THUG TEXT PROGRAMS

In November of 2010 We began a program here at the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office called THUG TEXT.  This program is designed to take guns out of the hands of convicted criminals, thus the name targeting hoodlums using Guns. We have partnered with two other agencies, U.S. Attorney’s office and ATF, to aid and assist in the arrest and prosecution of these Career Criminals.

 

Since November we have had the following;

* 78 text

* 54 suspects

*  8 have been arrested on federal gun charges (7 have already plead quilty)

* over 60 guns have been removed from the hands of convicted felons

* we have arrested 5 others on other charges such as outstanding warrants, drugs and domestic violence

* we are currently working on 5 more to introduce to federal grand jury

 

Reporting by TEXT is fast and safe.  Just text “THUG” to 839863 and we’ll send you directions on how to report a felon with a gun – safely, quietly and confidentially.  If your text leads to an arrest, the MCSO will offer you a 500 reward for your help.  It’s a safe, rewarding way to fight crime.

 

It’s illegal for a felon to have a gun and making sure these Career Criminals don’t is an important part of fighting crime in Mobile County.

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

RONALD GORDON VICKERS ARRESTED

RONALD GORDONVICKERS IS ARRESTED BY MCSO DEPUTIES
MCSO Narcotic Deputies received tips this morning on the whereabouts of RONALDGORDONVICKERS.  He was arrested without incident at the Bird’s  Nest Apartments on Pleasant Valley Road.  Deputies also arrested his girlfriend (name unknown at this time).  VICKERS’ 76 year old mother was also found inside the apartment.  The mother will be picked up by DHR.

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

One arrested for (5) burglaries in North Mobile County

Mobile, Ala. (July 28, 2011) — Sheriff Sam Cochran announced today the arrest of one suspect involved in five (5) residential burglaries in the North Mobile County area.

On July 27, 2011, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office received information, which lead investigators to respond to the residence of 12935 Mason Ferry Rd. in reference to a string of burglaries that had occurred in the North Mobile County area. The suspect, who resided at the residence has been identified as Wilton Randy Jordan (D.O.B. 10/19/62).

Investigators conducted a search of the residence and discovered a large amount of stolen items, which included jewelry, guns, laptop computers, and hunting equipment. Investigators were able to validate much of the stolen items based on several residential burglary complaints that were received in the month of July.

To date, investigators have recovered approximately $10,000.00 dollars worth of stolen merchandise and as stolen items are still being tracked down we expect that amount to rise.

Mr. Wilton Randy Jordan was arrested and transported to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Metro Jail on five (5) counts of burglary 3rd, which is a class C felony. Mr. Jordan is also suspected in at least 30 other burglaries in that area, additional charges are forthcoming as the investigation continues.

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

MCSO arrest three for armed robbery

On July 23, 2011 approximately 8:00 p.m., the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a robbery to an individual at the intersection of Half Mile and Argyle Rd. Once deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered that the victim had been at the above location inside his vehicle, when a silver color Chevy Trail Blazer pulled up and blocked his vehicle, preventing him from fleeing. The victim described two white males armed with a hand gun jumped out of the suspect vehicle and robbed the victim of a undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The suspects then jumped back into their vehicle and fled north on Argyle Rd.

Approximately 9:10 p.m., while deputies were searching the area for the suspect vehicle, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office received a second call in reference to a robbery that occurred at the intersection of Jeff Hamilton Rd and Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. The victim advised that a silver Chevy Trailer Blazer blocked his vehicle at the above location. The victim advised that a black male and a white male jumped out from the suspect vehicle armed with a hand gun and attempted to rob him. The victim was able to place his vehicle in reverse and flee the area. During the course of both robberies, the suspects were wearing bandannas around their face in an attempt to conceal their identity.

On July 24, 2011 at 12:24 a.m., deputies spotted the suspect vehicle on Two Mile Rd. and Cody Driskell Rd. and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle was occupied by 2 white male subjects and one black male subject, who were identified as Robert Lee Smith DOB 1/4/80, Keith Allan Haynes DOB 1/1/91, and Harold Leslie Harris 12/18/84. All three suspects were still wearing the bandannas that were used in the robbery.  Investigators responded to the location of the traffic stop and all three suspects were arrested and transported to the Mobile County Metro Jail. Robert Lee Smith was charged with one count of Robbery 1st, and the other two suspects ( Haynes and Harris) were both charged with two counts of Robbery 1st each.

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