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 3, 2014 through August 9, 2014.
Jerry Banks of Cottondale, Alabama was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violation.
Wendy Canner of Reform was arrested by the Alabama Probation Office for Probation Violation and Non-Support.
James Findley of Gordo was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st and Possession of Marijuana 1st.
John Hinton of Brookwood, Alabama was arrested by the Alabams State Troopers for Murder.
Darnesia Horton of Aliceville was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for Assault 2nd.
Jonathan Rubcic of Tuscaloosa was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Criminal Mischief 1st.
Hunter Shirley of Gordo was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for Domestic Violence – Strangulation, Domestic Violence 3rd and Criminal Mischief 3rd.
Douglas Tilley of Gordo was arrested by the Gordo Police Department for Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying a Concealed Weapon without Permit.
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.
James Byrd of Reform is wanted for Criminal Non-Support.
Jerome Hargrove of Tuscaloosa is wanted for multiple counts of Negotiating Worthless Instruments.
Travis Kendall Hood of Aliceville is wanted forFailing to Appear on Charges of Burglary 3rd, Making Terrorist Threats and Criminal Mischief 3rd.
Clara Bell Manning of Carrollton is wanted for Negotiating Worthless Instruments and Failing to Appear on charges of Harassing Communications.
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.