SC Sheriff's Department Press Release

Sheriff's Department Gives Statement of Thanks for Recent Help

October 28, 2020 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend thanks to the public and local media outlets for their assistance with helping us locate and safely bring home Ashiyah Patton. Patton was returned home on October 28, 2020. Our press release received numerous tips and hundreds of Facebook shares, and this is what helped officers bring him home.

Donna Hughes, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 – the SCSO is very appreciative of your quick response and eagerness to assist, in not only this situation but each time you are needed. We thank you.

Sheriff's Department Seeking Laboy for Alleged Felony Offenses

July 28, 2020 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of David LaBoy, 35, of Center. LaBoy is described as a 6’00” black male and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. LaBoy has two active felony warrants for Invasive Visual Recording (SJF) and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (SJF).

Sheriff's Department Inmate Visitation Suspended

March 13, 2020 - Jail inmate visitation at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has been suspended until further notice. Public entrance into the SCSO will be limited to complainants and/or deliveries only.

This temporary suspension was granted by the governor’s office in response to the current threat of the Coronavirus.

This suspension will remain in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the disaster declaration is lifted or expires. All efforts will be made for attorney visitation.

Shooting Results in Fatal Incident, Arrest of 17-Year-Old

February 27, 2020 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Heston Avery, 17, of Joaquin at approximately 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Avery stated that he had accidentally shot his friend Angel De La Rosa, 16, of Joaquin. 

Sheriff Blackwell said deputies and investigators from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene along with ACE EMS. Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Jackie Kirkwood arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased. An autopsy was ordered.


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