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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 August 28, 2016 through September 3, 2016.



Jamie Brown of Reform was arrested by the Reform Police Department for Probation Violation.


Timothy Cadenhead of Reform was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Arson 2nd, Criminal Mischief 1st and Criminal Trespass 3rd.        (No photo available)


Thomas Hood of Reform was arrested by the Reform Police Department for Receiving Stolen Property, Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Card, Resisting Arrest and Probation Violation.


Hannah Huffman of Gordo was arrested by the Carrollton Police Department for Criminal Mischief 2nd and Possession of Marijuana 2nd.        (No photo available)


Melissa Ponds of Ethelsville was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Non-Support.


Sammy Spruill of Tuscaloosa was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.



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.


Justin Tyler Atkins of Reform is wanted for Negotiating Worthless Instruments.


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.


Scammers are going door to door asking for financial assistance to help with funeral expenses for a relative, or, for repairing a broken down automobile. Please do not give to anyone you do not know and cannot verify there intentions.

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