County Circuit Court releases grand jury report

Published 10:55 am Monday, February 6, 2017

From Staff Reports

Note: The Alabama Circuit Court of Chilton County released the following grand jury report on Feb. 3.

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 346 cases and are returning 255 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 recommend that the Chilton County Commission provide the necessary funds to have the Jail painted.

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 that the Commission also consider the construction of a new Judicial Complex.

We reviewed the Examiners of Public Accounts audits on the Mental Health Board of Chilton and Shelby Counties, Inc., the Judicial Administration Fund, the Chilton County Commission, the Office of Circuit and District Courts, the Chilton County Emergency Communications District, and the Juvenile Court Services Fund. 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.