Sheriff Mike Granthum

Four Year Old Boy Named Sheriff for a Day in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office helps to fulfill the dream of an out-going four year old cancer patient. Ashley Savage says her 4 year old son Gregory Ashton Brown of Selma — is fascinated with law enforcement. “He wanted to be a sheriff for Halloween but he was admitted into ICU. He has Rhabdomyosarcoma which…

One Dead, One Hurt in Sunday Shooting in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County man is behind bars after a shooting in Orrville early Sunday morning — leaves one man dead — and another man hurt. Sheriff Mike Granthum say 57 year old Jerry Rayford was shot and killed at his home at around 1:30 Sunday morning. Granthum says Rayford was having a party — when…

Million Dollar Bond Set for Dallas Co. Sex Abuse Suspect

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County grand jury indicts a Plantersville man on sex charges dating back to 1999. Sheriff Granthum says 68 year old Michael Chappelle is charged with — rape — sodomy — and sexual abuse. Chappelle is accused of abusing a female family member from 1999 to 2007. Granthum says the abuse was reported in…

Valley Grande Shooting Suspect Charged with Capital Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The investigation continues into a shooting in Valley Grande that left one man dead — and another man charged with capital murder. The shooting happened at around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Moseley’s Trailer Park. Investigators say 26 year old Demetrius Shaw — shot 21 year old Arthur Sturdivant, Jr. — over a hundred dollars….

Two Former Dallas Co. Law Enforcement Officers Find Themselves on the Wrong Side of the Law

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A corrections officer at the Dallas County Jail is arrested. And a former Dallas County deputy pleads guilty to stealing — and using his position fro personal gain. Forty-nine year old Derrick Washington of Selma was fired from his job as a jailer — and is now facing criminal charges — after being caught trying…

Four People Arrested During Drug Sweep in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Four people are arrested on drug and gun charges during a drug sweep last night in Selma. The recently formed SAFE Task Force continues to sweep high crime areas around the city and arrest people involved with drugs. Sheriff Mike Granthum says 27 year old Marquis Simpson — 23 year old Bernard Mitchell — 36…

New S.A.F.E. Task Force Makes Eight Arrests During Drug Sting in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new crime task force in Dallas County — arrests eight people — following a two-day neighborhood saturation in Selma. Sheriff Mike Granthum says it’s called the SAFE task force. “It stands for Selma, Alabama Firearms Enforcement. And what we’re targeting is high crime areas where we know there’s drug traffickers, drug users and a…

A Pair of Suspected Burglars Caught and Arrested in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A pair of suspected thieves are behind bars in Dallas County. They’re accused of breaking into a Dollar General store — and stealing hundreds of dollars in merchandise. Forty year old Derrick Kennedy of Camden — and 30 year old Jerrica Jackson of Selma — are each charged with burglary. The duo is suspected of…

Suspected Drug Dealer Taken Off the Streets of Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A suspected drug dealer is behind in Selma — after he’s arrested with an assortment of illegal drugs. Twenty-two year old Melvin Barnes, Jr. of Selma was arrested Tuesday night — after an undercover deputy witnessed a suspected drug transaction that Barnes was allegedly involved in. “The undercover officer was actually watching a particular area…

Dallas Co. Deputies Get New High Tech Crime Fighting Tool

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new state of the camera system is improving the process Dallas County deputies use to investigate crime scenes. OSCR-360 is a new state of the art camera system — that’s changing the way law enforcement does criminal investigations. The system provides investigators with a 360 degree view of a crime scene — with a…