Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
24 Hours:
Crime Tip:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
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Sylvania Man Arrested on Child Pornography

On Wednesday, March 10th, Matthew Austin Scott (27 of Sylvania) was arrested on 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. After receiving a cybertip about child pornography being downloaded at a residence on Carissa Road in Sylvania, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Fort Payne Police Department, Sylvania Police Department and the District Attorney's Office searched the residence.  This investigation is ongoing and more charges could be forthcoming. 

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Matthew Austin Scott (27 of Sylvania)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Rest assured this county and the officers that work here take these crimes against children very seriously.  I would also like to issue a warning that if you are engaging in this illegal behavior, you will be caught and you will be arrested.  I would like to thank the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Investigators, the District Attorney's Office, Sylvania Police Department, Fort Payne Police Department and the Alabama ICAC Task Force for their hard work and dedication to help make DeKalb County a safer place and protecting our greatest asset, our children."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.