Aggravated Child Abuse Arrest Involving a Two Month Old

On 10/15/2017, the Police Department was contacted regarding a two month old infant that was being treated for a significant head injury and multiple broken bones at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. After a lengthy investigation, Joseph Alexander Pitts (24) was arrested for Aggravated Child Abuse. His bond was set at $500,000.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Shoplifting Call Leads to Possession Charge

On 10/12/2017, Kristi Leigh Haynes (41) was stopped for shoplifting at Walmart Northside. During the investigation of the offense, it was discovered that she had previously been banned from the store and was also in possession of a schedule IV drug. Haynes was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Her bonds were set at $7,500.00 for on each count.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Possession of Marijuana and Chemical Endangerment of a Child Arrest

On 10/3/2017, Christopher O’Brian Jackson (30) was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree and Chemical Endangerment of a Child following events which occurred in the 1500 block of South Alice. Bonds for Jackson were set at $2,500.00 and $5,000.00 respectively.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Burglary and Assault of Resident Results in Arrest

On 10/10/2017, Keyeta Tashae Rich (28) was arrested for a Burglary in McRae Homes in which she was reported to have broken into the apartment and assaulted the resident. Rich was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and her bond was set at $10,000.00.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two Arrests made in Separate Vehicle Burglaries

On 10/7/2017, Sky Kornegay (18) was arrested on two counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The offenses occurred in the areas of Byrd Lane and Corey Lane. Evidence of the crimes were in Kornegay’s possession at the time of arrest. Bond was set at $15,000.00 for each case.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

One Arrest for Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon

On 10/09/2017, Officers responded to a Domestic Violence call involving Willie Kentrell Russaw (35). During their investigation, it was discovered that Russaw had fired a handgun during the altercation. Russaw was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon. His bond was set at $15,000.00.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Burglary Arrests X6

On 10/4/2017, Investigators arrested two subjects, Kelsie Deshaun Garcia-Mata (18) and Rafael Salazar Rubio Jr. (20) for the September 11th burglaries of three businesses in the 600 block of West Carroll Street. Bonds were set at $7,500.00 and $15,000.00 respectively.

Kelsie Deshaun Garcia-Mata – Burglary III x3
Rafael Salazar Rubio – Burglary III x3

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Chemical Endangerment of a Child

On 9/28/17 Christy Nichole Winn (33) was arrested for Chemical Endangerment of a Child.  Due to the sensitivity of the case no more information can be released at this time.   Bond was set at $15,000.00.

All subjects are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Capital Murder

On 9/29/17, Branddon Bigham (16)  and Devonta Thornton (16) were transferred from Juvenile Court  to the Houston County District Court to be tried as adults in the Capital Murder case  which occurred on Collier Street, May 16, 2016 . They are being held with NO BOND.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.