Tis the season for thefts, sheriff’s office warns

From left, Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy, Investigators Josh Edwards, Josh Bennett and Chief Deputy Jacob Eward with guns and other items confiscated.
NAUVOO - The arrest at gunpoint of a Nauvoo man found with three loaded firearms who allegedly tried to pull a gun on law enforcement, is a grim reminder that the holiday season can also bring increased crime.

Nauvoo man pleads guilty to defrauding U.S. Department of Defense

BIRMINGHAM - A Nauvoo resident and enlisted Army Reservist pleaded guilty Tuesday, January 24, to stealing more than $53,000 from the Department of Defense, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Department of Army Criminal Investigation Division, Redstone Resident Unit, Supervisory Special Agent Chase Wilkerson.

Intruder dead after home invasion; second intruder faces robbery charges

NAUVOO - A home invasion occurring at a wood frame residence on County Road 21 in the Poplar Springs area south of Double Springs, has left one of the two intruders dead of gunshot wounds, and the second intruder facing robbery charges.

Found dead after suffering three gunshot wounds was Jason Wayne Smith, 40, of 35 Castle Village Circle, Jasper, according to Winston County Sheriff's Investigator Jacob Eward,

Sheriff’s office recovers thousands in stolen items

Pictured with some of the stolen items that were recovered are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, K-9 deputy Jonathan Oliver, Investigator Matt Roberts, Investigator Jacob Eward and Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy.
NAUVOO - Two thefts on the same property where a suspicious house fire occurred some time ago have been solved after stolen items were found scattered among several different locations and video surveillance showed a masked individual in the act of committing the thefts.

Landmark church burns

Foundation blocks, rolled pieces of glass (from the heat) and rubble is shown from the scene of the fire.
NAUVOO - Investigation is underway into a fire which has completely destroyed a landmark church.