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Madison County Man Charged With Multiple Sex Crimes

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 12, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today February 12, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division arrested John Curtis Mullins, W/M 53yoa, for multiple charges on February 11, 2018. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted last week immediately after a student reported alleged criminal acts by a family member to a Madison County School’s System School. Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Investigators responded to that school and took initial reports on the alleged criminal acts. Follow up investigation by Investigators and the Child Advocacy Center then continued. Based on information and evidence obtained, affidavits for arrest were written and presented to a magistrate, and warrants were issued. This agency attempted to serve those warrants Friday on Mullins but could not make contact with him. Mullins was arrested Sunday and remains in the Madison County Jail with bond set at 137,000.00 on charges of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child, Incest, Rape 1st, two (2) Sexual Abuse 1st and Bond Revocation. Additional information is available at Jail View.

 

John Curtis Mullins

 

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

Disclaimer: Mullins was arrested based on probable cause and is presumed innocent until deemed otherwise by the judicial system.

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Madison County Sheriff’s Office 2018 Awards Banquet

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 2, 2018

 

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today February 2, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office presented Department Awards in a Banquet conducted on February 1, 2018 at Early Works Museum with Family and Friends in attendance. Three incidents of exemplary actions were recognized during the Banquet. Detention Officers Chrystal Adams, Joseph Guyton, Minor Megler, Darryle Miller and Dakota Rolin intervened in an inmates attempt to commit suicide by hanging, stopping the inmates actions and providing first aid to the inmate until transferred to a hospital thus preserving the inmates life. Deputy Sheriff Richard Brown responded to assist with a medical call where a male was in cardiac arrest. Being the first to arrive Brown cleared the male’s airway of an obstruction, began CPR and deployed his assigned AED. Brown continued CPR until medics arrived and transported the male to the Hospital for treatment. The male survived and returned home to his family. All received the Life Saving Award. Deputy Sheriff Daniel Brinson broke the window of a burning vehicle that had wrecked and climbed into the vehicle to render aid to the entrapped driver as another Deputy extinguished the fire with his fire extinguisher. Brinson continued rendering aid until the rescue squad and medics arrived, extricated and transported the driver to the hospital for treatment. Brinson displayed bravery and heroism by placing himself in harm’s way to directly save a life. He received the Office’s second highest award, The Meritorious Service Award.

 

Recent promotions were recognized at the Banquet as well as Investigator Gene Nash’s Retirement. Additional Awards was presented as indicated below.

 

Sheriff's Unit Award

Crisis Negotiations Team

Sergeant Matthew Elliff

Deputy Mason Foster

Investigator Cody Locke

Investigator Donny Monroe

Investigator Stacey Rutherford

 

Exemplary Service Award

Sergeant Dennis Daversa

Investigator Jonathan Harvey

Sergeant Pete Hose

Deputy Wesley Jarrett

Investigator Cody Locke

Investigator Eddie McDaniel

Investigator Donny Monroe

Deputy Josh Moseley

Investigator Eugene Nash

Investigator Michael Parton

Investigator Jason Payne

Deputy James Rives

Deputy Brent Shadrick

Officer Jonathan Shuman

Investigator David Stamm

Deputy Craig Wells

Investigator Chris Whitt

 

Award of Merit (Civilian)

Victoria Hannaford

 

 

 

Detention Officers (L to R) Dakota Rolin, Darryle Miller, Deputy Richard Brown,

Minor Megler, Chrystal Adams and Joseph Guyton

 

 

 

Deputy Sheriff Richard Brown

 

 

 Deputy Sheriff Daniel Brinson

 

 

 Investigator Gene Nash

 

 

 

 

Supervisors nominated employees for recognition of a worthy accomplishment or exceptional act performed either on or off duty. An Awards Evaluation Committee then determined as to the proper classification of the proposed Awards and that applicable criteria for each award was met. Determination of the level of the award is by unanimous recommendation of the Awards Evaluation Committee and is subject to final approval by the Sheriff.

 

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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Suspect Arrested in Attempted Murder

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 29, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrested Charles Theodore Spears, w/m 28yoa, for Attempted Murder on January 27, 2018. Deputies were dispatched to Madison Hospital around 10:00pm on Friday night after Madison Police was directed to a shooting victim outside of the Hospital. Around the same time Madison Hospital reported another person with injuries that may have been involved in the incident involving the shooting. With witness and suspect statements Deputies and Investigators determined that an altercation had occurred on Erle Phillips Road (100 block) in Madison County between Spears and Brian Ranmaker, w/m 32yoa. Additionally at some point during the altercation Ranmaker was shot. After being treated Spears was transported to Criminal Investigation Division for an interview with Criminal Investigators. Spears was arrested and booked in Madison County Jail for Attempted Murder with a $50,000.00 bond and a Probation Revocation no bond. Additional information may be seen on Jail View. The investigation continues and no additional information is available for release at this time.

Charles Theodore Spears

 

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

Disclaimer: Spear’s arrest is based on probable cause and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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2 Arrested in Theft Attempt

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 24, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 24, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrested Derick Deangelo Vaughn, w/m 31yoa and Robert Dale Bradshaw, w/m 42yoa for Theft of Property 2nd. Madison County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from a residence on Eva Court this morning around 1am in reference to gun shots heard in the area. While in-route to the check the area a homeowner on Eva Court called to report that he caught two subjects hooking a truck to his utility trailer. The homeowner had retrieved his firearm and shot at the vehicle. One subject left in the truck with the utility trailer in tow and the other subject was left behind and ran from the homeowner’s property. Deputies located the vehicle at Maysville Road and Cooper Drive abandoned and disabled from a tire being shot.  After searching the area the two suspects were found in separate locations and detained. During the course of the investigation and jail booking process it was discovered that one of the suspects, Vaughn, had been shot under his arm. He was transported to Huntsville hospital where he was treated, released and transported back to the jail. Both suspects remain in the Madison County Jail at the time of the Press Release with a $5000.00 bond on each. Additional information may be seen on Jail View. The investigation continues and will be reviewed with the Madison County District Attorney’s Office. No additional information is available for release at this time.

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

Disclaimer: Bradshaw and Vaughn’s arrest are based on probable cause and each are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Derick Vaughn

 

Robert Bradshaw

 

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Multiple Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 12, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 12, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Eugene Defredick Collyear B/M 56yoa and Chandler Demetrius Herring B/M 19yoa, for Murder on January 11, 2018. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has investigated the death of Rose Ellen Jones since her body was located at the Tennessee River on August 16, 2017. During the course of the investigation evidence was collected that led to the issuance of arrest warrants for Collyear and Herring. Those warrants were served on January 11, 2018 and Collyear and Herring were booked into the Madison County Metro Jail where both remain on a 100,000.00 bond each as of this Press Release. Additional information on Collyear may be obtained on Jail View. No additional information is available for release at this time.

Eugene Defredick Collyear

 

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

 

Disclaimer: Collyear and Herring’s arrest are based on probable cause and each are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Traffic Stop Turns Into Drug Bust

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 8, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 8, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Rex Ellis Segars, W/M 59yoa, for Trafficking Methamphetamine on January 7, 2018. A Patrol Division Deputy was on duty when he observed Segars’ 1996 Chevrolet GMT-400 pick-up pulling a utility trailer on Oakwood Avenue and initiated a traffic stop for traffic violations. Segars stopped at the driveway of his residence in the 100 block of McCormick Drive. During the stop a handgun and knife was located on Segars along with multiple firearms in plain view inside Segars vehicle. Upon further investigation three shotguns, six rifles, four handguns, scales, several bags of crystal white powder and a large amount of cash were located. Narcotics, Criminal and Crime Scene Investigators responded to assist and it was determined that there were $4584.00 in cash, thirteen ounces of Methamphetamine and a handgun reported stolen through this agency among the items located. Segars was arrested and placed in the Madison County Metro Jail where he remains on a $100,000.00 bond for this charge; however bond has been revoked in two previous charges. All property was collected as evidence and taken to Criminal Investigations Division. Segars faces additional charges of Receiving Stolen Property and other charges.

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

 

Rex Segars

 

 

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Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

PRESS RELEASE

 

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 7, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 7, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Eric Ray Jones, W/M 32yoa, for Murder on January 5, 2018. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Friday January 5, 2018 by a family member of Anthony Ray Jones, W/M 55yoa, to report that he had not been seen since December 19th, 2017 when there had been an altercation between him and his son Eric Ray Jones. During the course of reporting Eric Ray Jones was observed driving and stopped by Deputies. Eric Ray Jones was detained on warrants not related to this incident and transported to Criminal Investigations Division. During interviews with Criminal Investigators Eric Ray Jones admitted to killing his Father Anthony Ray Jones. A search warrant was obtained and executed at 951 Scott Branch Road. Evidence related to the incident was collected and Anthony Ray Jones’ body was recovered from the Paint Rock River adjacent to 951 Scott Branch Road with assistance from the Madison County Rescue Squad. Eric Ray Jones was booked into The Madison County Metro Jail where he remains on a 76,000.00 bond as of this Press Release. Additional information on Eric Ray Jones may be obtained on Jail View. No additional information is available for release at this time.

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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Arrests Made in Recent Burglaries

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 3, 2018

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today January 3, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Adam Rosenblum W/M 35yoa for Receiving Stolen Property 1st and Receiving Stolen Property 4th. Also arrested was Casen Boyd W/M 18yoa for Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and License Required to Carry a Pistol in a Vehicle. Early in the morning on January 2, 2018, Deputies were dispatched to the area Macedonia Road in reference to several reports of vehicles being broken into. Deputies observed a vehicle fitting the description of the suspects’ vehicle that had been provided by victims and initiated contact. The occupants of the vehicle were detained and a records check discovered the vehicle was reported stolen through Huntsville Police Department. Stolen property was located on both Rosenblum and inside the vehicle. After interviews by Criminal Investigators at Criminal Investigations a search warrant was obtained and served at 1413 Macedonia Road where additional stolen property was recovered. Additional information on Rosenblum may be obtained here on Jail View.

 

Adam Rosenblum

 

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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The Jury Duty Scam

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 27, 2017

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today December 27, 2017 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of “The Jury Duty Scam”. The scammers will use a device to call that will display one of our office numbers like 256-532-3414. Scammers will tell the person that answers that they are Lieutenant Kerry Phillips (or another employee) of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and that they have missed jury duty and a warrant will be issued for them. Scammers then tell the person that they can avoid a warrant by going to get a Visa Green Dot, Kroger, Office Depot or other type of pre-loaded debit-card for amounts of $700.00 to $1000.00. The scammers will then give another phone number to be called back to read the card number to. This scam has occurred before in this area on several occasions over past years. This agency will never call anyone to notify of missed jury duty, outstanding warrants or collection of money. If this type call is received or other suspicious calls we ask that citizens call our dispatch at 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

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Two Arrested in Hazel Green Homicide

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2017

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today December 22, 2017 that two persons have been arrested in the death of Gary Wayne Kay W/M 59yoa. Aron Shine Gordon B/M 22yoa has been charged with Capital Murder and Burglary 1st with no bond being set. Also charged with Murder is Rebekah Jo Barefield W/F 33yoa with bond set at $75,000.00. Deputies were called to the area of West Limestone Road in reference to shots fired in the area. Once they arrived they were directed to 120 Brier Fork Road where the located Kay deceased.  Investigators responded and through their investigation they were led to an apartment at Rime Village Apartments. The Madison County SWAT Team responded to that location and both subjects were taken into custody without incident. Investigators continue with this investigation, should information that can be released become available it will be at that time. The arrestee’s physical information and photo may be seen on Jail View.

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

 

Aron Shine Gordon

 

 

Rebekah Jo Barefield

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