Escambia County Alabama Sheriff’s Office

Inmates charged in jail raid
Sheriff releases partial list By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson released this week a partial list of the Escambia County Detention Center inmates who were charged as a result of a shakedown conducted recently by Jackson, ECSO deputies and jail staff, and Brewton Police Department officers Lawmen conducted a three-hour surprise search of the county jail’s cells, dormitories and common areas on Saturday, February 9.…
Jackson sworn in as sheriff
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer “As a little boy, I was told that if I didn’t change my ways, my parents would be sitting in a courtroom crying one day,” Heath Jackson said. Friday, January 11, they were indeed in the courtroom, but they weren’t crying. They were there to see their son sworn in as the sheriff of Escambia County. They were joined by dozens of other folks,…
Body found on river bank near Jay not yet identified
Despite several reports to the contrary, authorities have not yet identified a woman’s body that was found Sunday along the banks of the Escambia River in Florida. Major Heath Jackson of the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office said Monday night that reports of the body having been identified as that of 74-year-old Pollard resident Eva McBride, who has been missing from her Pollard home since November 24, are inaccurate. An…
Jackson will be next sheriff; Stewart takes White’s commission seat
Latest (unofficial) election returns from the Alabama Secretary of State Office: Local (100% of boxes reporting) ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF Heath Jackson — 6,426 Mike Lambert — 5,693 ESCAMBIA BOE, District 7 Coleman Wallace — 958 Amanda “Mandi” Thompson — 341 ESCAMBIA CO. COMMISSION, District 3 Scottie Stewart — 1,510 Larry White — 1,201 Statewide (26 of 67 counties reporting): GOVERNOR Kay Ivey — 220,542 (Projected winner) Walt Maddox — 125,721…
Sheriff, BOE seat, legislative seat on ballot
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Like their counterparts across the state, Escambia County voters will help select in the November 6 General Election the individual who will fill the governor’s seat for the next four years. But local voters will also choose the county’s first new sheriff since 2003 and help select the local area’s representative in the Alabama Legislature. Some will also decide between an incumbent school board…