Sheriff Mitch Woods and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office proudly promoted four outstanding deputies at a ceremony on Feb. 5 subsequent to the retirement of one of their own, Major Brad Lowe.

Sheriff Mitch Woods stepped up to the podium and greeted the crowd of family, friends and fellow law enforcers, then requested that Pastor Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church stand to bless the ceremony.

"These are the things I do that I enjoy most," Woods said of the promotions.


Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning shooting in Cheek that left one local resident injured.

In a news release, JCSO reported receiving a call regarding shots fired in the area of Blewett Road and Second Street in Cheek at about 5:38 a.m. on Dec. 18. Upon reaching the area, investigators found a local resident who told them he had been shot in the shoulder by an unknown individual. The man told deputies he got into his truck to flee, but then lost control and crashed into the yard of another local resident.


UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report on Oct. 29 that Kendrick Leron Malbrough has been apprehended.

Original story:

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a suspect they are calling a "dangerous wanted fugitive."

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Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods has arrested 16 Jefferson County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. This week’s sweep, which began Tuesday and ended yesterday, was conducted in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Support Division. The effort focused on parents subject to arrest warrants because of their failure to pay child support.



Jefferson County held a budget workshop Aug. 19 to discuss items to add to the county’s 2013-2014 proposed budget, which is scheduled to be adopted Sept. 23. 

Among the items discussed were new in-car video cameras for Jefferson County constables. 


During a ceremony at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Jefferson County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar Friday, April 19, JCSO honored three individuals for assisting law enforcement in apprehending two shooting suspects in a manhunt April 4.