SCSO seeks assistance in locating suspects
Leah Chase - Thursday, June 13, 2019

On June 12, 2019, a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on County Road 1210 in Center. From past dealings, the deputy was able to identify the subject as Bradley Fountain, 31, of Center. As the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver and a female passenger fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The deputy pursued the fleeing vehicle, eventually losing sight. Additional law enforcement officers patrolled the area looking for the subjects. The vehicle was later found abandoned on private property. The vehicle was impounded. On June 13, 2019, a felony warrant was signed on Fountain for Evading Arrest/Detention with a vehicle. Fountain is also being sought for other warrants including Violation of Probation and Possession of Marijuana.  

SCSO warns area residents of scam
SCSO warns area residents of scam
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a scam that is circulating in our area. This scam is referred to as the “Grandparent Scam.”

The caller claims to be a relative (usually a granddaughter or grandson) and claims that they are in jail. The caller request that they contact a person at a certain number or tells them that a bondsman will be contacting them in a few minutes and ask for help in getting out of jail. The victim will then either receive a phone call or told to call a number given to them and speak to a person claiming to be a bondsman. This “bondsman” is a fake and will usually ask for a credit card number, or a pre-paid credit card such as a Green-DOT card, etc.,

DO NOT GIVE THE CALLER ANY INFORMATION. This is a scam. Find out what jail the family member is supposedly being held and call to verify whether they are there or not. Always meet a bondsman at their office or at the jail where you are bonding the person out.

 

SCSO seeks whereabouts of Dutton
SCSO seeks whereabouts of Dutton
Leah Chase - Monday, May 13, 2019

UPDATE: DUTTON TURNED HIMSELF INTO THE SCSO MAY 14, 2019.  

Can you answer the call?
Can you answer the call?
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Part Time 9-1-1 Dispatcher. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen; 18 years of age or older; possess a high school diploma, and have a clear criminal history. Shift times will vary and applicants must be able to work weekends.

The applicant must be able to work well with the public and remain calm, rational and reasonable in often stressful situations. The applicant must possess a strong work ethic.

The hourly rate of pay is $13.42. Applications can be picked up at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 Hurst Street in Center, TX. Applications can also be printed off by visiting our website at www.scsotx.org and click the employment applications tab. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. Applications must be submitted no later than May 24, 2019.

NO PHONECALLS CONCERNING THIS JOB OPENING PLEASE.

 

Wilburn arrested on drug related charges
Wilburn arrested on drug related charges
Leah Chase - Thursday, May 02, 2019

On May 1, 2019, Roger Eugene Wilburn, 50, of Joaquin was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Shelby County Constable Precinct 3 Roy Cheatwood’s office for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

On this same date, a warrant was served on Wilburn for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-2). This arrest came as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Over the past several months, the SCSO and Constable Cheatwood have fielded several complaints stemming from the residence of Wilburn located at 305 Childress Street in Joaquin. Multiple arrests have been made recently at this residence and off of Childress St. ranging from drug related arrests, public intoxication and outstanding warrants.

Wilburn is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on charges including POCS (F-4) $50,000 Pre-Set Bond; Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-2) $20,000 Bond; Criminal Non-Support $10,000 Cash Bond; and Burglary of a Building (Panola County Charge).

 

Chambliss arrested on drug charges
Chambliss arrested on drug charges
Leah Chase - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

Joint operation leads to arrest
Joint operation leads to arrest
Leah Chase - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations  

Traffic stop results in arrest; drugs found
Traffic stop results in arrest; drugs found
Leah Chase - Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations  

Bryant arrested for online solicitation
Bryant arrested for online solicitation
Leah Chase - Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations  

Deputy, jailer positions available
Deputy, jailer positions available
Leah Chase - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Full-Time Deputy Position

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Patrol Deputy. This position performs a wide variety of law enforcement activities. Tasks are service and protection oriented and include collecting and dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance, protecting and recovering property, preventing and investigating crime, and providing other public protection services. Duties include an element of personal danger; i.e., exposure to life-threatening circumstances, apprehending criminals, and transporting prisoners. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Federal, State, and Local statutes and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. Performs related work as required. Works under the general supervision of a Patrol Sergeant.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a current Basic (or higher) Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.

 

Applications may be obtained from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, located at 100 Hurst Street, Center, Texas, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays; or by visiting our website at www.scsotx.org and looking under the Employment Application tab. Please submit a completed SCSO Application to the Sheriff’s Office. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed SCSO application. For more information contact Chief Deputy Kevin Windham at 936.598.5600 or 936.572.1972.

 

Seasonal Deputy Position

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a seasonal Deputy position. The job will last from April 1 through September 1, 2019. The primary duty of this position will be supervising outside trustees with grounds maintenance and other assigned duties. This is a part-time position, three (3) days per week and no benefits are available. Pay for this position is $19.41 per hour.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a current Basic (or higher) Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.

 

Applications may be obtained from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, located at 100 Hurst Street, Center, Texas, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays; or by visiting our website at www.scsotx.org and looking under the Employment Application tab. Please submit a completed SCSO Application to the Sheriff’s Office. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed SCSO application.

 

Part-Time Jailer Position

 

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has openings available for part-time jailers. Applicants must be able to pass a background check, physical and drug screen and psychology screening. Applicants must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma. The positions will require nights, holidays and weekends. Shifts are eight (8) hours per day. We are looking for mature and responsible individuals who are willing to learn and will show up for their shifts. This position requires knowledge of computer skills. Please do not apply if you are not computer literate. Jailers are required to wear a uniform and maintain a clean appearance.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Applicants must have a clear criminal background and be able to pass a drug screening and physical. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Applications are available for pick up at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office located across from Brookshire Brothers at 100 Hurst Streets in Center; or by visiting our website www.scsotx.org and looking under the Employment Application tab. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed SCSO application.