Seven arrested following early morning raid; hand guns, long guns and assault guns seized confiscated


Pictured L to R are Antonio Scott, Eddie Ishman, Timothy Powell, Joe N. Hutton, Jr., Danny Johnson, Percy McShan and Jessie Scott
An early morning raid by members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the Department of Public Safety and other outside agencies led to seven arrests and the confiscation of several guns – hand guns, long guns and assault guns.
According to Greene County Deputy Jeremy Rancher, the officers entered the residence on Wilson Avenue in Eutaw on the strength of search warrants and arrest warrants. The charges against the men stemmed from an assault on Desmond Knott at a local club on October 16. Knott was shot in the leg during what appeared to be an attempted robbery and/or assault. Shots were fired into the vehicle and when Knott ran, the assailants began shooting at him. He was taken to a local emergency room by private vehicle.
All of the seven men arrested are charged with attempted murder. Timothy Powell and Joe Nathan Hutton, Jr. are also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Rancher refused to comment on whether or not more arrests were pending.

Beware of Phony
Carpet Cleaners

According to Eutaw Police Chief Tommy Summerville, there are three people posing as carpet cleaners who have been preying on the citizens of Greene County.
Summerville said the crew consisted of a white man, a black man and a white woman and they are driving a white vehicle. He said that they got into a home in Knoxville under the guise of cleaning the carpets and left with everything in the house.
Arrests reported by the Eutaw Police Department included:
10/18 – Lashanda Webb was arrested for FTA on a traffic violation.
10/17 – Jerri Glenn was arrested for harassment.
Incidents reported in Eutaw included:
10/13 – Geneva Richardson reported that someone stole a bottle of Segrams whiskey from the ABC Store.
10/14 – A clerk at Piggly Wiggly reported that someone stole steaks, lunch meats and candy.
10/14 – Donnie McKemie reported someone stole the tag off his car.

Greene Co. Sheriff’s Report

Arrests reported by the Greene County Sherriff’s Department included:
10/13 – Yolanda Powell, 45, of Tuscaloosa was arrested for failure to pay child support.
10/15 – Andrew Hill, 45, of Forkland was arrested for 2 counts of FTA speeding, FTA driving while suspended, DUI, and no drivers’ license.
10/17 – Charles Tripp, 45, of Demopolis was arrested for FTA child support.
Bonds issued by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department included:
10/15 – William Ware – $2,50 for attempting to elude.
10/16 – Shirley Pelt – $1,000 – DUI.
Incidents reported to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department included:
10/12 – Christin Pearson reported a criminal mischief.
10/12 – A stolen Kobota Tractor was recovered at Levelwood Hunting Club.
10/13 – Linda Gaskin reported that someone took three radiators from school buses on her property.
10/14 – A spokesman for Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church reported that someone stole five of their heating and air conditioning units.
10/14 – Jimmy Reed reported someone broke into his home and took a wood/Buck heater/stove valued at $500; three air conditioning wall units valued at $30, a cabinet, a wall cabinet and an iron bed .
10/15 – A spokesman for Tishabee Fire Department reported the theft of a four ton Heil air conditioning unit valued at $500.
10/15 – A spokesman for the Christian Valley Baptist Church reported someone stole two Heil air conditioning units valued at $10,000.

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