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Madison County Murder/Suicide Investigation

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 6, 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on October 5th, 2017 at approximately 4:30 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the 100 block of Oldwood Road in reference to subject that had been shot. The shooting victim was identified as w/m Charles Hunt 37 years old and a resident of Madison County.  The Investigations Division responded, conducted interviews with witnesses and identified an offender named Mark Fecteau w/m 57 years of age.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to assist with locating the offender.  A location was searched on Oldwood Road in an attempt to apprehend the offender, however he was not at that location. Further information developed and he was located in the 100 block of Brena Lane Hazel Green, Al.  SWAT responded and when they attempted contact with the offender he shot himself ending his own life.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lieutenant Brian Chaffin 256-533-8854 or bchaffin@madisoncountyal.gov.

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Madison County Man Arrested and Charged With Human Trafficking & Sexual Abuse

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27, 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on September 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division along with The Department of Homeland Security executed arrest warrants at 3000 Block of North Broad Place in Huntsville, Alabama. The result of the warrants that were executed come from an ongoing investigation between the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security. The subject pictured below was arrested on the listed charges and booked into the Madison County Jail with a bond totaling $365,000. At this time, there may possibly be other victims involved in Crimes of a sexual nature involving Billy Edwards. If you have had contact or feel you have been a victim of a crime involving Billy Edwards, please contact Investigator Cathy Davis at (256) 533-8831 or cwdavis@madisoncountyal.gov. Further charges may follow as the investigation continues.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lieutenant Brian Chaffin 256-533-8854 or bchaffin@madisoncountyal.gov.

 

 

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Possible Armed Subject Call

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 25th, 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on September 25th at approximately 9:00 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Madison County Schools Technology Center (1275 Jordan Road Huntsville, Al 35811) in reference to a 911 call regarding a possible armed subject. After a thorough search of the premises no threat was found and class will resume as normal.  Investigators are currently working to locate the source of the original call.

Any information regarding this incident please contact Inv. M. Parton (256) 533-8864 or by email

mparton@madisoncountyal.gov

 

 

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lieutenant Brian Chaffin 256-533-8820.

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Warrant Issued for Homicide Suspect

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 7, 2017

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on September 6, 2017 at approximately 2100 hours the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the 200 Block of Callaway Lane in Meridianville, Alabama. The response was in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located Jana Harbin, 54 year old white female, deceased inside her residence. Investigators were notified and are currently investigating the incident as a homicide. The Sheriff’s Office Investigation division has identified a suspect in this case. Landon Lee Harbin, 23 year old white male with a beard, 5’9” 190 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. Landon Harbin was last seen driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla Silver in color and displaying an Alabama firefighter’s tag “58791F”. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office currently holds a warrant for his arrest and is currently attempting to apprehend him. The warrant is for the charge of murder with a bond of $75,000.

Landon Lee Harbin should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office using 911 or (256) 722-7181. Shown below are the most recent photograph of Landon Harbin and the vehicle he was last seen driving.

 

Landon Lee Harbin

 

 

 

Information in reference to Landon Harbin may also be relayed to Investigator Jason Payne (256) 533-8841 or jpayne@madisoncountyal.gov.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) LT. Brian Chaffin (256) 533-8854 or bchaffin@madisoncountyal.gov.

 

 

 

 

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Madison County Man Charged With Murder

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5th 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on September 3rd 2017  at approximately 9:30 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a call for service at 156 Dexter Circle Madison, Al 35757 in reference to a shooting incident.  Upon their arrival Christopher Hamlett B/M 21 years of age was found deceased.  It was later determined by investigators that Sammie Lee Driskell B/M 44 years of age had shot Hamlett and he died from his injuries.  Driskell was charged with murder and booked into the Madison County Dentention facility on a $50,000.00 bond.

 

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lieutenant Brian Chaffin 256-533-8854.

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Couple Arrested in NW Madison County

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 22, 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on August 22, 2017 at approximately 11:20 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a call for service in reference to a parked vehicle with two adults passed out and also occupied by 2 juveniles. The vehicle was parked in the area of Wall Triana Hwy. & Fords Chapel Road in the Harvest community. The adults were identified as Victoria Barr w/f 23 years of age and Justin Wood w/m 24 years of age.  The 2 adults were arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment.  DHR was contacted and responded for the welfare of the children.  Further charges may follow as the investigation continues.

 

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lieutenant Brian Chaffin 256-533-8854.

 

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UPDATE: Ditto Landing Death Investigation

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 18, 2017

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the female body that was recovered from the Tennessee River on August 16, 2017. Based on Forensic Evidence, we have identified the subject as Rose Ellen Jones, white female, 17 years old. The female was a resident of Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this matter.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community and also any media outlets that assisted in disbursing information in an attempt to identify the subject.

Any information regarding the above identified female, please contact Inv. Parton (256) 533-8864. You may also relay information to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communication Division at the non-emergency number at (256) 722-7181.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lt. Brian Chaffin (256) 533-8854.

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Death Investigation Near Ditto Landing

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 17, 2017

 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area West of Ditto Landing on August 16, 2017 at approximately 1700 hours. The call was in reference to a body being found in the Tennessee River. The victim appears to be a 30-40 year old white female approximately 5’1” tall and weighing approximately 110 pounds. She was found wearing black size 7 boots, size medium Zebra jeggings, and a size medium red t-shirt with white writing “I’m Still Killin’ It”. She had on a fleece style jacket and her hair is short to medium hair length believed to be brown in color. She also had 2 distinguishing tattoos. The first tattoo was located on the underside of the left inner wrist that says “Love” with a red heart on the end. The second tattoo was on the inside of the inner right forearm of what is believed to be a Treble Clef.

We have attached pictures of the Love tattoo as seen on the subject’s body, the believed to be Treble Clef tattoo, and the clothing she was wearing when she was found. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, her body was recovered and transported to the Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. An autopsy was performed in an effort to determine the cause of death and any particularly describing marks to assist in the identification of the subject.

We have conducted an area search for missing persons and at this time have not been able to match our recovered person with any missing person reports. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the media and the community to help identify the female body. The case is now classified as a Death Investigation. The autopsy has not yet yielded the cause of death.

Any information regarding the identification of the subject, please contact Inv. Parton (256) 533-8864. You may also relay information to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communication Division at the non-emergency number at (256) 722-7181.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Capt. Michael Salomonsky (256) 533-8820 or (256) 759-3315.

 

Tattoo on underside of the left inner wrist

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo on the inside of the inner right forearm (possible representative examples)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Powers Missing Persons Case

PRESS RELEASE

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 12, 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is conducting further investigation into the Jennifer Powers case. Due to new evidence, a search warrant is being executed in the 100 block of Granto Rd, with the assistance of the FBI and other Law Enforcement Agencies. This date marks the 9th anniversary of the disappearance of Jennifer Faye Powers, white female, born in 1979, last seen at her residence on Granto Rd on July 12, 2008. She has since been declared legally deceased by the Probate Judge of Madison County. The circumstances’ surrounding the disappearance of Jennifer Powers has led the Sheriff’s Office to believe she is the victim of a homicide. If anyone has any information of the whereabouts of Mrs. Powers or any information regarding this homicide case, please contact Inv. Andrews (256) 533-8866 or the non-emergency number to dispatch at (256) 722-7181.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Capt. Michael Salomonsky (256) 533-8820.

 

There will be a media question and answer session on July 12, 2017 at 9 AM on Granto Rd south of McKee Rd in Harvest, Alabama.

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Suspects Arrested and Charged in Robbery

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2017

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on June 15, 2017 at approximately 2330 hours, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart business at 14595 Highway 231-431 in Hazel Green, Alabama, for a Robbery call. At the time of the incident we had no persons of interests or leads to investigate. The day following the Robbery, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office did a press release requesting assistance in identifying suspects from the general public. We received a valuable tip from an anonymous source advising on possible suspects in the Robbery. Based on this information, one suspect was detained and interviewed on Saturday, June 17, 2017. On this day, the victim’s vehicle was located in Columbia, Tennessee. The vehicle had the interior removed along with other miscellaneous items. Upon competition of the initial interview, several suspects were identified. Tyrone Lee Miller, black male, born in 1997 (20 years old), James Jarae Moore, Black Male, born in 1998 (19 years old), Jamiason Jarell Sanders, born in 1998 (18 years old), Lavonte Squaine White, Black Male, born in 1993 (23 years old), and 2 juveniles were identified. At that time, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office began the process of locating the suspects and gathering evidence for prosecution. Jamiason Jarrell Sanders and Lavonte Squaine White were located in the Madison County Jail. They were interviewed and charged with the Walmart Robbery. We requested assistance from Huntsville Police Department in locating James Jarae Moore. He was located by HPD Patrol Units at Big Spring Park on June 20, 2017. He was interviewed and charged with the Robbery at Walmart. Tyrone Lee Miller was interviewed and charged. Also 1 juvenile was arrested and 1 juvenile awaiting Investigative process.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to another Robbery call in the 11000 block of Highway 231-431 in Meridianville, Alabama on June 19, 2017 at approximately 2100 hours. Based on the Investigative process, we were able to determine the Robbery at Walmart in Hazel Green and the Robbery in Meridianville were connected due to witness accounts. The offender’s in the Meridianville Robbery were positively identified and charged with Robbery in the First Degree. The Huntsville Police Department Anti-Crime Unit made contact with one of the juvenile suspects. He was charged by Huntsville Police Department for Carrying a Concealed Weapon and placed in Robert Neaves Detention Facility for Juveniles. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division also charged the juvenile with Robbery in the First Degree.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Huntsville Police Department and citizens of Madison County for the assistance provided to bring these subjects to justice in an expedient manner.

Tyrone Lee Miller was charged with Robbery 1st with a bond of $60,000. James Jarae Moore was charged with Robbery 1st with a bond of $60,000. Jamiason Jarell Sanders was charged with Robbery 1st with a bond of $60,000 cash and Assault 1st with a bond of $30,000 cash. Lavonte Squaine White was charged with Robbery 1st with a bond of $60,000 cash and Assault 1st with a bond of $30,000 cash. No information in reference to the juvenile offenders will be released.

The offenders were arrested on probable cause by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are presumed innocent until determined otherwise by the judicial system.

 

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Capt. Michael Salomonsky (256) 533-8820.

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