MCSO needs your help in locating a missing person

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Missing/Endangered Person

 

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating 77 year old Garland Ford.

 

Ford moved to Mobile County from Arkansas in March of 2012 and lost contact with family members shortly thereafter.  The last time the family in Arkansas spoke with Ford was in September 2012.

 

Investigators have determined that he was living in Bayou La Batre and may have moved to the Wilmer area.

 

Ford reportedly has several medical problems and the family is concerned for his safety.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 574-8633

 

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

Man grazed by a bullet from 22 rifle while arguing over a meth lab

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At approximately 11:30 am, December 29, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of 9661 CLEBORNE ROAD, (Chunchula, AL)  for a possible shooting.  When MCSO Deputies responded to the location they found one subject who had been “grazed”  by a bullet shot from a 22 rifle.  During the investigation Deputies also found a meth lab.  The homeowner and two additional subjects got into an argument over drugs.   The homeowner fired three shots grazing one of the subjects in the head.   The subjects’ injuries ARE NOT life threatening and he refused to have medical treatment on the scene.

 

MCSO Narcotics have been called to dispose of the meth lab as well as continuing the investigation.  There is no further information at this time

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

Christmas Bike Giveaway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHO: MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WHAT: CHRISTMAS BIKE GIVEAWAY

WHERE: 5808 US Highway 90 W. suite A

WHEN: December 20, 2012, 10:00 am

On December 20, 2012, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office will have their Annual Bicycle Giveaway. Each year the MCSO collects about 100 bicycles that are given to children through out the Mobile area. Some non- profit agencies participate as well such as Baptist Children’s home, Wilmer Hall and St. Mary’s.

Donations come through private parties and businesses in Mobile County. Last year the Sheriff’s office donated over 100 Bicycles to needy families in our community.
Donations are accepted and stored at the MCSO Theodore location, 5808 US Highway 90.

More than 700 children have received bicycles in previous years. “The greatest feeling in the world is watching those children pick out their very own bike”, said Richard Cayton, founder of the bicycle giveaway program.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the program should bring new and unused bicycles, toys or gift card donations to the Theodore location. If donating by check, please make payable to Foundation of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
For details, contact Lori Myles, 574-6397 or lmyles@mobileso.com.

 

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 2012 Bicycle Giveaway Sponsors

Evonik Degussa Corporation

Thyssenkrupp

Wal-Mart

Pool Master Services

Radney’s Funeral Home

Dixie Pools

CSS Consulting

Mobile County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

Mobile County Sheriff’s Reserves

Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla

Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Pine Crest Cemetery

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

MCSO charges Dennis Hicks with Capital Murder

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MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE charges DENNIS HICKS with capital murder in the death of JOSHUA DUNCAN DUNCAN was reported missing on September 6, 2011 and MCSO office arrested HICKS on September 9, 2011 on Theft charges.   HICKS was released three days later and was re-arrested on November 30, 2011 for parole violation out Mississippi.

 

JOSHUA’S body was found on October 24, 2011 at the old Mobile Police Firing Range on Cody Road.   HICKS previously served 25 years for two counts of murder out of Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MCSO arrest Montgomery Police Officer for Trafficking Marijuana

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Today, December 12, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested LYVANH RASAVONG, former Montgomery Police Officer, for trafficking marijuana.

 

MCSO Narcotic Deputies were executing a search warrant at 7201 Murray Heights, Irvington, Alabama, and caught RASAVONG dropping off over 3 pounds of high-grade marijuana.  The average cost on the street for this marijuana would have been $3500.00 per pound.  RASAVONG admitted to trafficking across county lines from Montgomery.

 

MCSO Deputies say that RASAVONG is also associated with the marijuana bust the sheriff’s office had on October 19, 2012 in Chunchula, Alabama http://www.mobileso.com/press-release/anonymous-tip-leads-mcso-to-marijuana-farm-off-old-citronelle-highway/.

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