Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest
Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest
Leah Chase - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations  

Joint investigation results in arrest of three
Leah Chase - Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Scott Flowers, ShelbyCountyToday.com  

Firearms recovered from burglary in Joaquin
Firearms recovered from burglary in Joaquin
Leah Chase - Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to a burglary call July 30, 2018 off CR 3341 in Joaquin. Upon arrival, officers met with the home owner who stated someone forced entry into the home and stole several guns. 

SCSO seeking whereabouts of Hill
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Hill
Leah Chase - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

   

SCSO seeking information regarding Smith Cemetery
SCSO seeking information regarding Smith Cemetery
Leah Chase - Monday, July 02, 2018

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a report of criminal mischief that occurred between the evening hours on June 29 and early morning hours on June 30, 2018 at the Smith Cemetery on CR 3153 in Center.

Suspects appeared to have connected part of the fencing to a vehicle and peeled approximately 150 feet of fence from its setting. The damage occurred on both sides of the roadway. A total of 300 feet of fencing was damaged. The cemetery gate was also ripped from the fence.

The initial investigation revealed the tire tracks were from a dually type of vehicle.

If you have any information regarding this case, you are asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936.598.5601.

 

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.