Winston County Sheriff's Office

Five charged in deaths of two Cullman County men

Winston County Sheriff's Investigator Josh Bennett (pictured left) talks with Sheriff Caleb Snoddy at Martin Grace's residence on 11th Street in Haleyville during the ongoing investigation.

WINSTON COUNTY - The ongoing investigation into two Cullman County men found dead in a car near Delmar on Wednesday, Nov. 8, has so far yielded five arrests, on charges ranging from trafficking fentanyl to abuse of a corpse.

List of charges released


Shannon Lee Stewart and Brittany Cheyenne Scoggins (Courtesy photos)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Sheriff's Office has released the full list of charges against the parents of a 2-month-old infant, who was killed December 30.

Tis the season for thefts, sheriff’s office warns


From left, Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy, Investigators Josh Edwards, Josh Bennett and Chief Deputy Jacob Eward with guns and other items confiscated.
NAUVOO - The arrest at gunpoint of a Nauvoo man found with three loaded firearms who allegedly tried to pull a gun on law enforcement, is a grim reminder that the holiday season can also bring increased crime.

Deaths of Cullman County men found near Haleyville under investigation


Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy, far right, discusses with his deputies the case of the two Cullman County men found dead near Haleyville Wednesday.
HALEYVILLE - Investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of two Cullman County men whose bodies were discovered Wednesday, Nov. 8, in a vehicle parked off County Road 17 on an old logging road near Haleyville, law enforcement said.

Marina break-ins solved


Winston County Sheriff’s Office officials with a sampling of items recovered from a marina theft ring. From left, Investigator Eric Faith, Sheriff Caleb Snoddy, Chief Deputy Jacob Eward and Investigators Josh Bennett and Josh Edwards.
DUNCAN BRIDGE - A Jasper man who allegedly stole over $1,000 at Duncan Bridge Marina, as well as items from other marinas, is now facing numerous burglary and theft related charges.

Cross-county drug sweeps lead to seven arrests


Shown with the mother load of drugs and items seized in a major county sweep, from left, Winston County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Bennett, Sheriff Caleb Snoddy, Investigators Eric Faith, Josh Edwards and Chief Deputy Jacob Eward.
WINSTON COUNTY - All three homes raided in a major drug sweep across the county last week were within close distance of a school campus.

New number to call for those needing Winston County Sheriff's Office's Dispatch

DOUBLE SPRINGS -  Due to ongoing issues with the landlines at the Winston County Courthouse in Double Springs, a new number has been put in place for those needing to call dispatch at the Winston County Sheriff's Office.  To reach dispatch, please call (205) 272-1080.

The Alabamian is working on this story and will have much more in our edition Sept. 13.

Missing persons update

Jaqleen Amber Grimes and Joshua Chester Flanagin have been missing since early June.

WINSTON COUNTY - Law enforcement wants to assure family members of both Joshua Chester Flanagin and Jaqleen Amber Grimes, who both went missing about five days apart in early June, that investigation into both disappearances remains active and all leads are being checked.

Searches have been ongoing, and all leads  on the disappearances of Flanagin, 36, and Grimes, 33, both of Double Springs, are being investigated according to the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.

Juvenile fabricates shooting

DOUBLE SPRINGS  -  Law enforcement are deciding on either charges or a plan of action to take against a 14-year-old juvenile who falsified information of a shooting and two male subjects at large when the juvenile was actually the one who pulled the trigger.