Mother of teen also charged with sex trafficking
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Monday afternoon that the mother of a teen who was allegedly abused sexually by her grandmother’s boyfriend, who paid the grandmother for sex with the child, was also arrested last week. Brooks said Melissa Deann Stoker, 37, address not provided, is charged with one count each of first-degree human trafficking, endangering the welfare of a child and contributing to the dependency of a child. Stoker’s…
Scam artists claim to be from sheriff’s office
Escambia County authorities have no choice but to get involved in the latest scam attempt being perpetrated across the county. The law enforcement involvement can’t be helped because the scam artists are pretending to be from the sheriff’s office. ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Wednesday that the latest phone scam entails the caller telling the intended victim that sheriff’s office records show that he or she owes a fine…