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 Nov 20, 2016 through Nov 26, 2016.
Stevie Buckhalter of Columbus, Mississippi was arrested by the Reform Police Department for Possession of Marijuana 2md and Open Alcohol Container in Vehicle.
Joshua Dunn of Coker was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.
Omar Gray of Columbus, Mississippi was arrested by the Reform Police Department for Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
Christopher Kirby of Northport was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.
Jonathan Marlowe of Pickens County was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act.
Elizabeth Moore of Tuscaloosa County was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Assault 1st.
Nancy Nichols of Columbus, Mississippi was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
Paris Wells of Brooksville, Mississippi was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance and Penalty Enforcement.
Mary Yarbrough of Reform was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
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.
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 scam is when unknown persons are calling residents of Pickens County and offering to provide solutions to computer problems you may be having with Microsoft software. They will get into your computer remotely and that will give them full access to all your personal information. Do not allow this to take place.
Unknown scammers are calling Pickens County residents and telling them they have won a prize in Publishers Clearing House and asking them to send $2,500.00 or other amounts to them on a green dot money card to begin the process of collecting their winnings.
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.