broadway Ste. 160093000000980
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
CC11-537 Adam Adair 138 Statham Road Trafford
TR14-2636 Larry Wayne Evans 200 Jones Road Oneonta
DC06-1282 Walton Johnson Winston Shell P.O. Box 1235 Oneonta