Marion County Sheriff's Department
GUIN - A Jasper woman was accidently shot by her husband while deer hunting on Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Pea Ridge Community.
Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams told the Journal Record that Lyn Humphries, 46, Jasper, was injured when her husband, Phillip Humphries, 47, accidently shot her in the back.
The incident occurred on the Jasper couple’s 60-acre hunting property, located on County Highway 42, approximately one mile north of the County Highway 37 intersection.
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GLEN ALLEN - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was dispatched to the intersection of state highways 129 and 233 on the Fayette County line in Glen Allen at about 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 after a caller reported a suspicious device near the intersection.
“The caller advised that it looked like a pipe bomb to him laying on the side of the road,” Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams said.
Chief deputy Jeff Davis and Lt. Pendley of the MCSO and officer Gary Hamlett of the Winfield Police Department responded to the call.
HAMILTON - An Open Records Act lawsuit against 49 Alabama county sheriffs—including Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams—has been dismissed.
At the beginning of this year, the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice sued the Alabama sheriffs after the officials refused to release inmate meal finance records.
The advocacy groups sought to compel the sheriffs to produce the records, which the Alabama Sheriffs Association argues were not public records at all.
HAMILTON - As of Sept. 1, Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams is temporarily no longer personally financially responsible for feeding his inmates.
In July, Gov. Kay Ivey directed the state comptrollers office to no longer deposit jail food money into personal accounts of Alabama sheriffs and instead, deposit it into official county accounts.
BEAR CREEK - A Florence man was arrested in Bear Creek and is now facing drug trafficking charges.
Carlton Whiteside, 27, Florence, was arrested on Sept. 5 by the Bear Creek Police Department
Bear Creek officer Austin Lewis told the Journal Record that he pulled Whiteside’s vehicle over at approximately 8:55 a.m. on a routine traffic stop for a switched tag. He made the stop on County Road 62 near Consolidated Forest Products.
HAMILTON - Three inmates escaped from the Marion County Jail in Hamilton early Thursday morning, July 26, after assaulting a lone jailor and stealing his keys.
Thomas Joe Green, 31, Joiner, Ark., Leslie Dewayne Cameron 39, Phil Campbell, and Christopher Cole Spain, 19, Jasper, were all recaptured after being on the lam for eight hours.
They are now facing charges of first-degree assault of a correctional officer, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, third- and fourth-degree theft of property and breaking and entering a vehicle.
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HAMILTON - Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams says that he has had five breakouts during his 16-year tenure. Three of those escapes, however, have occurred over the last year and a half.
Williams, who is Marion County’s longest-serving sheriff, now entering his fifth term, faced his most recent escape on Thursday, July 26, where three inmates escaped overnight from the Marion County Jail in Hamilton after assaulting, kidnapping and robbing a lone jailor on duty.