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).