The search for Jackie Neil Rowell, 57, of Guntersville continues this week. We received the initial report that he was missing on November 25, 2013 and the next day sheriff's investigators and Alabama Marine Police located his boat floating and unattended just south of the Guntersville Lock and Dam. At the time of the filing of the Missing Person Report, Rowell had not been seen or heard from since November 15, 2013. The report was filed by the Manager of a local marina after Rowell failed to contact them as he normally done when on a trip.
After the boat was located, Guntersville Rescue Squad was dispatched to assist in the search for Rowell. Since the recovery of the vessel, the Sheriff's Marine Unit, Sheriff's Aviation Unit, Alabama Marine Police, and Guntersville Rescue Squad have conducted daily patrols of the area in an effort to locate the missing man. On Saturday, November 30, 2013, the Sheriff's Aviation Unit scanned the area by helicopter looking for Rowell. The helicopter will continue to be utilized when weather permits.
After the discovery of the unattended vessel, it was towed to a local marina and was processed by investigators, who was looking for clues in the disappearance of Rowell. We found that everything inside the boat was in order, along with a kitten in the boat, which was turned over to a family member. There is evidence that suggests Rowell fell out of the boat, but exactly where is unknown. The boat was found with the gear engaged in the "forward idle" position, and all of the switches for the night time operation (lights) were in the "on" position.
This investigation is continuing and will continue until Rowell is located. We will release more information as it becomes available.
This morning, sheriff's investigators and Alabama Marine Police located a boat along the Tennessee River, near the Guntersville Lock and Dam. We were looking for the boat and its owner in relation to a missing persons report filed with the Sheriff's Office yesterday afternoon. The owner of the boat has not been located as of yet.
The missing person report was filed by the manager of a local marina after the individual could not be contacted by telephone. We were advised that the man would stay in close contact with the marina while on trips, and they became concerned when a few days had passed with no contact. He is reported to have had medical problems within the past twelve months.
At this time, sheriff's investigators are processing the boat, and Guntersville Rescue Squad has been dispatched to the area to assist us in a search for the missing boater. At this time, we are working with Guntersville Rescue Squad and planning an aerial search along with a surface search for the missing boater.
The missing person, Jackie Neil Rowell, 57, of Guntersville was reported to have left the marina on November 15, 2013 in his 1973 Albin 25 cabin cruiser and has not been seen or heard from since that time.
More details will be passed along as information develops. Anyone with any information concerning Rowell is asked to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.
Last Friday afternoon, after a joint investigation with Alabama Department of Human Resources, sheriff's investigators arrested an Albertville woman and charged her with Sexual Abuse 1st. Angela Currie, 46, of Albertville was taken to the Marshall County Jail where she later posted bond. The investigation began following an anonymous report that two children had been subjected to inappropriate sexual contact. The two victims are safe and at a safe location following placement by DHR.
This case remains under investigation.
An Albertville man was reported as missing to deputies yesterday. He was dropped off family members at Gamestop in Boaz on Saturday afternoon and he was going to be picked up by family members later that evening. He has not been seen or heard from since he was dropped off.
Brandon Kain Fulton, 18, 4814 Martling Road, Albertville, Alabama.
Height: 5'04" Weight: 190 Eyes: Hazel Hair: Blonde
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Fulton, is asked to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at 256.582.2034
A young mother gave birth on Sunday afternoon to a child that tested positive for illegal narcotics.
The mother, Ashley Renee Graham, 20, of Albertville was arrested after being discharged from the hospital. The newborn is in stable condition at this time and is receiving specialized treatment at an Alabama hospital.
She remains in the Marshall County Jail this afternoon. She is charged with Chemical Endangerment of a Child, her bond is set at three hundred thousand dollars. She is additionally charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
DONNIE WAYNE MILLER 60 YEARS OF AGE HEIGHT: 5'05" WEIGHT 190 EYES: BROWN HAIR: BROWN
On Saturday, October 5, the above described man was reported missing to sheriff's deputies. He was last seen Friday evening at his home located on Pinehill Circle in Union Grove. Miller apparently walked away from his home. At this time, sheriff's deputies and investigators are working to locate Miller. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Miller is asked to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at 256.582.2034
In reference to the earlier release regarding a missing person from Union Grove, please disregard. Miller was located this morning as he returned home just before day break this morning. He is safe and well.
On Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's investigators arrested a storeowner on drug charges.
The arrest follows an investigation into the illegal sale of "Spice", which is a banned substance in Alabama. During this lengthy investigation, we were able to purchase spice from the storeowner on multiple occasions at the Country Farm store in Grant.
The storeowner, Rasiklal B. Patel, 61, of Grant is charged with Drug Trafficking, and two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance. He remains in the Marshall County Jail this morning, his bond is set at eighty thousand dollars.
On Tuesday evening sheriff's deputies received a report from Gerald Miller, 61, of 404 McCamey Road, Scottsboro that his son had shot at him with a long gun at 30 Comfort Lane, Scottsboro.
The victim stated that he and his son had an argument about the property. The victim had told his son that he was going to have to move off the property. The victim stated that his son got a long gun; at that time the victim took cover in his vehicle and reported that his son began firing the gun at him while he was in the car. The victim attempted to start the car, but was unsuccessful, at which time he fled from the car and ran into the woods and called 911.
The son, Herman Lee Miller, 40, 30 Comfort Lane, Scottsboro was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail. He is charged with Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle and Domestic Violence. His bond is set at eleven thousand dollars.
On Wednesday evening Douglas Police was dispatched to Mt. Hebron Road (between Douglas and Boaz) in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the area. A patrol unit was dispatched to the area. The vehicle was not immediately located.
After a lengthy patrol of the area Officer Alan Hicks (Douglas Police) observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious vehicle reported earlier on Mt. Hebron Road and stopped the vehicle in the area of Mt. Hebron VFD.
The vehicle was loaded with items in the cargo area and even strapped to the top of the vehicle. The driver was found to be in possession of prescription drugs (without a prescription) and was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.
During the arrest, Officer Hicks was not able to determine where the items in and on the vehicle came from. At daybreak this morning, Chief Eric Speight and sheriff's investigators began searching the Mt. Hebron area looking for a home that had been burglarized. We found a home on Mt. Hebron Road that had been burglarized. The home is under construction and is not yet occupied. The suspect(s) took appliances, construction tools, construction materials, and other items. The stolen items are valued at more than $6,500 and damages to home are estimated at more than $10,000.00.
James David Bussey, 20, Leesburg, Alabama is now in the Marshall County Jail with No Bond. He is charged with Burglary 3rd, Possession of Burglar Tools, Receiving Stolen Property 1st, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs. More arrests are expected.
This week, sheriffs investigators arrested and charged two men with sex crimes against children.
Preston Lindsey, 27, of Albertville was arrested following a report to Alabama Department of Human resources that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor less than 12 years of age. He was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail. His bond is set at one million dollars.
Ronald Joe Webster, 35, of Addison, Alabama was arrested following a report to Alabama Department of Human Resources that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor less than 12 years of age. He was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail, where he later posted a fifty thousand dollar bond.
**THE VICTIMS IN THESE CASES ARE NOT CONNECTED**
This afternoon, sheriffs investigators arrested and charged a Woodville woman after she delivered a stillborn child. The woman tested positive for illegal narcotics at the time of the birth. The child has been taken to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.
Jody Lemley, 29, of Woodville, Alabama is now in the Marshall County Jail and is charged with Chemical Endangerment of a Child. Her bond is set at $2.5 million dollars.
This investigation is ongoing as sheriffs investigators await autopsy results, more information/charges will be released as it becomes available.
In the Month of August, Sheriff Scott Walls will host "Town Hall" meetings around Marshall County to cover changes in Alabama Gun Laws. He will deliver a power point presentation to cover the changes that are taking place.
The following is a listing of the schedule and location(s) for these meetings:
We would like to thank each city and the county schools for providing the locations to hold the upcoming meetings.
On Saturday afternoon, Marshall County Deputies, Alabama Marine Police, Alabama Game and Fish, and ABC Agents arrested 6 minors that were under the influence of alcoholic beverages, 3 others that were under the age of 18 were detained and released to parents, and 1 was charged with littering.
The law enforcement agents involved were responding to complaints in reference to under age drinking at a sand bar in the vicinity of Val Monte. All were taken to the Marshall County Jail where they later posted bond.
On Wednesday, just before noon, the Sheriff's Office received a call from Preston Island residents in reference to a suspicious car in the area. While deputies were en route, we received additional information that the car was now parked in a garage at a home on Preston Island Circle.
As deputies arrived, they began inspecting the home and determined that the home had been entered. A complete search of the house was conducted and two individuals were found hiding behind insulation inside the attic of the home.
Benjamin Dax Griffee, 36, of 89 Griffee Drive, Grant, and Kellie Nicole Cobb, 34, of New Hope, Alabama have both been arrested and charged with Burglary in the third degree.
The duo was taken to the Marshall County Jail, where they remain at this time with No Bond. This investigation is continuing and more details will be released at a later time.
A New York man established contact with a 14-year-old Marshall County female via the Internet. The online relationship turned into a plan for the two to meet here in Marshall County. The male took a bus from New York to Alabama and met the juvenile in Marshall County.
The parents were not aware of this online relationship, nor were they aware that there was going to be a meeting. The mother caught the two during physical contact. The male fled from the home and was later apprehended in Scottsboro at a retail shopping center, with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
Dakota Ski-Elesed Pielow, 20, Dundee, NY is now in the Marshall County Jail with No Bond. He is charged with Sexual Abuse 1st and Sodomy.
Earlier this week, an Albertville woman gave birth to a child that tested positive for methamphetamine. The child is currently in an Alabama hospital receiving specialized care.
The mother, Jennifer Nicole Wilson, 27, of Albertville was arrested upon discharge from the hospital and taken to the county jail, where she remains this afternoon. She is charged with Chemical Endangerment of a Child, and her bond is set at $300,000.
On Thursday morning, church officials at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Union Grove discovered that the cemetery had been vandalized and items stolen from gravesites. The church had security footage of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. While viewing the security footage, we knew that the suspect vehicle was a Dodge, Quad Cab, dual wheel truck, white in color.
While canvassing the Union Grove and surrounding areas for the vehicle, sheriff's investigators and Arab Police Officer Mitch Stone developed leads on the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle.
We followed that lead and found the truck at a home in Morgan County. In the cargo area of the truck was items taken from the cemetery on Wednesday night.
The individual responsible is a 17-year-old male from Morgan County. That juvenile has been arrested and transferred to a juvenile holding facility. He is being charged with Desecration of a Grave(s), Theft of Property, and Criminal Mischief.
It is unfortunate that some people have no respect for those that have been laid to rest nor the family members that have erected the memorials in honor of their loved ones. There is no excuse for such a crime.
The investigation is still underway and the motive is unknown at the time of this release.
Just before 1:00am this morning, a homeowner on Wooten Road called the Sheriff's Office to report a burglary in progress. The caller/victim stated that the burglary was occurring at a residence next door, and that the caller/victim stated that he owns and utilizes for storage.
The burglary was broke up when the property owner approached the burglars. At that point, one burglar fled the scene on foot and the property owner held the other at gunpoint.
Upon arrival of Grant Police and Deputies, the suspect at the scene was arrested. We also found a car parked nearby, with two females hiding in the back seat. It has been determined that those two females were involved in the burglary.
During the burglary, it was determined that just under $2,000.00 in items had been removed from the house. The items include subwoofers, radio/stereo, computer components, a knife, books, and CD's. All the items were recovered and turned over to the owner.
Adam Keith Wooten, 31, of Grant was arrested at the scene, Amanda Joanna Lawson, 22, of Grant and Terry Green Love, 53, of Scottsboro were arrested after being found hiding in a car just down the street. At this time all three are in the Marshall County Jail, and all are charged with Burglary 3rd. The investigation is ongoing and sheriff's investigators are working to locate the suspect that fled the scene on foot.
On April 7, 2013, sheriff's deputies received a report that a Tennessee man went missing while visiting friends in DeKalb and Marshall Counties.
William Chad Roberts, 44, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and his wife were in DeKalb and Marshall Counties to visit friends and for a job interview. He was last seen driving a 2011 Toyota Highlander, 4dr, Silver in color, bearing Tennessee license plate # H3468F. Roberts rented the vehicle from Enterprise Leasing in Sevierville Tennessee.
Roberts physical description is as follows:
The wife reports that Roberts suffers from Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and various other medical issues.
We have been following leads and information that Roberts may have been Georgia and Mississippi since the missing person was reported. He also has friends in the State of Indiana.
Since this investigation began, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, as well as, the United States Marshall Service has been assisting us in our efforts to locate Roberts.
Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of Roberts is asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at 256-582-2034.
On Saturday night, deputies responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Highway 431 at J R Hollow Road in the Honeycomb Community.
After deputies arrived and began investigating the suspicious vehicle, motorists stopped that had witnessed the occupants of the vehicle acting suspicious at a boat ramp just north of the river bridge. As deputies further investigated they discovered that a shed behind a home on J R Hollow Road had been entered. It was later determined that the suspects had burglarized a vehicle at the boat ramp and that they had entered the shed on J R Hollow Road. The two also had tools in their possession that were used in the commission of the crimes.
Both remain in the Marshall County Jail this morning.
On Friday afternoon, sheriff's deputies received information that a sex offender from Jefferson County was living on Isbell Road in Horton. While investigating the tip, Mark Anthony Brown, 33, was found residing at 352 Isbell Road, Horton, Alabama. It was also determined that minor children are residing at the same address. He was convicted of Rape 2nd in Blount County in 2007.
Brown remains this morning in the county jail and is charged with Failure of Sex Offender to Transfer and Establish Residency and Sex Offender Living in Prohibited Location. His bond is set at $30,000.
On Friday evening sheriff's investigators responded to an area hospital to investigate an assault. A woman stated that her husband struck her with the handle of a posthole digger in the abdomen. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at an area hospital.
As a result of the investigation, sheriff's investigators have charged Bill Joe Sanford, 40, of Arab, Alabama with Assault 2nd Domestic Violence.
Sanford posted a $100,000 bond on Saturday.
Sheriff Scott Walls
A month long investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Boaz and Albertville area has resulted in the arrest of a Boaz man.
Tomas Ramirez Poulino, 38, 829 Maggie Drive, Boaz was arrested Thursday evening. He is charged with 3 counts of Trafficking Meth and 2 counts of Distribution of Meth.
During this investigation, drug agents seized an automobile, just over $12,000 in cash, a handgun, and approximately one pound of methamphetamine.
This investigation was successful due to the cooperation with the participating agencies. This arrest will make a big impact in the Sand Mountain area of Marshall County. The immigration status of Poulino is being checked through ICE at this time.
The agencies participating in this investigation include, Marshall County Drug Enforcement Unit, Albertville Police, FBI, and Marshall County Sheriff's Office.
Poulino remains in the Marshall County Jail this morning. His bond is set at five million dollars.
On Thursday afternoon, sheriff's investigators found a sex offender in non-compliance while conducting compliance checks.
Gail Annette Oden, 43, 200 Hill Bluff Road, Guntersville was found to be in non-compliance with registration laws. Oden is registered at 200 Hill Bluff Road, Guntersville and was found at 246 Jordan Lane SE, Arab, and sheriffs investigators also found a minor that is living at that home as well. In addition, there are also two daycares in the area, which would make that a prohibited location.
Oden was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail and charged with the following:
Oden was convicted of Sodomy 2nd in St. Clair County in 1999. Oden has posted a $2500 bond.
On Saturday morning, deputies stopped at vehicle for a traffic violation at the intersection of Alabama Highway 75 and Davis Road. While conducting the investigation into the traffic violation, deputies discover meth, drug paraphernalia, and several pills (controlled substances) inside the vehicle.
Jerry Chad Bearden, 37, 32 Meeks Drive, of Albertville was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail. He is charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Bearden on March 13, 2012 in the Asbury Community. At that time, he was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (meth). He posted bond on those charges later last week.
Rhonda Elizabeth Glassco, 54, 166 Maplewood Lane, Albertville, AL
Richard Anthony Wiley, 43, 195 Sides Drive, Albertville, AL
On Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's investigators arrested and charged Jack Austin Cosby, 36, 203 10th Avenue NE, Arab, Alabama. He is charged with Sex Abuse of a Child less than twelve years of age and Enticing Child To Enter Vehicle, House, ETC., For Immoral Purposes. His bond is set at $45,000. He remains this morning in the Marshall County Jail.
This investigation began after a school counselor received a complaint from a student. The victim does know Cosby and the charges stem from inappropriate contact with the victim. This case remains under investigation. We were assisted in this investigation by Alabama Department of Human Resources.
On Tuesday afternoon, just after 3:00p.m, sheriff's deputies and sheriff's investigators were following up leads on a case when they found two Albertville men at a home in the Asbury Community, both men were found in possession of methamphetamine. The arrest occurred at 2970 Asbury Road, Albertville, Alabama.
Jerry Chad Bearden, 37, 32 Meeks Drive, Albertville, Alabama, remains in the Marshall County Jail this morning. He is charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance. He has No Bond at this time.
Phillip Nathan Pointer, 39, 457 County Road 467, Crossville, Alabama has posted a $5000 bond. He is charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.
On Monday afternoon, sheriff's deputies were following up on leads in reference to a wanted person. The investigation led deputies to 860 Bowman Road, Albertville (Pleasant Grove Community).
While at that location deputies found an operational "one pot" meth lab. There were three people inside the home at the time of the discovery and all three were arrested for Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance and taken to the Marshall County Jail. All three are currently in jail with bonds set in the amount of $30,000 each.
Curtis Wade Smith Jr., 54, 860 Bowman Road, Albertville, AL
Rhonda Elizabeth Glassco, 54, 166 Maplewood Lane, Albertville, AL
Richard Anthony Wiley, 43, 195 Sides Drive, Albertville, AL
This morning, just before 11:00am, a man came home to find that his home, located off Simpson Point Road in Grant, was being burglarized. As the homeowner entered his garage, he discovered the suspects car backed into his garage, and he noticed that items from his home was loaded up in the car, including some long guns. The homeowner backed out of the garage and called 911 for assistance. Before deputies arrived the suspect exited the home and had a confrontation with the homeowner in the driveway. The end result of the confrontation was the burglar was shot one time by the homeowner. He was then transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
Travis Latrey Banks, 22, 1702 Williamson Street, Guntersville, AL Is being charged with Burglary and is on his way to the Marshall County Jail at this time from an area hospital.
This investigation is ongoing. The case will be forwarded to District Attorney Steve Marshall for review and the findings will be presented to an upcoming Grand Jury.
Sheriff Scott Walls
**The booking photo will be available after the individual has been booked in.**
On Friday morning, sheriff’s investigators arrested a Crossville woman at an area hospital after she and her newborn tested positive for narcotics (oxycodone). The mother has been taking oxycodone throughout her pregnancy, without a prescription, and she done this knowingly. On last check this morning, the child was listed in stable condition.
The mother, Heather Erin Capps, 25, 220 Breedwell Road, Crossville, Alabama is currently in the Marshall County Jail, under a $500,000 bond.
Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted in this investigation by Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Sheriff Scott Walls
Just after midnight this morning, deputies were sent to Anthony Road in the Alder Springs Community in reference to a disturbance involving an intoxicated male. While deputies were investigating that complaint, and found that the suspect had already fled the area, they received an additional report from Sharon Circle that the suspect was now at a residence on Sharon Circle and had assaulted a man.
Deputies quickly responded to Sharon Circle and met with the complainant (Bronson Banks), which stated that Jimmy Roy Rogers had been there and assaulted him and pulled a knife on him and fled just prior to deputies arrival.
While deputies were conducting the investigation into the assault on Sharon Circle, gunfire erupted from behind another home on Sharon Circle, as many as six shots were fired. As deputies found where the gunfire came from, a .22 caliber rifle was found with blood on it and moments later Jimmy Roy Rogers was found hiding in a wooded area, and was bleeding from his hands. Rogers had minor cuts and abrasions to his hands, which appeared to be from contacting briars while running through the woods.
Jimmy Roy Rogers, 25, 248 Anthony Road, Albertville was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail without bond. He is charged with Menacing, Reckless Endangerment, and Public Intoxication, a magistrate will set his bond today.
Last night, Marshall County Deputies received a report that a Boaz woman has been missing for approximately 10 days. The woman was last seen with friends in the Grant area on October 17. She was staying over night with friends, the next morning she was gone, and has had no contact with family since that evening.
We have investigators assigned to this case and we ask that anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of this woman, please contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 256-582-2034.
Christina Lashelle Price, W/F, 24 years of age, of Boaz, Alabama
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office will be launching a new anti-bullying program in all Marshall County Schools in November 2011.
This will be addressing a very serious situation that schools and school children face daily. A target of bullying can be affected in a negative way. It can affect the targets physical health, mental health, and academic work.
Children who bully are more likely than other children to be involved in other disruptive and harmful behavior, including fighting, vandalism, truancy, and carrying of weapons. These are all things that we need to address with our children. We hope that this program will promote the need to be a good citizen and good neighbor.
We have seen locally that some of the kids that engage in such behavior tend to think that its just pranks, and they don’t realize that they are causing victimization or abuse.
Next week, Marshall County Deputies, officers from Albertville, Arab, Boaz, and Guntersville Police Departments assigned to the School Resource Program will review and train on methods for delivering the material to students.
Sheriff Scott Walls
Sheriff’s investigators have charged a Horton woman with sex crimes against a child less than 12 years of age. The victim in this case is a family member; we cannot disclose the exact relationship between the victim and the offender.
The investigation began after the child reported the crime to a therapist. We have been assisted in this investigation by Alabama Department of Human Resources. She was arrested after a Marshall County Grand Jury returned an indictment
Evon Louise Osborn, 27, 15 Bozarth Circle, Horton, AL
Charges: Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and Incest
Osborn is currently free on bond.
Sheriff Scott Walls
After Governor Bentley issued an executive order banning exotic incense or spice, Marshall County deputies began checking local convenience stores for these items.
Our compliance checks have been conducted, we have checked 92 convenience stores across Marshall County and found that all businesses are in compliance and none of the banned items were found.
We will continue to check local businesses randomly in the future to ensure the safety of our children.
We urge anyone that has knowledge of the distribution of these items to contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 256-582-2034. Anyone found to be in possession of these items, whether it be for distribution or their own personal use will face felony charges.
Sheriff Scott Walls