ECSO

Threat to ECMS
Juveniles arrested for posting intent to harm By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Two juveniles were taken into custody last week in connection with threats posted on a social media outlet against several Escambia County Middle School students and an ECMS administrator. One of the juveniles was arrested February 27, the other surrendered to sheriff’s officers the next day. Alabama law does not allow for publication of the names of…
No chase
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman said this week that the January 23 collision on Alabama 21 that killed a Monroe County man did not involve a high-speed chase by any law enforcement agency. Lt. Joe Piggott of the Mobile state trooper post admitted that a law enforcement officer was involved in the incident but said the officer did not actively pursue the southbound…
Blair promoted
News Staff Report Bill Blair, formerly a captain with the Escambia County (Ala) Sheriff’s Office, was recently promoted to the rank of major. Maj. Blair is a 43-year veteran law enforcement officer and is a retired Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He has served as a lieutenant and captain with ECSO and was assistant to the sheriff during the…
Back behind bars
Pedophile’s phone has 1,000-plus child porn images By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A local man, listed on the state and federal sex offender registries for the past decade, remained in jail under a $1 million bond this week after his recent arrest by state, federal and local officers who found evidence that the man was back to his old habits. According to a press release from Alabama Law Enforcement…
Contraband sweep at Holman
ECSO part of 300-member task force in raid  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Department of Corrections agents and officers, backed by resources from numerous state, city and county agencies, conducted a joint law enforcement operation in an effort to find and remove contraband from the William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore. More than 300 law enforcement officers from DOC and 10 supporting agencies moved into the prison…