Illegal alien carrying over 100 pounds of marijuana down interstate 10

 The Special Ops Deputies of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested OSORTO CARLOS GAONA on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  GAONA  was pulled over for a traffic violation when the deputies discovered that he had hidden over 100 pounds of marijuana in the bed of his truck.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found that the truck had two beds instead of one.  The original bed was hidden by another bed that was built 2 feet above the original bed. The space between the two beds is where GAONA had placed over 73 bundles of marijuana.

GAONA was arrested and taken to the Mobile Metro Jail.  He is also the first illegal alien to be arrested by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office since Alabama passed it’s new immigration Law.

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

TRAILER EXPLODES DUE TO METH

On Tuesday, October 26, 2011, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Wilmer that caught fire due to a meth lab explosion.

 

CRYSTAL PARNELL, JAMIE BOYKIN, JASON SWANN AND JOHN STOKLEY were arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance 1st degree.

 

Four children under the age of 12 were in the trailer at the time of the fire. Everyone escaped without injury.

 

When the explosion occurred, JASON SWANN AND JOHN STOKELY, gathered up the meth and the ingredients and fled to a nearby wooded area.  They were later caught and arrested by sheriff deputies.

 

CRYSTAL PARNELL is the mother a 1 ½ year old cerebral palsy child and pregnant with another, and JAMIE BOYKIN is the mother of the three other children present at the time of the fire.  PARNELL, BOYKIN, and SWANN were charged with Chemical Endangerment of a child.

 

The Meth Initiative, designed by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, targets meth users and manufactures through three areas of focus:  Enforcement, Compliance and Education.

 

To report Meth, text the word “meth” to 839863 (“textme”) or call 574-8633.

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

MCSO Flotilla

WHO: MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S FLOTILLA

WHAT: CAPTAIN PAUL STEWART PASSES GAVEL TO NEW CAPTAIN JAY HOWARD AND SHERIFF SAM COCHRAN INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS.

WHERE: SHERIFF’S ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR.

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 10:30
The New Officers of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla will be installed on October 6, 2011 at 10:30.   Captain Paul Stewart has been captain of flotilla for the last four years and will pass the gavel to new Captain Jay Howard. 

“The most memorable times, good and bad, as being captain would have to have been when we were searching for the children were thrown from the bridge,” said Captain Stewart.  “ It was horrible to think that someone could do such an act.”  “The good thing that happened during the search for the children was that we rescued two duck hunters the day before we found the last child.”  Captain Stewart said both hunters were 17 years old and one was found floating in the water and the other was found on top of a houseboat unconscious and suffering from hyperthermia.  Both young men survived.  “That was a very rewarding experience during a very difficult time.”

Sheriff’s Flotilla Volunteers freely give of their time and talents to serve the community in times of accident and disaster. In fact, they actually pay annual dues to be a part of what is considered to be the finest search-and-rescue unit on the Gulf Coast.  Demands for its services increase each year and continuous training is a top priority.

The New Officers to be installed are:

Captain Jay Howard

Commander Bobby Bullock

Lt. Commander – appointed by sheriff

Secretary – Aaron Payne

Treasure- Bob Maceluch

1st Lt. – Dean Jones

2nd Lt. – Allen Irby

Cadet Lt. – Appointed by Captain

Dive Lt. – Terry Morrehead

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL LORI MYLES 574-6397.

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

Three arrested

On September 27, 2011 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office went to 11750 Glenwood Ct., Wilmer, Alabama, for a possible meth lab.  MCSO received an anonymous call about the residence a few days earlier.

When patrol Deputies arrived, Shawn Clay met them in the yard. Mr. Clay took the deputies inside to meet the owner,KATRINA PARKER.  Once inside, deputies smelled a strong odor coming from the back bedroom and notified narcotic deputies.

A partial lab was discovered in the master bathroom.  A “shake and bake” lab was found underneath the trailer and had been cooking for about an hour while deputies where inside trailer.  “ This could have been a very dangerous situation and could have ended with someone if not everyone being killed in an explosion”, said Sheriff Sam Cochran.  “Our deputies, because of their experience and training, were able to prevent a potentially bad situation before it happened.

 

Deputies arrested three people at the residence, LISA GLOVER, KATRINA PARKER AND SHAWN CLAY.  All three were taken to Metro Jail.

MCSO patrol deputies said when they first arrived at the residence a man was sleeping on the porch but when he saw the deputies he ran leaving his pants and boots behind.

The meth initiative, designed by the Mobile County Sheriff’s office, targets meth users and manufactures through three areas of focus:  Enforcement, Compliance and Education.

To report Meth, text the word “meth” to 839863 (“textme”) or call 574-8633.

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

Joshua Micheal Duncan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR A MISSING PERSON

JOSHUA MICHEAL DUNCAN

5’6 tall

110 pounds

blonde hair

hazel eyes

He was last seen with DENNIS HICKS and the last known address of his was

2451 WEDGEWOOD DRIVE, SEMMES, ALABAMA

He was last seen on SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00PM

JOSHUA was wearing a brown tank top shirt with white shorts.  

IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS, CONTACT MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633

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