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 July 13, 2014 through July 19, 2014.
Terrance Armstrong of Aliceville was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Domestic Violence 1st, Criminal Mischief 1st and Domestic Violence 3rd.
Tyler Leach of Columbus, Mississippi was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Theft of Property 1st and Burglary 3rd.
Kevin Peck of Gordo was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.
Anthony Prowell of Reform was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.
Paris Wells of Brooksville, Mississippi was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Marijuana 1st, Resisting Arrest and Promoting Prison Contraband.
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.
Christopher Jarrell of Gordo is wanted for Sexual Abuse of Child.
James Byrd of Reform is wanted for Criminal Non-Support.
Jerome Hargrove of Tuscaloosa is wanted for multiple counts of 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.
New scams are appearing. One scam is for unknown persons to call and state that you have a warrant out for your arrest. Then they start asking for personal and financial information in order the clear the warrant up. This is a scam; the Sheriff’s Office will NEVER ask you for financial information via telephone.
Another recent scam is emails coming into a person in the appearance of a check for certain amounts of money from well known banking institutions. In the document it asks that you pay certain amount of money as a processing fee. The email leaves a phone number you may call but you only reach an automated answering machine. Please do not give out any information or agree to make any payments to anyone. Please verify all of the information with “known” representatives before making any financial decisions.
A recent credit card scam has arisen. People will call and tell you they can have your interest rates lowered, all they need is your credit card numbers so they can get that started. DO NOT give anyone credit card information unless you are positive of their identity and the information is something you understand and agree with.
Unknown individuals are approaching people in their homes and asking for money to help with funeral expenses for a relative. Please decline their request and notify the Sheriff’s Office.