Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division saw nearly a 30 percent decrease in overall traffic fatalities during the extended 2020 Thanksgiving travel period. ALEA Troopers investigated only eight traffic- related deaths as compared to 11 during the same holiday travel period in 2019.
The Scottsboro City council discussed adding seven structures to the cities list of blighted properties — the list currently includes 25 other properties in Scottsboro. This allows the city to add them to a grant received to demolish or assist in cleanup.
More manpower in the Jackson County Jail would have likely kept an inmate from escaping last week, according to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
A Flat Rock man, who evaded county authorities since July, was apprehended Sunday.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said Kenneth Joe Bishop, 32 of Flat Rock, had numerous outstanding arrest warrants stemming from a July 17 vehicle pursuit where Bishop allegedly assaulted a sheriff’s deputy in an effort to escape being arrested.
A Scottsboro man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on theft charges, accused of stealing money from a local business he claims he was in a partnership agreement with.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said on Friday morning that two local sex offenders are in jail after violating sex offender laws.