Winston County Sheriff's Office

14th Avenue shooting has officials dispelling rumors, calling for peace


Law enforcement place tape up to barricade the residence on 14th Avenue during the active investigation.
HALEYVILLE - A shooting in the 1800 block of 14th Avenue in Haleyville Thursday afternoon, June 17, left two injured, as well as numerous rumors and hearsay that have been silenced by the Haleyville Police Department.

Sheriff's Office finds large amount of drugs during arrest


Pictured left to right are Winston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Head Investigator Jacob Eward, Sheriff Horace Moore and Deputy Matt Owens with the large amount of drugs and gun found on a suspect.
HALEYVILLE - An ongoing investigation of illegal drug activity in the area of Blake’s Curve on Newburg Road led to the arrest of a Haleyville man after 26 grams of methamphetamine were found on his person.

A promotion and new faces at the Sheriff’s Office


Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore, left, swears in the new chief deputy, investigator and patrol deputy for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. From l-r: Moore, Investigator Matt Roberts, Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Patrol Deputy Matt Owens and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A new era has begun for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, with new faces in the roles of chief deputy, investigator and patrol deputy.

Traffic stop near Addison leads to trafficking arrest


From left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Investigator Caleb Snoddy, K-9 Deputy Officer Jonathan Oliver with K-9 office Bojan and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore with the confiscated drugs and items.
ADDISON - A traffic stop for a possible expired tag on a motorcycle turned into a much bigger incident when the Winston County Sheriff’s Office found 48 grams of methamphetamine in the rider’s possession.

Thefts solved in Arley area


Pictured with the recovered stolen merchandise are, from l-r: Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, deputies Nic Burns and Chris Franks, investigator Caleb Snoddy, chief deputy Brett Rodgers and K-9 officer Jonathan Oliver.
ARLEY - The report of a home break-in where thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen led the Winston County sheriff’s office to arrest two individuals, seize the stolen property and make arrangements with DHR to have a small child removed from the home due to drugs present.

Arrest made in Helicon death


Caleb Scott Farley has been arrested and charged with murder and arson first degree in the death of David Brian Hayes.
HELICON - The 25th District Attorney's Criminal Investigation Division has announced the arrest of a suspect in the death investigation of David Brian Hayes.

First responders facing obstacles as pandemic surges


Lt. Erik Gilbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department, shows the protective gear they take to scenes and use if COVID-19 is present.
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases not only in Winston County, but the entire area has created an impact on first responders through either positive cases of the virus among their ranks or having to go into quarantine due to exposure, affecting the very ones people depend on in emergency situations.

Partnership brings about new body cameras to sheriff’s office


Pictured left to right, Winston County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Nic Burns and Josh Bennett, 25th Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and Winston County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A community partnership between the Winston County Sheriff’s Office The 25th Circuit District Attorney’s Office, as well as local businesses has provided the sheriff’s office new body cameras as a valuable tool not just in fighting crime, but also in court.