Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Several Arrested



For Immediate Release                                             August 18, 2015


Several Arrested



                Chief Michael Edmondson reports the arrest of Nicholas Butler, 32 of Scottsboro on August 17th. Butler was arrested by the Scottsboro Police Department at his residence on 5 more counts of Tampering with Government Records. Butler was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center without incident and was bonded out shortly. This is still an ongoing investigation with the Department of Homeland Security and more charges are pending.

                Sheriff Harris states “it’s always bad when you have to arrest one of your employees. This is still being investigated and we hope it will be over soon.”


                On an unrelated note:

Chief Michael Edmondson also reports that on August 17th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle sitting in the road on County Road 50 in the Grove Oak area. When deputies arrived the two occupants of the vehicle appeared to be passed out. Deputies went up to the vehicle and saw a hand gun in plain view. The two occupants were removed from the vehicle. At which time the deputies got consent to search the vehicle. During the search deputies realized the serial numbers on the gun had been altered and found spice in the passenger seat. After further search of the vehicle they also found a large quantity of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and marijuana. The DeKalb County Drug Task Force was called to the scene. William Duke, 30 of Albertville and Cortney Hillis, 25 of Oxford was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (Spice), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trafficking in any Illegal Drug. Both was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

                Sheriff Harris states “the deputies did a great job on noticing the gun and drugs.”


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Nicholas Butler 

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William Duke

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Cortney Hillis