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May 2017 Arrests by FCSO Deputies and Investigators

The following arrests were made in Franklin County in May 2017 by Franklin County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Investigators:

FRANKIE JOE VANDIVER:  Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Distribute, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Marijuana 1st, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, FTA Possession of Controlled Substance, FTA Possession Drug Paraphernalia, FTA Felon in Possession of Firearm.
TIMOTHY ERIC SCOTT:  Possession of Controlled Substance
KYLE SCOTT FRANKS:   Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime

MARK DAVIS:  Escape 3rd, Assault 2nd on a Police Officer, Giving False Information to Law Enforcement,  Theft of Property 2nd, Possession of Forged Instrument.  Also has a hold in Marion County for additional charges.

 MICHAEL RAY EDMONDS:  Theft of Property 3rd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


 DONALD EDWARD WOLFE:  Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


 ALBERTO FIGUEROA:  DUI, IPPL, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Additional Charges Pending.


 LISA MARIE CLARK:  Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Distribute, Carrying Concealed Weapon w/o Permit, Possession of Marijuana 2nd.


 AARON DEANGELO MOTES:  Receiving Stolen Property 4th.




 LEE ALLEN ABBOTT:  Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime.


 DEWAYNE ALLEN LOLLEY:  Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering w/ Evidence, Probation Violation.


 ALPHONZO DEBOISE RILEY:  Possession of Controlled Substance.


 MEGAN LESHAY TIMMS:  Possession of Marijuana 2nd.

SCOTT JEFFERYS:  Using False Identity to Obstruct Justice, Multiple warrants with different agencies.
JAMES EARL KING:  Possession of Controlled Substance.
THOMAS RICHARD GARRETT, JR: Warrants on a Motion to Revoke.
WILLIAM JACKSON DAVIS:  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Harassment, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd, Carrying Pistol w/o Permit, Criminal Mischief 1st, Resisting Arrest, Motion to Revoke on Escape 3rd and Theft of Property 1st.
BRITTNEY RENEA DAVIS:  2 counts of Hindering Prosecution 2nd, Probation Violation.
ABIGAIL CHRISTINA MILLER:  Theft of Property 2nd.
LISA LYNN JORDAN:  Making Terrorist Threat, Domestic Violence 3rd.
NATOSHA LYNN BEVIS:  Theft of Property 3rd, FTA Drug Paraphernalia.
NICHOLAS SHANE SUTHERLAND: Possession of Controlled Substance.
PATRICK ADAM ALEXANDER:  Domestic Violence 3rd, Criminal Mischief 3rd.
DION EDWARD JOSEPH:  FTA Attempt to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime, FTA Possession of Controlled Substance, FTA Drug Paraphernalia.
CARLENE LILLIAN KNIGHT:  Indictment for Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 4th.
CODY HEATH YARBROUGH:  Possession of Controlled Substance.
TIMOTHY WAYNE FLEMING:  Rendering False Alarm.
BRUCE WAYNE COTHRUM:  Domestic Violence 3rd.
ZACH PIKE:  Probation Violation, Non-Support.
KENNEY ANTHONY EWING:  Probation Violation.
JAMIE LEVELL SUGGS:  Probation Violation.
KYLE PHILLIP BAKER: FTA Domestic Violence 3rd.
CHARLES COLEMAN POORES:  FTA/Motion to Revoke Burglary 3rd.
KAYLA RENEA MCDONALD:  FTA Possession of Controlled Substance, FTA Drug Paraphernalia.
BENJIMEN SHAUN ODOM: FTA/ Motion to Revoke Theft of Property 2nd.
   SANORRIS SANCHEZ RICKS:  Motion to Revoke Burglary 3rd
   MATTHEW LEE KING: FTA Possession of Controlled Substance.
   WAYNE ALLEN GUTHRIE, JR:  Escape 1st, FTA Assault 2nd.






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Violent Offender arrested by Investigators and Deputies

Sheriff's Investigators have concluded their search  for William Jackson Davis who was wanted for Felony Criminal Mischief and multiple firearms and drug related charges.  Colbert and Franklin County Investigators attempted an arrest of Davis near the Colbert and Franklin County line two weeks ago at which time he fled with a firearm in hand.  He then dropped the weapon and escaped on an ATV.  Colbert Investigators conducted a search warrant and located a methamphetamine lab and multiple drug related items.  Davis' brother, Richard Lewis Davis, also attempted to flee from the scene at the county line but was caught by Franklin County Deputies in a wooded area nearby.  Richard Davis was charged with Attempt to Elude Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest, and Assault as well as with arrest warrants with Franklin County.

On 5/11/2017 Investigators and Deputies went to a residence on County Road 724 in the Waco community.  There, William Davis' wife, Brittany Renea Davis, was arrested on site for multiple counts of Hindering Prosecution for assisting Davis in previous incidents as well as this arrest.  A search was conducted of the house in which William Davis was found hiding in a closet.  Upon contact with deputies, he resisted but was taken into custody. Davis had made numerous threats to the victim in the Felony Criminal Mischief case.  A stolen pistol was recovered from Davis and his charges include Criminal Mischief 1st, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Harassment, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property and additional charges are pending with Colbert County authorities as well.

      Richard Lewis Davis                William Jackson Davis        Brittany Renea Davis

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Drug Arrest

Drug Task Force investigators along with Franklin County Sheriff Office deputies and investigators as well as District Attorney investigator served a search warrant at 1142 Hwy 11 South, Red Bay at around 2:00 pm today.  Seven people were arrested and charged with: Manufacturing a Controlled Substance second degree, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Names of those arrested were Kayla McDonald, Christen Garrison, Cassie Joseph, Felicia Willcutt aka: Nicole Pendergraph, Matthew Schmikel, Dion Joseph, Christopher Grimes.  

There was evidence of drug abuse throughout the house and a small child was also present in the house.  It was believed the child had been present when the drugs were being used.  The drug in question is Methamphetamine.  It is an ever growing problem in the area and even though seven adults were arrested it's always an even sadder scene when a child is present.  Drug Task Force investigators have been working diligently to combat the growth of these type of drug problems in Franklin County.   If you or anyone you know has information relating to drug activity you can call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 256-332-8820.    We hold a no tolerance policy for these activities.


Kayla McDonald
DOB: 12/17/90


Christopher Grimes
DOB: 11/19/85

Dion Joseph
DOB: 7/26/76

Christen Garrison
Cassie Joseph
DOB: 2/24/87
Matthew Schmickel
DOB: 9/9/81

Felicia Willcutt AKA: Nicole
DOB: 8/18/80

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Franklin County Sheriff Office Updates Text Alert System on Website

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with a full URL and a sample of the same alert with a short URL:

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the Message from the Sheriff title, in the above example) and a From address of Franklin Sheriff AL. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form or call us at 256-332-8810.

As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.


Sheriff Shannon Oliver

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Murder Arrest

Scotty Lee Keeton has been charges with Murder in connection with the beating death of his mother Sharon Keeton age 62, the incident took place at Keeton residence on11/13/2015. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

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Missing Person Located

     Jennifer Nicole Mann Baker who was reported missing earlier this week has been located along with Valley Vickery.  Both are safe and sound.


Jennifer Baker
Valley Vickery

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Missing Person

     On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Jennifer Nicole Mann Baker was reported missing by a relative. Baker is a 36-year-old white female, 5’7” tall, 175 pounds, with green eyes and currently has BLACK hair. Baker was last seen in Tupelo, Mississippi on July 8, 2015 in the company of Valley Vickery, a 34-year-old white male. They were driving in a white GMC Yukon Denali SUV with tag # TN111610.  If you have any information on the location of either Baker or Vickery, please call the 24 hour number 256-332-8820.


Photos of Jennifer Nicole Mann Baker. 

When last seen, Baker had BLACK hair.

Valley Vickery
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Missing Person Located

Tammy Lee Wright, the 43-year-old female from Vina, who was reported missing this past weekend has been found safe and sound. Mrs. Wright was located in Amory, Mississippi on Tuesday, June 23rd.


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Tammy Lee Wright was reported missing by family members on June 21, 2015. She was last seen at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June, 20, 2015 at her residence on Hwy 29 in Vina. Family said she left on foot and has not been heard from since.

Tammy Lee Wright is a 43-year-old white female. She is 5’9” and 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She may be wearing a black shirt, jeans and western boots and may be carrying a camouflage or green coat. Family members indicated that Mrs. Wright suffers from mental problems although a specific diagnosis is unknown.

She has recently spoken about people she knows in Philadelphia, MS but it is unknown if she may attempt to travel there.

Anyone with any information on Mrs. Wright’s whereabouts is asked to contact the 24-hour number 256-332-8820.

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Joint Operation leads to Five Arrests

On 6/3/15 in a joint operation, Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and ALEA Narcotics agents conducted a controlled buy of a trafficking amount of methamphetamine with a street value of $2800.00 dollars.

Following the initial buy Franklin County Narcotics investigators and ALEA agents conducted surveillance of the initial target and identified the supplier of the methamphetamine that was purchased. A traffic stop of the supplier was initiated and the money used in the controlled buy as well as an additional quantity of methamphetamine was recovered. In addition, two other subjects in the vehicle with the supplier were found to have outstanding warrants and were arrested.

Following this arrest, the investigation led to a source of supply in Haleyville in Winston County.

Franklin County Narcotics agents, ALEA agents, Winston County Sheriff’s Narcotics investigators and Winston County DA's Office investigators continued the investigation into the source of supply. Information was gathered that ultimately led to a search warrant at a home in Haleyville.

Found at the residence were three more subjects, 6 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of $22,400.00 dollars, and approximately $11,000 dollars cash.

Total seizures for the day’s effort were:                           
8 ounces of methamphetamine
$11,700.00 cash
2 vehicles
5 arrests



Arrested and booked at the Franklin County Detention Center were Jeffery Wright and Cody Barnes.

Jeffery Wright, DOB: 7/26/81
  Cody Barnes, DOB: 9/12/80



Arrested and booked at the Winston County Detention Center were Gladys Rodriguez, Emily Young, and Bailey Justice.

Gladys Rodriguez, DOB: 10/5/82
Emily Young, DOB: 6/24/82

Bailey Justice, DOB: 10/18/88
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