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Arrest and Update on Investigation

 
Yoni Martinez Augilar and Israel Gonzalez Polomino were arrested overnight on Capital Murder Charges. The deceased, missing and arrestees all were acquainted with each other.   Based on leads developed overnight the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to Moon Cemetery on Cave Springs Road, After a short time human remains were located and a death investigation initiated. There is reason to believe that the remains are those of Oralia Mendoza, the missing guardian/grandmother of Maria Lopez. However, positive identification will have to be made by the Department of Forensic Sciences. We will provide further information as the investigation allows.   This investigation continues based on the need further questioning of individuals that may have knowledge of the deceased, arrestees and those residing in their community.   A more formal press release or conference will be forthcoming, but unknown as to an exact time frame.   Subjects arrested are done so based on probable cause and are to be presumed innocent until deemed otherwise by a court of law.
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Homicide Investigation

PRESS RELEASE

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2018

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today June 14, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office is now conducting a Homicide Investigation in relation to the body located at 166 Lemley Drive, Owens Cross Roads, on June 7, 2018. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has identified the body, with dental records, as Mariah Feit Lopez, H/F, 13yoa. Mariah was a resident of Huntsville Alabama and an A/B Honor Roll student. The child’s grandmother/guardian, Oralia Mendoza, H/F, 49yoa is reported missing through Huntsville Police Department and may be endangered. Due to the investigation, specific details of the cause of death will not be released at this time, yet we confirm that we are seeking to identify a murder suspect(s). If you have any knowledge of Mendoza’s location or any information in regard to the two’s activities leading up to June 7, 2018 please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 256-533-8820 or 256-722-7181.

 

Oralia Mendoza

Hispanic Female

Dark Hair

5”6” in Height

135 Pounds

Unknown Clothing

 

No further details are available at this time. Any updates or further details will be distributed by the agency PIO.

 

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or dshaw@madisoncountyal.gov

 

 

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Significant Drug Arrest

PRESS RELEASE

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today June 7, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Vice/Narcotics Unit arrested Darrain Quayshawn Rudolph, B/M 26yoa and Brianna Alexus Stapleton B/F 23yoa, both residents of Atlanta Georgia, for Trafficking Marijuana. At about 11:00pm on June 6, 2018 a patrol deputy stopped a White Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. The stop was made at Winchester Road and Colemont Drive and while the deputy was speaking with the driver (Rudolph) he could smell a distinct order of marijuana. Further investigation led to the discovery of approximately seventeen pounds of marijuana and 8500.00 in cash. Narcotics Investigators were notified and responded to the location to take possession of the marijuana and cash for evidence, Rudolph and Stapleton were booked into the Madison County Jail and since bonded out, Rudolph 50,000.00 and Stapleton 10,000.00.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or dshaw@madisoncountyal.gov

 

“Rudolph and Stapleton were arrested based on probable cause and is to be presumed innocent until deemed otherwise by the judicial system”

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Request assistane to identify deceased in death investgation.

PRESS RELEASE

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2018

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today June 7, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division were dispatched to the area of Low Gap Road and Cave Spring Road around 1150am in reference to a body that had been located in a wood line. This agency is conducting a death investigation and at this time has not identified the deceased. We are releasing the following information and asking if you believe that you know the identification of the deceased, based on this information, that you contact 256-533-8820 or 256-722-7181.

 

Caucasian or Hispanic Female

Dark Hair

5’3” to 5”6” in Height

150 Pounds

Red Pajama Pants with Ginger Bread Cookie Men Imprints

Pink Under Shirt

Black Tank Top

Cerebral Shunt Medical Device

 

No further details are available at this time. Any updates or further details will be distributed by the agency PIO. Again if you have information regarding this incident or possible identity of the deceased contact 256-533-8820 or 256-722-7181

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or dshaw@madisoncountyal.gov

Arrest fo Possession of Child Pornography

PRESS RELEASE

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today June 6, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and Department of Homeland Security arrested Terrence Michael Sweeney, W/M 56yoa, for Possession of Child Pornography (9 counts). At about 6:00am a search warrant was executed in the 11000 block of Irene Drive in Huntsville. The search warrant was for possession of child pornography and was executed without incident. A search of the residence yielded the seizure of multiple electronic devices. A preliminary examination of those electronic devices revealed the presence of multiple images of child pornography. Upon the completion of the search warrant Sweeney was transported to Criminal Investigation Division where he was processed and then booked into the Madison County Jail where he remains on $180,000.00 bond. At this time none of the images appear to be of local victims. This investigation is complete pending forensic examination of the electronic devices. Sweeney is reported to be the co-founder of the Breaking Boundaries Foundation.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or dshaw@madisoncountyal.gov

 

“Sweeney was arrested based on probable cause and is to be presumed innocent until deemed otherwise by the judicial system”

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Madison County Sheriff’s Office Distracted Driving Program 2018

Taught by MCSO School Resource Officers at the following locations:

Hazel Green HS June 1

James Clemens HS June 12

Buckhorn HS June 13

Sparkman HS June 11

Huntsville HS June 14

Bob Jones HS June 25

New Hope HS June 26

Hazel Green HS June 27

Sparkman HS June 28

Grissom HS June 29

Hazel Green HS July 9

Sparkman HS July 10

James Clemens HS July 11

Huntsville HS July 12

Redstone Arsenal July 13

Buckhorn HS July 16

Bob Jones HS July 17

Madison County HS July 18

 

Rain Out Dates July 19 and 20

 

To Register: See your SRO or

Email Sergeant Cody Davis cdavis@madisoncountyal.gov or

Visit http://www.madisoncountysheriffal.org/page.php?id=18

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New Release

Overnight our patrol supervisor was notified that Limestone County had been notified that the stolen vehicle from their county had been located in South Strabane Pennsylvania and that the driver was deceased after an officer involved shooting with Pennsylvania Troopers. Our Investigator assigned to the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force communicated with Pennsylvania Troopers and through identifiable information and possession of his personal identification they confirmed the subject  was Steven Brooks who had earlier eluded Law Enforcement in Madison County Alabama.    

 

The originating agency also released this statement "Pinellas Park Police can confirm that homicide suspect Siddeeq Ma'Shooq  (Steven Brooks) was located overnight in a stolen truck in Washington County,  Pennsylvania.  We understand that Ma'Shooq led law enforcement on a pursuit,  that ended in an officer involved shooting.  Further details of what occurred  in PA will be released by the Pennsylvania State Police around 12pm. Sometime this afternoon Pinellas Park PD will release what additional  information we can in our investigation to bring some closure to the investigation  and to the victim's family. Released by Sgt. Mike Lynch, PIO"

 

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Lieutenant Donny Shaw

705 Wheeler Ave

Huntsville, AL 35801

256-532-3711

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

 

(Huntsville, AL, March 6, 2018)—A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive April 25 to examine all aspects of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today. Verification by the team that Madison County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on April 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Appearances are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. The session will be conducted at the National Children’s Advocacy Center (Classroom that faces Dallas Street)  located at 210 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801.

 

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. The public may call 256-532-3785 on April 25, 2018 between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

 

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Local contact is Captain Chad Brooks at 256-532-3448.

 

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Madison County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with 189 standards in order to gain accredited status under CALEA® guidelines.

 

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

 

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

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Recruiting Applicants for Detention Officers

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Search for Missing Person

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information into the disappearance of Jennifer Faye Powers. She went missing from Granto Road, Harvest Alabama in July of 2008. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office along with the Governor’s Office is offering a total of $10,000 reward for information leading to the closure of this ongoing case. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting in the search for Jennifer Faye Powers. If you have any information, please contact the investigators listed below.

 

Investigator Ken Andrews - 256-533-8866 or email: krandrews@madisoncountyal.gov   

 

Investigator Rodney McAbee - 256-216-5022 or email: rmcabee@limestonesheriff.com

 

 

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