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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…
6 arrested for drugs
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A joint traffic detail conducted across the city Friday night, February 22, and into Saturday by Atmore police and Escambia County deputies resulted in the arrests of numerous individuals on various drug possession or trafficking charges, as well as the location of two people who were the subject of outstanding warrants. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said city patrol officers and investigators, along with…
Brewton man succumbs to injuries from Feb. 3 crash
News Staff Report A 52-year-old Brewton man passed away last week from injuries he suffered in a February 3, single-vehicle motorcycle mishap. Trooper reports show that the crash occurred at 4:08 p.m. and mortally injured Michael Lynn Kite. Kite was reportedly riding a 2003 Honda VTX 1800 along Alabama 41, about four miles north of Brewton, when the Honda inexplicably left the roadway and struck an embankment. The injured cyclist…
Jailhouse rocked!
An inmate pleads his case to Sheriff Heath Jackson during the shakedown. Shakedown produces drugs, weapons, more By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson and sheriff’s office investigators continued this week to search for the means through which numerous items of contraband — including weapons, drugs, tobacco and other banned items — found their way into the county jail. According to press release issued last week…
Aging jail, drugs, funding new sheriff’s biggest challenges
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Note: The following article is the second in a two-part series on Escambia County’s first new sheriff since 2003. The first appeared in the January 23 edition. Two weeks into his first term as Sheriff of Escambia County, Heath Jackson faces several challenges. And he has to face those challenges with budgetary resources that reflect the county’s financial struggles over recent years. “That’s another…