Pickens County Sheriff's Office Press Release
Sheriff David Abston reports that the following individuals were arrested and booked into the Pickens County Jail for the week of April 3, 2016 through April 9, 2016.
Jessica Ballenger of Reform was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Non-Support.
Clair Plowman of Reform was arrested by the Alabama Probation Office & Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.
Kevin Robertson of Reform was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia.
Ted Taylor of Ackerman, Mississippi was arrested by the Gordo Police Department for Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
WANTED: The following individuals are wanted by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. If you have any information concerning their whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 205-367-2000.
Maurice Bonner aka Maurice Gipson is wanted for Negotiating Worthless Instruments and failure to appear on charges of Theft of Property 3rd
Pickens County Sheriff's Office and Jail has entered a new construction phase and parking around the Sheriff's Office will be limited. Anyone coming for inmate visitation is asked to use the public parking lot behind the Pizza Doctor. Designated "Handicap Parking" is available directly in front of the Sheriff's Office.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office asks Pickens County residents to call 911 immediately whenever they see suspicious vehicles or people in your communities.
A scam sweeping Pickens County now is for unknown person(s) to call a residence, and identify themselves as working with the Internal Revenue Service and then demanding the resident purchase a green dot money card and give them the account number to pay an “outstanding” debt to the IRS. These persons become belligerent and threaten to come to the home within minutes with local police to arrest them if they do not make the payment as demanded. Please do NOT cooperate with these people.
Yet another scam is when an unknown person calls and offers to install a free security system in exchange for placing a advertising sign in the yard. Do not exchange information with these unknown persons. Speak only with persons you have requested to speak with and persons you have verified yourself.
And, one more scam has appeared on Facebook. Unknown people are sending note to Facebook members stating they have US Grant money available to them, however, the person receiving the grant needs to provide funds so the IRS will release the Fed Ex delivery truck to bring the grant checks to them.
Another new scam is when unknown persons are calling residents of Pickens County and telling them they have won a gift card and that they need to provide credit card information in order to pay $4.95 shipping and Handling.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking applicants for the positions of Corrections Officers. Please stop by the Sheriff’s Office for an application.