Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

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…
Jackson: ‘Not an 8-4 sheriff’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Newly sworn Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson says he will bring loads of new ideas with him as he begins his administration of county law enforcement. And while he has already made a few minor changes, he is content to pretty much leave things as they are, at least for now, with one big exception. “I’m not an eight-to-four sheriff; I like to work,”…
Body ID’d as missing woman
News Staff Report According to published reports, Escambia County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office investigators have received confirmation that a body found Sunday, December 9, along the banks of the Conecuh River is that of a Pollard woman who had been missing since November 24. WKRG-TV in Mobile and numerous other media outlets cited ECSO officials as the source for reports that forensic scientists at the state crime lab identified the remains…
ECSO deputy makes drug arrests on successive nights
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The same Escambia County deputy sheriff made drug arrests on successive nights last week, one as part of a traffic stop and one while investigating a trespassing complaint. An ECSO spokesperson said October 31 that Deputy Sam Weeks arrested 29-year-old Waymon Paul Morrison of Frisco City while investigating an October 29 trespassing complaint in Atmore, and the next night took Michael Walston, 36, of…
Guns in church – ECSO offers training for houses of worship
A seemingly constant stream of multiple shootings in the nation’s churches has prompted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to offer training that will help local houses of worship become better prepared if such an incident were to occur here. “In view of all the shooting that has been going on in churches, concerts and other gatherings — it weighs heavy on a lot of people’s minds, especially the churches —…