MCSO is looking for a murder suspect, JOSEPH CARTER

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Today, November 10, 2016 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Creola Police Department to assist in the investigation of a murder.  MCSO was contacted approximately 2:19 am and responded to I-65 North just south of the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge.  When MCSO Deputies arrived they found Joe Nathan Thomas with gunshot wound to the back of his head.  A female witness on the scene stated that she had been in the vehicle with Thomas and Carter earlier that evening.  She also stated that she and Thomas were outside the vehicle when she heard a gun shot and saw Thomas fall to the ground.  The female witness fled into nearby woods and contacted authorities.  At this time, the female witness is not being charged.

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office along with the US Marshalls are currently searching for JOSEPH CARTER (DOB 8/18/86) for 1st degree Murder.  If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, please contact 251-574-8633.  You may also report anonymously using our MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S APP or our website, http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/.

 

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Body found inside garbage can on Cemetery Road

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On September 15, 2016 at approximately 8:40 am, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a property owner who found a body inside a garbage can on his property.  At this time the body has not been identified, however it has been confirmed that it is a male.  The body was discovered on property located on Cemetery Road, approximately 1 1/2 miles from Walter Tanner Road in Wilmer.  MCSO is continuing to investigate and there is no further information at this time.

If anyone has any information about this crime, please call 251-574-8633.  You may also report anonymously on our website, http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/ or through our new APP, Mobile County Sheriff https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ocv.mobilecountyalsheriff or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobile-county-sheriffs-office/id1041128041?mt=8

 

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MCSO checks for alcohol compliance at local stores.

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On June 28, 2016, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office worked jointly with an Alabama Law Enforcement Agent-Alcohol Division in an attempt to locate businesses in Northern Mobile County that were selling alcoholic beverages to underage minors. In the operation a minor certified through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was sent into nineteen stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.

During the detail the following store sold alcohol to the underage minor:

  1. Clark Exxon, 6300 Lott Rd. Semmes, Al.

The following eighteen stores complied with Alabama State Law in not selling alcohol to the underage minor:

  1. Shell, 9515 Lott Rd. Wilmer, Al.
  2. Country Breeze, 10135 Lott Rd. Wilmer, Al.
  3. Citgo, 16726 Hwy. 45 Citronelle, Al.
  4. BP, 17950 Hwy. 45 Citronelle, Al.
  5. Discount Mart, 19125 Hwy. 45 Citronelle, Al.
  6. Food Mart, 19175 N. 3rd Citronelle, Al.
  7. D&B Quick Stop, 18845 Prine Rd. Citronelle Al.
  8. CVS Pharmacy #7668, 19215 N. 3rd Citronelle, Al.
  9. Shell / Citronelle Country Breeze, 19265 N. 3rd Citronelle, Al.
  10. Fletcher Smith Oil, 19415 N. 3rd Citronelle, Al.
  11. Pride / Deese Korner Variety Store, 19790 3rd Citronelle, Al.
  12. Chevron Compac, 21660 Hwy. 45 Citronelle, Al.
  13. Midway Quick Stop, 3575 Coy Smith Hwy. Citronelle, Al.
  14. Chevron, 18940 Hwy. 43 Mt. Vernon, Al.
  15. Shell OC’s, 20270 Hwy. 43 Mt. Vernon, Al.
  16. Purple Cow, 20895 Hwy. 43 Mt. Vernon, Al.
  17. BP, 21875 Hwy. 43 Calvert, Al.
  18. Circle K, 9879 Moffett Rd. Semmes, Al.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Children call 911 as father shoots mother with 12-guage shotgun

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On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at approximately 6:00 pm, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to a shooting at the 8300 block of Clairmont Drive South, Semmes. MCSO arrived at the scene to find a female with gunshot wound to the head. Detectives stated her ex-husband, Victor Barnes, shot the victim. 911 received the call by the victim’s children, ages 10 and 14, who witnessed the shooting.

Victor Barnes came to Clairmont Drive and began arguing with his ex-wife. Ms. Barnes was trying to get inside the home when Mr. Barnes shot her with a 12-gauge shotgun in the head. Mr. Barnes then went around to the front of the home firing several shots at the front door. 911 was contacted by one of the children who witnessed the shooting. US Marshalls and MCSO arrested Barnes on East Gulf Terra Drive after he fled the scene of the shooting.

Mr. Barnes has been charged with attempted murder. He was also arrested for an outstanding warrant, Domestic Violence 3rd, with Mobile Police Department.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MCSO arrest five in Prostitution Ring

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On Friday, August 7, 2015, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested five individuals in connection with a prostitution investigation at two spas within the City of Mobile. The search warrants were executed at OCEAN SAUNA SPA, located at 3108 Airport Boulevard and WIN SPA located at 5256 U.S. Highway 90. “We received information about these two locations from our CRIMETIPS page on our website”, says Sheriff Sam Cochran. “ You can report any crime anonymously using our drop down menu. Once the citizen completes the form and clicks “submit report” the information is sent automatically to the correct division within our office so that the investigation can begin immediately.”

MCSO investigators stated that it only took a week to collect enough evidence, including surveillance video, to serve the search warrants on Friday.

The five arrested were as follows:

In Suk Ma – Promoting prostitution 2nd and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Ja Doss Young – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Yoha Wan Heo – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Joomia Won Jung – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Mi A Yum – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com