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Arrests and incidents reported May 26, 2022

CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported DATE, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents No incidents to report Arrests May 23 Brady, Brianna D; 27 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – 1st offenseFTA – negotiating worthless instrumentFTA – appears in public place under influenceappears in public place under influence Brooks, Nelda D; 66 buying/receiving stolen property, less than $500 Brooks, Raleigh W M; 50 buying/receiving stolen property, less than $500FTA – driving while suspended, revoked or cancelled Fraley, Nicholas L; 51 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – 1st offense Graham, Kye E; 18 possession of dangerous drugsflight/escape –...
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Arrests and incidents reported May 25, 2022

CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 25, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents May 20 unlawful breaking entering motor vehicle; Pilot Light Inc; 4th St. SE; catalytic converter; $300 May 22 theft of property – 4th degree, criminal trespass; Wal-Mart; Olive St. SW; general merchandise; $357 Arrests May 24 Gardner, Ryan D; 29 resisting arrestattempt to elude police officertheft of property – 4th degreeunlawful possession of marijuana – 2nd degreereckless endangerment Martin, Kasey K; 51 FTA – theft of property – 4th degree Scott, Jeffery L; 42 burglary – 3rd degreeUsing false identity to avoid prosecution Hanceville Police Department Incidents and arrests reported by CCSO. Find arrest reports online Monday-Friday at www.CullmanTribune.com.
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Tuesday brings May Primary results; new DA in town

CULLMAN, Ala. – Local attorney Champ Crocker unseated 18-year incumbent Wilson Blaylock for the Cullman County District Attorney race. Crocker shared, “This is the result of a lot of hard work but not just by me. It’s been hard work put in by my family, by my wife, by friends, volunteers and donors who have all helped us. “We got out in this county. We talked to people, and we listened to people. We went to 135 public meetings in about six months and that really makes a difference. “I just want to thank the people of Cullman County for giving me this...
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Alabama woman dead after being attacked by multiple dogs

A Cullman County woman’s death early Sunday morning is being investigated after authorities say she was mauled by several dogs. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Jones Chapel. Ronda Persall, 57, was attacked by several dogs belonging to a neighbor. She...
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Tuesday brings May Primary results

CULLMAN, Ala. – Local attorney Champ Crocker unseated 18-year incumbent Wilson Blaylock for the Cullman County District Attorney race. Crocker shared, “This is the result of a lot of hard work but not just by me. It’s been hard work put in by my family, by my wife, by friends, volunteers and donors who have all helped us.
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Pet of the Week: Jump into summer with Jenny!

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay shares a bonus Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: Jenny! According to Ruttkay, Jenny is a 1.5-year-old Russell Terrier mix. She is high-energy cute little friend, still learning about respecting personal space and leash etiquette, but is absolutely a quick learner. She possesses a bubbly personality and thrives in the company of her people. Jenny is sure to make someone the perfect companion, therapy or hiking dog! Jenny’s adoption fee includes DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, microchip, free 30-day health insurance policy issued by 24PetWatch (with...
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Sheriff’s Office shares 10 ways to stay safe this Memorial Day Weekend

CULLMAN, Ala. – With Memorial Day approaching, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the citizens of Cullman County to be safety-aware as summer gets started. From family and friend gatherings to holiday events, and activities centered around water, we encourage additional safety measures to be taken to ensure the best out of your summertime memories.  Here are a few tips the CCSO shared: Keep the doors to your house and vehicle locked, with valuables out of sight. Do not open the door for strangers and/or uninvited guests. Have lights and/or TV’s set on timers when away to give the impression someone is...
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Dogs maul Alabama woman to death

ALABAMA (WBMA) —A Cullman County woman is dead after being attacked by dogs early Sunday morning. 57-year-old Ronda Persall of Jones Chapel, Ala. was killed in the attack. The dogs' owner told WBMA that the dogs involved in the attack have been shot and killed. That information has not...
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High-speed chase ends in arrest, damaged CPD vehicle

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Police Department officers were called to Walmart North Tuesday at 8:29 a.m. regarding two people making fraudulent returns. CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said Walmart’s Asset Protection group members approached Ryan Gardner, 29, of Geraldine and Rebekah Harbin, 23, of Carbon Hill about the returns when the subjects fled.  “Gardner got into a white Charger that belonged to Harbin’s mother and left Harbin at the scene,” Clark said. “She started walking toward the Verizon shopping center on Highway 157 and was located and detained there by officers.” Clark said that Gardner drove to West Point at speeds of...
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Jones Chapel woman dies from dog attack

CULLMAN, Ala. – A Jones Chapel woman died Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. after being attacked by two dogs according to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick. Ronda Persall, 57, of Jones Chapel was declared deceased from a dog attack by Kilpatrick when he arrived at the scene. Kilpatrick said the dog attack occurred outside of her home by two local dogs known to her, but she was pronounced deceased at a different location from the initial attack.  “With heavy hearts, the Cullman County Commission and Animal Control staff must report that a Cullman County citizen, Ronda Persall, lost her life in an unfortunate attack by multiple dogs on the dog owner’s property,” a release from the Cullman County Commission said.  “The dogs involved in the incident are confined and being tested during this ongoing investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.” A current update on the state of the two dogs involved was not available.  This article will be updated.  Copyright 2022 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Woman killed following multiple-dog attack in Cullman Co.

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - A woman was killed following a multiple-dog attack in Cullman County on May 22. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick says 57-year-old Ronda Persall is identified as the victim. Kilpatrick says Persall was attacked by multiple dogs sometime around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. She was pronounced...
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‘The thing that killed her was the thing she loved’: Loved one remembers Ronda Persall, Alabama woman killed by dogs

JONES CHAPEL, Ala. (WIAT) – She sang Delta Dawn, and she sang it well. And when Ronda Persall sang, the whole neighborhood could hear. But nobody complained. She was that good. Carman Cupp said she’ll never forget Ronda Persall, who died in the early hours of Sunday morning after being attacked by her neighbor’s dogs […]
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Cullman County rabies cases in 2021; annual rabies clinic scheduled June 4

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – In Alabama last year, there were three raccoons tested by the Alabama Department of Public Health found to be positive for rabies. Another rabid raccoon case in Cullman County in July of 2021 caused a few individuals to have to go through post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment. If a person is bitten by an animal with rabies or suspects they may have been exposed to the disease, they should get treatment as soon as possible. It usually takes one-three months for a person to start exhibiting symptoms, but symptoms can present anytime between a few days...
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