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04/10/2018

New Release

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 March 26, 2018 through April 2, 2018.

 

Quintel Hughes, of Aliceville was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for terrorist threats.

 

Rebecca Massengil of Collins, Mississippi was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for DUI of controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled substance.

 

Melissa Ponds of Gordo was arrested by the Pickens Count Sheriff’s Office for probation violation.

 

Ronnie Robertson of Albertville, Alabama was arrested by the Gordo Police Department for possession of controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

George Ruffin of Lisman, Alabama was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for theft of property 2nd, theft of property 3rd, and negotiating worthless instruments.

 

Amanda Ward of Collins, Mississippi was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for possession of controlled substance and use/possession drug paraphernalia.

 

Allen David Wells of Gordo was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for obstructing justice.

 

Michael Williams of Reform was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for theft of property 1st, probation violation, and S.O.R.N.A. 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.

 

 

William Ray Anders of Reform / Hamilton, Ms. is wanted for Negotiating Worthless Instruments.

 

Martina Brown of Reform is wanted for Negotiating Worthless Instruments.

 

Gwendolyn Williamson of Carrollton is wanted for Negotiating Worthless Instruments.

 

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.

 

Once again the scammers are striking. There is a scam out now which appears to come from “Publishers Clearing House”.  Please do not deposit anything that appears to be a check and please do not reply to their requests for you to contact them in any way.  Publishers Clearing House will NOT contact you in that fashion.

 

A new scam happening in Pickens County is suspects are calling residents, pretending to be the funeral home. We believe they are reading the most recent obituaries and wanting to collect money from recent funeral expenses. Please contact the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office if this happens to you.

 

There is a new scam of Facebook now where people are using Facebook Messenger, messaging people about information to get money from your friends on Facebook.

 

A new scam in the area, con man going to churches, he states he will sign people up for a lawsuit in Mississippi to get money. He has hit churches in Panola, Reform, and Aliceville. Subject is a black male in a wheelchair.

 

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking applicants for the position of Corrections Officer. Please stop by the Sheriff’s Office for an application

 

 

 
 
 
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