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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 June 11, 2018 through June 17, 2018.


Tazia Mann of Aliceville was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for robbery 2nd.


Christopher Pate of Ethelsville was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for probation violation, possession of controlled substance, unlawful distribution of controlled substance, attempt to elude, and certain person to forbidden to possess firearms.


Anfrenee Peck of Gordo was arrested by the Gordo Police Department for unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.


Jessie Ponds of Gordo was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful breaking and entering vehicle.


Keona Pruitt of Aliceville was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for robbery 2nd and criminal trespass 3rd.


James Rencher of Fosters, Alabama was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for robbery 2nd and criminal trespass 3rd.


Rusty Speed of Reform was arrested by the Alabama Probation 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.


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.


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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