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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office leaders receive FBI Trilogy Award

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(COLUMBIANA, AL) Sheriff John Samaniego is proud to recognize Lieutenant Shelby O’Connor for receiving the prestigious FBI-Trilogy Award.  The FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) presents three leve...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Shelby County Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Possession of Obscene Matter

Shelby County Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Possession of Obscene Matter

(Columbiana, AL) In November 2022, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This information led to an investigation involving David Stephen West, 54 years old of ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Shots Fired During Phillips Drive Robbery

Shots fired during Phillips Drive Robbery

(Columbiana, AL) On January 11, 2023, at approximately 1PM deputies responded to a report of robbery in the 500 block of Phillips Drive in Vincent. Deputies met with a male subject that stated his vehicle was taken by a male and female during a robbery, a...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Clay Hammac Promoted to Chief Deputy

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(Columbiana, AL) Sheriff John Samaniego is proud to announce the promotion of Major Clay Hammac to the rank of Chief Deputy.

His promotion was effective January 6, 2023. Chief Hammac began his law enforcement career with the Shelby County Sheriff&rsquo...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Shelby County Jail Utilizes Remote Heart Rate Sensors on At- Risk Inmates

HEART RATE SENSORS PIC MEMO

(COLUMBIANA, AL) Recently purchased remote heart rate sensors in use at the Shelby County Jail have already proved to be potentially lifesaving when the device sounded the alarm about an inmate whose heart rate climbed into a very dangerous zone....

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Remains of Missing Columbiana Man Located

Remains of Missing Columbiana Man Located

(Columbiana, AL) On December 31, 2018, Derek Dewayne Harris was reported missing from the Columbiana area of Shelby County.  The 2015 GMC Terrain he was last seen driving was located unattended on County Road 16 between County Road 22 and Spring ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Human Remains Found in West Shelby County, Pea Ridge Community

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(COLUMBIANA, AL) On Saturday November 5, 2022 at approximately 8:15 am family members and friends of a missing person conducted a search of a wooded area near the intersection of County Road 10 and County Road 260, in the Pea Ridge community. Dur...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Suspect Charged in Brandy Circle Shooting

Brandy Circle Press Release

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at approximately 1:30 PM, Shelby County 911 received a call of shooting with injuries at a residence on Brandy Circle in Chelsea, Alabama.  Deputies responded to the residence and discovered a ma...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Additional Arrest Made in Alexander Road Murder

Additional Arrest Made in Alexander Road Murder

(Columbiana, AL) On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Shelby County deputies and investigators responded to the 400 block of Alexander Road located in unincorporated Shelby County near the City of Leeds to investigate the shooting death of 16 year old Cameron P...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Arrests Made in Murder of 16 Year Old

Alexander Road Shooting Press Release

For Immediate Release:

(Columbiana, AL) On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at approximately 6:15 PM, Shelby County 911 received a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound in the 400 block of Alexander Road, located in unincorporated Shelby County near...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Death Investigation & Arrest

Press release - Hwy 315 (6-23-22)

Death Investigation & Related Arrest in Shelby County

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at approximately 7:20 pm, Shelby County 911 Dispatch received a call in reference to a suspicious person in the 100 block of Highway 97 in the Summerhill community near Columbiana. Deputies from the Shelby Cou...

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Posted on: May 22, 2022

Shelby County Inmate Death Under Review

Inmate Death Death under Review

COLUMBIANA, AL) On May 17, 2022, Kathy Burcham, 52 years old from Sterrett, was arrested on two outstanding warrants, both for Willful Abuse of a Child.  Following the arrest, she was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

On May 21, 2022, at appr...

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Posted on: May 8, 2022

Sheriff's Office Searching for Armed Suspect

Hillandell Drive Press Release

Update:  On May 8, 2022, at approximately 1:45 AM, the suspect was located and is in custody.  Additional information will follow pending additional investigation and charges being filed.

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On May 7, 2022, at approximately at 10:42 ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

Sheriff's Office Investigating Drowning in Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge Drowning Investigation

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On April 23, 2022, at approximately 3:30 PM, Shelby County 911 received a report of a possible drowning in the area of Slab Road in the Pea Ridge area of Shelby County.   Deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Death Investigation

Media Release for Death Investigation

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at approximately 2:20 a.m., deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a vehicle pursuit in South Shelby County near Columbiana.  During the pursuit, a suspect vehicle with two...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Arrest Made in Shooting Death

Arrest made in shooting death

 

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On March 20, 2021, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a shooting death that occurred in the 500 block of County Road 203 which is in unincorporated Shelby County, near the...

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Current Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Deputies Respond to Shooting in Chelsea

William Osborn

On Sunday, July 28th at approximately 10:00 pm, deputies responded to a shooting at a residence on Johnson Drive in Chelsea. Once deputies arrived, they encountered one individual with a gunshot wound to an extremity, and the suspect was detained. The vic...

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