Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sheriff Investigators Work Home Burglary

Sheriff Department investigators are working leads on a home burglary that occurred on July 7 on Arnett Road in the county. According to the homeowner, the theft likely occurred sometime in the early afternoon hours on Tuesday between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Entrance was gained through the back door of the residence.

Items taken included a SIG p250 pistol, 32 Smith & Wesson pistol, Dell laptop, MacBook Pro laptop, a jewelry box with costume jewelry and a camo bed cover. Investigators have the serial numbers of these items.

If you have any information on this crime, contact Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Traffic Stop Yields Drugs/Weapons

Winston County Sheriff Deputies made a stop of a suspicious vehicle on Sunday night (July 5) that netted drugs and weapons. Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle on McBrayer Road near Hwy 490 and found a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, various drug paraphenalia, a sawed-off shotgun w 40 rounds of buckshot and an assortment of knives and pipes.  The driver of the vehicle, Michael Shafer, was taken into custody and charged with probation violation - possession of a firearm. He was also charged with felony possession of meth and drug paraphenalia. Shafer was on parole from charges in the New Albany area and is currently in custody at the WCCRCF.  A nine month old child was in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Searching for Owner of Lost/Stolen Camera


Olive Branch Law Enforcement advised the Winston County Sheriff's Office that a camera and some softball equipment had recently been recovered in the Olive Branch area.  Officials believe these items had been stolen and are looking for information and the rightful owners.

Photos on the camera and other information indicate that the owner may have a connection to Winston County, Louisville or Winston Academy. If you have lost or had a camera stolen in the last few months, please contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office for more information at 662-773-5881.

if you have information concerning the possible theft of these items and wish to remain anonymous, call Winston County Crimestoppers at 662-773-9999.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sheriff Jason Pugh's NRA Handgun Class

Back by popular demand, the Winston County Sheriff's Office along with the Citizen's Advisory Board and the Board of County Supervisors will be sponsoring another NRA Handgun Class on Saturday, June 20.  Class size is limited to 25.
Instructors will be Jonathan Peeples and David McCool,Certified Instructors along with Sheriff, Jason Pugh and Chief Deputy, Keith Alexander from Sheriff Department.  Cost is $80 - this covers NRA booklet, targets, refreshment, etc.

Class begins at 8:00 am at the Winston County Annex Building for classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own and afternoon training will be at the Winston/Choctaw Correctional Facility shooting range for live shooting of 70 rounds.

Participants must bring the following:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sheriff's Office Participates in Safety Town

Thanks to the Louisville Pilot Club for allowing us to participate in Safety Town over the weekend. We had a great time, especially Cade, our K-9 officer. Great program!!