Part-time secretary position available
Part-time secretary position available
Leah Chase - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a part-time secretary. The pay for this position is $10.40 per hour with 28 hours per week. Applicants must be a U.S Citizen. Applicants must have a social security card, birth certificate, high school diploma and have a clear criminal background.

Applicants for this position must have good phone and communication skills; be dependable and have strong knowledge of computers and other office equipment.

Applications will be accepted through June 29. Applications can be picked up at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. No phone calls concerning this position are requested.

 

SCSO seeking whereabouts of Barber
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Barber
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UPDATE:

Barber was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 in Joaquin by Pct. 3 Constable Roy Cheatwood. She was booked into the Shelby County Jail on warrants for Assault Causing Bodily Injury (M-A) $2,500 bond and Theft of Property (M-B) $1,500 bond.

 

Sheriff extends thanks to area law enforcement
Sheriff extends thanks to area law enforcement
Leah Chase - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

As Law Enforcement Appreciation month comes to a close, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to my deputies and investigators at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and to my Chief, Kevin Windham. I currently have nine deputies, four investigators and my Chief to handle upwards of 1,000 cases per month. This is an enormous task for 14 people.  

Unresponsive driver leads to narcotics arrest
Unresponsive driver leads to narcotics arrest
Leah Chase - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On May 18, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Griffin was dispatched to FM 2975 and FM 417 West for an unresponsive driver stopped in the roadway. The initial call indicated two passersby’s were concerned that the driver may have been suffering from a medical condition because he would not wake up.

Once on scene, Deputy Griffin spent several minutes trying to awake the driver. After a period of time, the driver slowly awoke and put the car in park. The driver was identified 36-year old Jeffrey Haley of Center.

Deputy Griffin observed Haley to have slurred speech and instructed Haley to step out of the vehicle. When Haley stepped out, Deputy Griffin observed a clear plastic bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana. Deputy Griffin detained Haley and conducted a probable search of the vehicle.

Two Xanax pills and the remains of a marijuana cigarette were located inside a Newport cigarette pack located in the driver’s side door pocket. Two clear plastic baggies containing a clear crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine were rolled up inside of the exterior cellophane wrapper around the cigarette pack.

ACE EMS arrived on scene to examine Haley but he refused medical treatment. Deputy Griffin was able to verify that Haley did not have a prescription for the Xanax.

Haley was arrested and booked into the Shelby County jail for POCS (F-4) - $5,000 bond; POCS (M-A) - $4,000 bond; and POM (M-B) - $1,500 bond.

 

Anderson found safe, three arrested for kidnapping
Anderson found safe, three arrested for kidnapping
Leah Chase - Friday, May 04, 2018

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Melony Anderson was found safe and unharmed in Batesville, MS on May 3, 2018 and three subjects were taken into custody. Elizabeth Sanford, 36, Laurel Smith, 22, and Shannon Leonard, 27, all of Center, were arrested by the Batesville Police Department (BPD) on warrants out of Shelby County for Kidnapping (F-3)  

SCSO seeking whereabouts of Timpson ISD student
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Timpson ISD student
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is seeking the whereabouts of Melony Skye Anderson. Anderson is 15 years old, 5'3" tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.   

SCSO seeking whereabouts of Barber
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Barber
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

UPDATE: May 7, 2018

Brittany Barber was arrested Friday, May 4, 2018 in Joaquin. Constable Pct. 2, Roy Cheatwood received information on Barber’s whereabouts and was able to locate her. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Griffin assisted in the arrest.

Barber was booked into the Shelby County jail on warrants for POCS (F-3) $15,000 bond and Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF) $10,000 bond. Barber posted bonds and was released May 6, 2018.

 

Search warrants uncover stolen items, drugs
Search warrants uncover stolen items, drugs
Leah Chase - Monday, April 23, 2018

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations 

SCSO seeking whereabouts of Joaquin resident
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Joaquin resident
Leah Chase - Saturday, April 07, 2018

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations 

SCSO seeking public assistance with case
SCSO seeking public assistance with case
Leah Chase - Monday, March 26, 2018

In the early morning hours of March 10, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call of a burglary and stolen vehicle.

Officers met with the complainant who advised he had arrived at his residence to find it had been burglarized and his vehicle taken. The suspect(s) rummaged through the residence and forced open a Brinks safe and took $2,000 in cash and two Austin State Bank checkbooks. After burglarizing the residence, the suspect(s) left in a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 belonging to the complainant.

Later during the day of March 10, the vehicle in question was recovered in the Timpson area. The vehicle was heavily damaged and some parts were stripped off. Several items were missing from the vehicle including cash, multiple hand tools, power tools and two guns – a Smith & Wesson .380 caliber pistol and a Remington Model 48 20 gauge shotgun.

The SCSO is asking for assistance from the public regarding this case. Please call 936-598-5601 if you have any information