Grand jury issues 163 indictments

Published 3:58 pm Monday, February 16, 2015

The Chilton County grand jury issued 163 indictments during its February session and delivered the following report to Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds.

“To the honorable Sibley G. Reynolds, circuit judge:

After having been impaneled and receiving instructions from the court, we proceeded to investigate all matters that came before us, and we herewith submit the following report:

During our deliberations, we heard 209 cases and are returning 163 true bills.

The law enforcement officers who presented cases were professional and well prepared. We deeply appreciate their devotion to duty, their hard work, and courage in risking their lives to protect us all.

We toured the Chilton County Jail and found it to be in good working order. We also had the opportunity to observe the Chilton County Courthouse. We note that the judicial space is inadequate for all the court’s business. We recommend that the Chilton County Commission add much needed court, office and storage space. We request the commission also consider construction of a new judicial complex.

We reviewed the Examiners of Public Accounts audits on the Office of the Chilton County Board of Education. We found no indictable offenses. Now having complied with your Honor’s instructions to the best of our ability, we request that we be recessed until such time as it may be necessary to have us reconvene.”

Feb. 13, 2015.

The grand jury in Chilton County meets twice each year including February and August.

The August 2014 grand jury issued 110 indictments, 53 less than the cases indicted this February.