The Major Crime Unit is under the leadership of Chief Investigator Nick Brown. There are seven investigators that work in this unit; Investigator Seth Cagle, Investigator Weston Fortner, Investigator Wesley Greeson, Investigator Priscilla Padgett, Investigator Josh Hairston, and Investigator Andy Hairston. Investigator Clay Monroe with the Henagar Police Department is also assigned to the unit. Investigations Clerk Andrea Woodall handles the record keeping and assists investigators with cases.
The Major Crimes Unit handles all felony cases and deaths that occur in the county’s jurisdiction as well as some municipalities. Approximately 1300 cases per year are worked by the investigators with a closure rate of around 55%.
Investigators work closely with other law enforcement officers from other agencies in our county and surrounding counties, The Children’s Advocacy Center, Department of Human Resources, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the District Attorney’s Office.