Press Releases


Help Locate Stolen Fire Truck

The Autauga County Sheriff's Office need your help in identifying the person in the videos (can be viewed on the ACSO Facebook Page).  Between 1:20 pm and 1:30 pm on Monday, September 9, 2019; a white male wearing no shirt, blue jean or camo pants and a hat entered the Pentecost Volunteer Fire Department and stole a Red 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4 door 4x4 pick up truck that was used as a brush truck.  This person somehow obtained the door code to enter the fire station.  This truck was reportedly last seen around 2 pm on Hwy 145 in the Gap of the Mountain area.  This white male has tattoos on both arms.

Any help in identifying this person, please contact the Autauga County Sheriff's Office; Sgt. Happney @ 334-361-2500 or Secret Witness Line 334-361-2599.

Videos can be seen on the Autauga County Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/autaugasheriff/


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Update on Homicide on Co Rd 161

Update on Homicide on Autauga County Road 161, Marbury, AL


On Sunday, August 4, 2019, at approximately 1:00 pm, deputies from the Autauga County Sheriff's Office responded to the 1400 block of County Road 161, Marbury on a possible fight in progress between a male and female.

Upon arrival of Autauga County Deputies, a male subject was detained and a deceased female's body was located. 

The male identified as James Warren Thomas, BM, Age 54 was arrested and charged with Murder.  Thomas is being held in the Autauga Metro Jail under a $150,000.00 Cash Bond.

The deceased female has been identified as Cynthia Harmin Waldroup, BF, Age 61 of the 1400 block of County Road 161, Marbury,AL.  The cause of death being strangulation and multiple blunt force injuries.

James Warren Thomas

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Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before March 29, 2019. The upgraded text alert system will feature a new link in the message body. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with the current link and a sample of the same alert with the new link:

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line and a From address of Autauga Sheriff AL. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page: https://www.autaugasheriff.org/alerts.

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please contact us at 334.361.2500.

As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.

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Narcotic Arrests

Prattville, AL

March 4, 2019

Autauga County Sheriff's Narcotics Officers Take Drugs Off the Street


On Friday, March 1, 2019 around 4 pm, members of the Autauga County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep Commander in the 2000 block of Autauga County Road 57.  During the traffic stop a quantity of Methamphetamine was observed in plain view and both subjects in the vehicle was taken into custody. 

Mary Elizabeth Griffin Wilson, 38 y white female of Davies Road, Prattville , AL and Randall Charles Osteen, 37y white male also of Davies Road , Prattville, AL were arrested and placed in the Autauga Metro Jail. 

Wilson has been charged with one count Drug Trafficking ($500,000 bond) and one count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ($6000 bond).  Wilson was found to be possession of approximately 44 grams of Methamphetamine and $25,635 in U.S. Currency.

Osteen has been charged with one count Possession of a Controlled Substance, for being in possession of Oxycodone & Hydrocodone pills.

Both subjects are still being held in the Autauga Metro Jail. 



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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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