Sheriff Mike Granthum

Five People Behind Bars After Two Drug Busts in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Five people are arrested Tuesday night in Dallas County — after two separate traffic stops — end in drug busts. Sheriff Mike Granthum say 40 year old Matthew Chancey of Selma — and 27 year old Lisa Broadhead of Valley Grande — were arrested on charges that include possession with intent to distribute — and…

Dallas Co. Patrol Cars Get On Board Computers

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office has a new high-tech crime fighting tool to use — to help protect and serve the public. Sheriff Mike Granthum says every car in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet — is now equipped with an onboard computer. “We have approximately 32 to 35 patrol cars out including our…

Hand Grenade Scare Shuts Down Dallas County Courthouse

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Courthouse was shutdown for about an hour Tuesday afternoon — after a woman told deputies that she had a hand grenade in her car. The woman told deputies — the grenade was one of several military artifacts that belonged to her now deceased husband. Officials decided to evacuate the courthouse because they…

Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to identify a wanted armed robbery suspect. Sheriff Mike Granthum says the Dollar General on Highway 22 in Valley Grande — was robbed at around 5:45 pm Tuesday afternoon. He says surveillance video shows the suspect walking around the store. Then stepping up to the counter —…

UPDATE: Selma Woman Charged with Drug Trafficking

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma woman is behind bars — on more than a million dollars bond — after a drug bust Tuesday night in Dallas County. Eighteen year old Aaliyah Hatcher is charged with drug trafficking — and drug excise tax. Deputies found drugs — scales — and more than $400 dollars in cash — during a…

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Trafficking Arrests in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama News Network– A routine traffic stop in in Dallas County leads to a major drug bust. Sheriff Mike Granthum says a deputy stopped a vehicle without a tag on the Selma Bypass Sunday night. He says crystal meth — marijuana — pills — a gun — and cash — were found in the vehicle. Granthum says…

Coronavirus Screening Checkpoints Set Up at Dallas Co. Courthouse

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Visitors at the Dallas County Courthouse — are now being screened for Coronavirus. Checkpoints manned by deputies — have been set up at the entrances to the main courthouse — and the courthouse annex. Hand sanitizer — protective masks — and latex gloves — are available at the checkpoints. However, before visitors are allowed to…

Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Office Patrol Cars Being Upgraded

From the West Alabama Newsroom– First term Sheriff Mike Granthum continues make improvements at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office — by adding new technology. Granthum says each patrol cars at the sheriff’s department — is now equipped with radar. “Which is rare,” said Granthum. “A lot of sheriff’s departments don’t work traffic. We’re not necessarily out there writing everybody we…

Three Arrested in Sex Offender Sweep in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Three registered sex offenders are arrested during a sex offender check this week in Dallas County. Sheriff Mike Granthum says Latrell Carmichael — Terry Anderson — and William Carson, Junior — were arrested during a three-day sex offender sweep. He says they’re three of eight registered sex offenders — who were found to not be…

Electrical Problem Causes Complications at Dallas Co. Jail

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An electrical problem at the Dallas County Jail is causing some major complications with some day to day activities at the facility. Sheriff Mike Granthum says the electrical system that remotely opens and closes cell doors at the jail began malfunctioning about two weeks ago. “It could have been bad,” said Granthum. “We went there…