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Saturday Aug 23

Boaz News

Boaz Man Charged in Mobile Home Fire

Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:25

Tony Michael Raney
38, Boaz, AL
Charged with setting fire to mobile home in Mountainboro Community on March 28

(Boaz, AL - April 5, 2011) Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin announces the arrest of a 38 year old Boaz man on charges associated with a March 26th incidence in Mountainboro.

According to ECSO Investigator Jeremy Walker, "Tony Michael Raney has been arrested and charged with second degree arson, which is a felony."

Raney allegedly set fire to a mobile home on Oakes Road in Mountainboro after a verbal dispute with the female owner of the house.

The investigation was conducted by the Etowah County Arson Task Force, resulting in the arrest. Raney was booked into the James Hayes Etowah County Detention Center and later released on $5,000 bond.

Boaz Man Charged With Felony Domestic Violence

Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:25

(Boaz, AL - January 19, 2010) Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin reports the arrest and domestic violence charges against 44 year old Boaz man, William Butch Helton.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, Helton was arrested and charged with one count of second degree domestic violence which is a felony, according to ECSO Investigator Tracey Bishop.

The incident allegedly occurred at a residence o Hudson Hollow Road on January 14th. Helton is being held at the James Hayes Etowah County Detention Center on a $5,000 property bond.

The victim of the incident was treated at the scene of the incident.

Boaz Trio Arrested on Burlglary Related Charges

Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:25

(Boaz, AL - October 22, 2010) Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says three individuals from Boaz have been arrested and charged with a burglary related offense.


Kenneth Robert Alexander, Jr., 19, Boaz, AL Clinton Ray Clifton, 18, Boaz, AL Gary Ray Hansard, 20, Boaz, AL

18 year old Clinton Ray Clifton, 19 year old Kenneth Robert Alexander, Jr., and 20 year old Gary Ray Hansard are each facing felony charges of one count third degree burglary and one county second degree theft of property. They are also facing a misdemeanor charge of one county third degree theft of property, according to Etowah County Investigator Shane Hartley.

The three allegedly broke into a residence on Keri Lane West on September 2nd and stole a Remington 30-06 rifle and other hunting equipment.

Hartley says an anonymous tip led him to the three suspects. During his investigation, it was determined the suspects lived in the same neighborhood and knew when the victim left the residence.

According to a statement from the Sheriff's office, none of the property has been recovered. The rifle was allegedly sold at a local flea market. The serial number of the rifle has been entered as stolen property.

Hartley says if you have recently purchased a Remington 30-06 rifle at a flea market, you should call his office at 256-546-2528.

All three individuals were booked into the James L Hayes Etowah County Detention Center and have been released on bond.

Boaz Men Arrested, Charged with Cooking Meth in Stolen Car

Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:25

Kenneth James Bishop, 37, Boaz, AL
Charged with receiving stolen property and manufacturing Crystal Meth

Stephen Aaron Jones, 25, Boaz, AL
Charged with receiving stolen property and manufacturing Crystal Meth

(Gadsden, AL - September 28, 2010) Two Boaz men are under arrest and charged for manufacturing crystal meth and other charges, says Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

According to a press release issued today, 25 year old Stephen Aaron Jones and 37 year old Kenneth James Bishop have been charged with one count each of first degree manufacturing and first degree receiving stolen property, both of which are felonies.

The two were arrested in connection with a September 24th incident at a Carlisle Community residence on Oakes Road. Entrekin says an anonymous call was received at the Sheriff's Office stating a possible stolen vehicle was at the residence.

When deputies arrived on the scene, neither Jones nor Bishop were able to provide proof of ownership of a 1997 Infinity Q-45 parked at the residence. Both individuals gave deputies permission to search the vehicle, where a working meth lab was found in the trunk of the car.

Both Bishop and Jones are being held in the James Hayes Etowah County Detention Center on $55,000 bond.

Man Sought Since Sunday Brought to Sheriff by Family Member

Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:25

(Gadsden, AL - September 2, 2010) Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says the 38 year old Boaz man being sought when three deputies shot 55 year old Anthony Ray Sampson this past Sunday has been captured.

38 year old Bobby Ray Emery has been booked into the Etowah County Detention Center shortly after 9:00 a.m., according to a statement released by the Sheriff's office this afternoon.

Entrekin says "Emery was brought to the Sheriff's Office this morning by a family member."

Sunday afternoon, deputies were attempting to serve a failure to appear warrant to Emery at a Boaz residence located at 1319 Shady Grove Road, when they were confronted by Sampson, who was armed. Sampson was fatally shot during the confrontation.

According to the report, Emery had failed to appear for court in which he was to face charged for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and reckless endangerment. Those charges stemmed from an incident in which he led deputies on a high speed pursuit into DeKalb County in May of this year.

He is being held without bond at this time in the James Hayes Etowah County Detention Center.