Murder on Scott Mountain
By Dee Ann Campbell
and Ashley B. Downing
SCOTT MOUNTAIN – Remnants of yellow crime
scene barricade tape could still be seen along Johnny
Williams Road on Sunday afternoon after 29-yearold
Jeremy James was
found slain at just
before midnight on
Friday, August 22.
James’ body was
on the ground near a
vehicle on the dirt road
just off Dicey Road in Scott Mountain by an
Local law enforcement
was called to the scene at approximately 11:46
Members of the
Sheriff ’s Department,
Butler Police Department,
and the District
responded to the call.
effort leads to list
of charges against
By Dee Ann Campbell
PENNINGTON – A multi-agency
effort on Friday led to an arrest of a
local man in an alleged dog-fighting
case and the rescue of four emaciated
dogs who had apparently been used in
Quincy Capers, 28, was arrested
on August 22 for felony dog fighting
and a list of other charges after
authorities discovered a dog-fighting
ring in the area near his Pennington
home. According to Choctaw County
Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Breland, the
facility was discovered when game
wardens with the Alabama Department
of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
were in the area investigating
Deputy Geoff Paton was called to
the scene and subsequently made the
Two emaciated dogs were discovered
at the scene of the fighting ring,
and two others were found near
Capers’ home during a search of the
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Silas Woman Arrested for making terrorist threats on a local school bus
By: Ashley B. Downing
SILAS- Silas resident, Jerrica Leverett, has been arrested by authorities for allegedly making a terrorist threat after she boarded a Choctaw County school bus with a hatchet in hand on the morning of August 13th. The bus was at a stop on Blue Dirt Road near Cullomburg when the incident occurred.
"There was some kind of issue between her child and another child on the bus," said Choctaw County Sheriff Deputy Chuck Breland. "When she put her child on the school bus the next morning, she came on board with the hatchet in hand."
Breland added that the bus driver told Leverett that she could not board the bus, but Leverett responded that she would only be on the bus a few minutes.
"She made a remark to her, something like-- 'Don't worry I won't be here but a few minutes, this won't take long'," said Breland.
According to Breland, Leverette then addressed some of the older kids in the back of the bus, but those students were not the ones she was looking for, so she exited the bus.
Deputy Breland said that an on-board camera captured the event showing that Leverette never approached the back of the bus, but stayed near the driver. He said the entire confrontation lasted approximately 5 minutes.
The driver of the bus filed a report with the Sheriff's Department the following day, August 14th.
Leverett was arrested by deputies on August 19th, and charged with the class C felony. She was released on a $5000 bond.
Interim Superintendent of Education Jacqui James said that board policy and procedures are being followed regarding the incident.
"We are taking the appropriate action to protect the safety of our children," said James.
The Sun contacted Leverett concerning the incident but she declined to comment.
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