Seven Now Charged After February Shakedown At The Escambia (AL) Jail

March 12, 2019

Seven people have now been charged in connection with a shakedown February 9 at the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton.

According to Sheriff Heath Jackson, the following individuals were all charged with promoting prison contraband first degree in connection with cellphones:

Darrell Octavius Brown, 29, Atmore
Marcus Joseph Dooms, 33, Mobile
Willie James Henry, 40, Mobile
Tamichael Vantrell Hudson, 47, Mobile
Marcus Oneal Pritchett, 26, Selma
Christopher Ladale Pugh, 26, Brewton
Kevin Lee Watson, 44, Atmore

“This is still an ongoing case and more charges are expected,” Jackson said.

The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office and Brewton Police conducted the search. Officers located four homemade knives, 13 cellphones, six phone chargers, a quantity of tobacco, a bag of spice, four cigarette lighters, six books with hidden compartments and one tattoo gun.

For a photo gallery from inside the shakedown, click here.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

9 Responses to “Seven Now Charged After February Shakedown At The Escambia (AL) Jail”

  1. Tontoe on March 13th, 2019 9:09 am

    WELL IF THE PHONE CALLS DIDNT COAST SO MUCH THEY COULD AFFORD TO CALL THE FAMILIES BECAUSE THATS WHO GETS PUNIISH IS THE FAMILIES OF THEM THAT HAVE TO PAY TO TALK TO THE ONES THEY LOVE NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE DONE THEY ARE STILL LOVE JUST THE SAME AS IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD,DADDY,MOM,BROTHER OR WHAT EVER SITTING THERE YOU LOVE THEM …..JMO

  2. Just my opinion on March 12th, 2019 10:39 pm

    You reap what you sew. If you do b the crime do the time and if it cost $4 a minute, visitation is free.

  3. No Excuses on March 12th, 2019 12:10 pm

    When the prison requires use of the phone system installed for inmate use, it’s done for two reasons: Allow inmates contact with their families, etc, AND monitoring. Inmate phone calls are monitored for criminal activity and they know it. THAT’S WHY they want cell phones! They want them to circumvent the monitoring system and continue their lives of crime behind bars. NO CELL PHONES are needed in prison, period.

  4. Ron on March 12th, 2019 9:37 am

    @ Jerry

    Ditto to “Esc co leo”

    Stay out of jail and you can talk on your cellphone until your hearts content. Go to jail and you play by their rules. NO PHONES!!!! The public is sick of these thugs running the streets. While out in society they have total disrespect for the public and our laws. While in jail they still have disrespect for laws/rules and authority. Some people never learn. In society people have freedom of choice in life and are allowed to make their own decisions, but individuals like yourself are the reason some of these individuals have turned out the way they are. Quit enabling them and justifying their actions or they’ll never be productive citizens of society.

  5. Bewildered on March 12th, 2019 9:31 am

    If landline phone calls were cheap for the inmates, the prison could not handle the demand. Good Lord people, how many phones should they be required to install in prisons? Maybe more guards to lead inmates to and from phone cells? Get real!

  6. sam on March 12th, 2019 8:33 am

    i have no sympathy for anyone in prison. they put themselves in that position, deal with it.

  7. K. in Cantonment on March 12th, 2019 8:04 am

    They are lucky to be able to use the phone, they are in jail and they are not there for playing nice.

  8. Esc co leo on March 12th, 2019 7:50 am

    @ Jerry

    Maybe if they dont break the law they wont be in jail and can talk to you face to face.

  9. Jerry on March 12th, 2019 4:51 am

    Maybe if they didn’t charge them $4 dollars per minute to make a phone , they wouldnt need cell phones…..





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