Search Warrant leads to arrest

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Mobile County Sheriff’s Office  executed a search warrant today, March 22, 2013, at 4412 Dalton Drive, Eight Mile, AL

Rashunda Hawthorne, arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, codeine,crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana (spice), Lortabs, Xanaxs, Possession              of Marijuana 1st, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

James Reed, arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, codeine,crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana (spice), Lortabs, Xanaxs, Possession of Marijuana 1st, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 Charlie Davis, arrested for Possession of Marijuna 2nd & Receiving Stolen Property 2nd (Gun)
recovered approximately 210 grams of marijuana, 3.8 grams crack cocaine, 2 liters of codeine syrup, 12 bags of synthetic marijuana (spice) & 62 pills (xanaxs & lortabs) & five hand guns (pistols) & two rifles
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Dollar General Robbery similar to City Cases

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On Sunday, March 17, 2013, MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE was called to the Dollar General Store on 8865 Moffett Road.  Witnesses say the suspects entered the store around 9:15 pm while the store was still open for business.  The Suspects were wearing masks/ gloves armed with hand guns.   Suspects forced the store clerks to unlock the safe.  They took money from the safe as well as personal items from employees.  Suspects then fled the store.  There is no description of the vehicle.  The suspects are described as ONE WHITE MALE and TWO BLACK MALES.  They were wearing BLUE AND BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS with BLUE BANDANAS.     The suspects seem to be the same suspects involved in the robbery of a Dollar General Store that occurred in Wilmer on March 9, 2013.  Mobile Police Department has also had three robberies with suspects fitting the same description.

 

If anyone has any information about this crime, please contact MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633 or http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/ and report it on our website.

 

 

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

Sheriff Cochran gives update on Murder Arrest

 

On Friday, March 15, 2013, Sheriff Sam Cochran released details of the investigation which lead to the arrest of BRYAN GIBSON.

On 4-10-2011 Michael Blue Watson was reported missing and was last seen with Bryan Lewis Gibson.

 

The missing person investigation developed into a murder investigation.

 

When interviewed on various occasions, Gibson provided inconsistent statements

 

During the course of the investigation, search warrants were executed and information obtained collaborated witness testimony and disputed statements made by Gibson

 

The discovery of Watson’s Body last week and forensic evidence gathered at the scene solidified the case against Gibson and a Murder Warrant for his arrest was obtained.

 

Dental Records were used to positively identify the body and a preliminary examination of the remains revealed an apparent bullet wound to the skull.  Any additional information will not be available until the Department of Forensic Sciences has completed their examination

 

On March 14, 2013 Bryan Gibson was located and arrested for Murder.

 

During the course of the arrest, components of a Meth Lab were discovered along with Spice and narcotic paraphernalia

 

Gibson was booked into Metro Jail charged with Murder and Felony Drug Possession

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

Human remains discovered by MCSO identified

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14 March 2013

 

The human remains discovered on Old Pascagoula Rd on March 4, 2013 have been identified as Michael Blue Watson.

Watson was reported missing in April of 2011.

The missing person investigation developed into a murder investigation..

Based on forensic evidence and other investigative information, Bryan Lewis Gibson (W/M 04-04-1985) has been formally charged with Murder.   This evening, investigators were able to locate Gibson and take him into custody.

During the course of the arrest, components of a Meth Lab along with Spice and drug paraphernalia were discovered in Gibson’s vehicle.

Also arrested at the scene was Brandon Wayne Johnson W/M 5-27-1984.

Johnson is facing Felony Drug charges.

Gibson is charged with Murder in addition to Felony Drug Charges as well.

 

Any additional information that may develop will be made available tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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