Winston County Sheriff's Office

Forester's grave at Winston Memorial desecrated; dozens more vandalized


Flags surrounding the grave of Sr.A Mark Forester, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010, are broken and destroyed, part of a desecration of his grave. Dozens of other graves were also vandalized by having their flowers stolen.
HALEYVILLE - The grave of Senior Airman Mark Forester was found desecrated Thursday afternoon, Sept. 15, when American flags were found scattered, poles splintered, iron poles bent and a cloth flag with Mark’s picture torn to shreds.

Sheriff’s office gets new equipment


Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, left, and Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy show the new tasers and radars that have arrived thanks to a grant. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A $24,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs has enabled the Winston County Sheriff’s Office to make some major updates on key equipment.

Pregnant woman allegedly beaten with baseball bat


Note the wording on the baseball bat pictured above that was confiscated by the Winston County Sheriff's Office. The bat was allegedly used to beat a pregnant woman, authorities said.
WINSTON COUNTY - Four individuals face multiple charges after at least two vehicles were stolen, stranded on a logging road and a pregnant woman was beaten with a baseball bat then forced into a vehicle.

Sheriff’s office takes out drug house near Haleyville


Pictured with their latest confiscation, including heroin and other drugs, are, from left, Winston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Caleb Snoddy, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore and Investigators Jacob Eward and Matt Roberts.
HALEYVILLE - Information received from the community of a possible drug house on County Road 20 led the Winston County Sheriff’s Office to execute a warrant and arrest two individuals.