Press Releases


Tragic Accident

November 5, 2018

Autauga County, AL – On Sunday, November 4, 2018, around Noon the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a subject shot on Laurel Hill Dr., Prattville, AL.  As deputies and investigators responded to the residence located in the Pine Level area, it was discovered that a female juvenile had been shot.  Alyssa Davis, a 9 year old student at Pine Level Elementary School, was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where she was pronounced deceased from her injuries.  Sheriff Joe Sedinger states “This appears to be a very tragic accident, but this case is still under investigation.  Our prayers go out to the family of Ms. Davis.”

Information received from Principal Harry of the Pine Level Elementary School; Counselors are available at the school if any students need someone to talk to about this tragic situation.

Sheriff Sedinger urges all parents to lock up your firearms to keep them out of the hands of young children, and to prevent another tragic accident like this from happening.

Child Abuse Investigation

Autauga County, AL - On Thursday, September 20, 2018 around 1:43pm the Autauga County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous call of possible child abuse in the 2500 block of County Road 46, Prattville, AL.  The caller stated they had information that a juvenile was being abused in the home by being restrained with chains.  Deputies and Investigators responded to the residence where they found a 13 year old male juvenile naked with chains padlocked around his ankles.  The chains were attached to a door preventing the juvenile from normal movement.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the juvenile had been restrained by this method over a long period of time.  Two other juveniles, 12 and 5 years of age, were also removed from the residence along with the 13 year old.  All three children were turned over to the custody of the Department of Human Resources.

Three adults were taken into custody and have been charged with Torture/Willful Abuse of a Child under 18;  Danielle Nicole Martin the mother, Joshua Daniel Martin the step-father and Vickie Seale Higginbotham the grandmother.  All three adults were placed in the Autauga Metro Jail under a $15,000 cash bond each.

Further charges may be forthcoming as a result of this ongoing investigation.

Danielle Nicole Martin

32 years old

White Female

Joshua Daniel Martin

26 years old

White Male

Vickie Seale Higginbotham

58 years old

White Female


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Missing Child Located

*****Update 9/18/2018*****

Jackson Luckie returned home safely last evening 9/17/2018.  Thank you for assisting the Autauga County Sheriff's Office with this case.



Autauga County, AL - Be on the lookout for missing 12 year old Jackson Luckie.  Jackson is described as a white male, 5'5" tall, weighing 160lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes.  Jackson went missing from his home, in the 2000 block of Autauga County Road 57, between the hours of 9pm Sunday, September 16, 2018 and 8am Monday, September 17, 2018.  Jackson was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts or blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.  He may be riding his black and green 15 speed bicycle.

If you have seen Jackson Luckie, or know his whereabouts, please contact Investigator Geon with the Autauga County Sheriff's Office at 334-361-2500 or 334-320-0055.


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Subject Wanted From Franklin County Tennessee Captured

Press Release 8/31/2018


Autauga County, AL – Brian Lee Cleckler, 39 year old white male from Prattville, AL, was wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations on felony warrants.  Cleckler was located today in Autauga County off Autauga County Road 57.  Autauga County Deputies tried to stop Cleckler when a pursuit began, that led to the subject losing control of his vehicle on Autauga County Road 108 off Autauga County Road 21 N in North Central Autauga County, close to the Chilton County line.  After a short foot pursuit Brian Lee Cleckler was apprehended and taken to the Autauga Metro Jail.  Cleckler was driving a stolen vehicle.  Sheriff Joe Sedinger said “I am very proud of my deputies and all the agencies that came to assist in this pursuit.  This pursuit could have ended worse than it did, and citizens could have been injured.  I am glad everyone will get to go home safe tonight.” This case is still under investigation and charges are pending with our agency.

Sheriff Joe Sedinger and the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies who assisted during the pursuit and apprehension of Brian Lee Cleckler:  Sheriff John Shearon and the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office; ALEA State Troopers; ALEA Aviation Unit; Department of Corrections Dog Team; SBI; Alabama Fish & Game Division; US Marshall’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force.

Updated Wanted Person

***** Update*****


Autauga County, AL - The early morning of September 14, 2018, the Autauga County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Jermichael Nixon was at a house located on N. Pickett Street in Autaugaville.  Deputies responded to the location and were able to take Jermichael Nixon into custody without incident.  Nixon will be held in the Autauga Metro Jail under a $30,000 bond. 




Wanted for Robbery 1st & Burglary 1st 


Autauga County, AL - On August 30, 2018 around 12:07am, Jermichael Antjan Nixon removed a window air conditioner and entered a residence on Autauga Street in Autaugaville.  Once inside Nixon produced a black handgun, pushed the victim down and took her purse containing $200.00.  Nixon fled the scene through the window, wearing black clothing and red tennis shoes.  He was last seen in the area of Pickett Street in Autaugaville. 

Jermichael Antjan Nixon is described as a black male, 5' 6" tall, 150 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  Caution should be used as Nixon is known to carry handguns. If you know the where abouts of Jermichael Antjan Nixon, please contact the Autauga County Sheriff's Office at 334-361-2500 or the Secret Witness Line 334-361-2599.

Jermichael Antjan Nixon

DOB:  08/04/94

Eyes:  Brown

Hair:  Black

Weight:  150 lbs

Height:  5' 06"

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Escapee Captured

Press Release 


Escapee Captured

Autauga County, AL -   The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that escaped inmate Kevin Charles Sellers, who walked off his work release job in the White City area on Monday, August 13, 2018, has been arrested in Escambia County, Florida.  Sellers’ was arrested on a felony warrant for Escape, 1st Degree which holds a $10,000.00 bond.  Amber Renee Hicks was also arrested on a felony warrant for Permitting or Facilitating Escape, 1st Degree which also holds a $10,000.00 bond.  Both subjects are being held in the Escambia County, Florida Jail awaiting extradition.


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Escaped Inmate

Autauga County, AL – The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Kevin Charles Sellers.  Mr. Sellers is wanted for ESCAPE from the County Litter Crew this date around 2:24pm from the area of White Pond Baptist Church at Co Rd 21 & Co Rd 49.  Sellers was seen getting into a maroon minivan with an unknown direction of travel.  Sellers was last seen wearing a white shirt, black BDU pants and a Panama Jack tan hat.

Kevin Charles Sellers

DOB:  5/20/89 – 29 years old

White Male

5’ 10” Tall

162 lbs

Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Mr. Sellers was being was booked into the Autauga Metro Jail on July 12, 2018 for Burglary 3rd, Failure to Report, Failure to Pay x2, and Failure to Remain in the State.  Any contact with this subject, please contact the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office (334) 361-2500.  Tips can also be left on the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office Secret Witness Line (334) 361-2599.

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Wanted Person

Prattville, AL

***Wanted Person***


Around 3:43 pm Thursday afternoon (7/26/2018), the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a subject shot on County Road 33 (West of Autaugaville). The victim suffered non-life threating injuries.

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office needs assistance locating the shooter in this incident:

Brandon Von Rhodes
of Ramer, AL
23 YOA Black Male
5’ 6” 190lbs
Brown eyes
Black hair


Last know location was Doster Road in Prattville, AL
Caution: This subject is possibly armed with a hand gun

If you know the whereabouts of this subject, please contact the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office at 334-361-2500 or Secret Witness Line 334-361-2599.

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Autauga County Sheriff's Office Launches New Website Feature

(5/8/2018, Prattville, ALABAMA)


Autauga County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website Feature


The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office launched a website on February 1, 2017 and we are pleased to announce that we have now added an inmate roster to the site. We invite the community to visit our site at https://www.AutaugaSheriff.org/inmate-roster to view the new inmate roster. 


Having the inmate roster online will allow the public to view photos and booking details for individuals in the detention center as well as those released within the last 48 hours. We encourage everyone in our community to sign up for our alert notifications (https://www.AutaugaSheriff.org/alerts) via text and/or email – inmate roster alert notifications will be sent out daily with booking information from the last 24 hours.


Our Website – https://www.AutaugaSheriff.org – provides details on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. One of our goals when developing the new Website was to provide a centralized location for current information such as press releases and most wanted persons.


The Website was developed by MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brooks Jeffrey specializes in the production of law enforcement and government Website solutions.


For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 334-361-2500 or visit https://www.AutaugaSheriff.org.


Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Puts A Child Sex Predator Behind Bars For Life

On November 28, 2017, the Autauga County Sheriff's Office celebrated a win for the county when its Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force members helped put a child sex predator behind bars for life and saved a child from further abuse in the process.  Porter Cecil Belcher, 33 year old of Autaugaville, received two life sentences from Circuit Court Judge Bill Lewis.


December marks a one year anniversary for the Sheriff's Office in which Sheriff Sedinger added a Digital Forensics position and a new Computer Forensic Unit.  Once the position was filled, the  Analyst was sent to over 100 hours of training to prepare for these types of predatory situations.  Sheriff Sedinger has also set aside funding and purchased new forensic software and training to aid the Computer Forensic Unit.

"It has become abundantly clear that almost every case has some sort of digital evidence and we need to make sure that it's handled and processed properly."  Sheriff Sedinger said.

In Sheriff Joe Sedinger's implementation of a plan to catch his county's most vile predators, the Autauga County Sheriff's Office became an affiliate agency of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The ACSO's team is comprised of Investigator Steven Geon and Digital Forensic Analyst Amanda Grablin, with plans of adding another investigator soon.  This task force is designed to help state and local law enforcement agencies combat the exploitation of children through the use of internet or other electronic means.

On May 1, 2017, Belcher was charged with two counts of Rape 1st and two counts of Sodomy 1st by Investigator Geon.  Belcher was a habitual offender dut to previous convictions of a similar nature to include child pornography charges.  The ICAC Task Force was  assisted by District Attorney Randall Houston's Office and Chief Assistant District Attorney C.J. Robinson who stated, "This is a child predator who is a threat to the community and who needs to be put away for a long time, and that's just what this sentence does."

If you know of a child that has been electronically contacted by anyone with criminal intentions, or of any other on-going abuse please contact your local law enforcement.  The Autauga County Sheriff's Office can be contacted at 334-361-2500.  Please do not hesitate to report abuse. 

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