Madison County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Madison County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 100 Northside Square, Room 206, Huntsville, 35801 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: (256) 532-3412
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Madison County Sheriff's Department is located at 100 Northside Square, Room 206, Huntsville, 35801 AL. The Madison County Sheriff's Department phone number is (256) 532-3412.

Madison County Sheriff's Department News

PRESS RELEASE Madison County Sheriff’s Office Huntsville, Alabama Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2018 Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today June 27, 2018 that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has received notification from The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences that the remains located at Moon Cemetery on Cave Springs Road June 15, 2018 are those of Oralia Mendoza, H/F, 49yoa. Positive identification was determined through dental records. The means and mechanism of death are multiple sharp force injury wounds. To revisit the time line of this case the following events took place beginning June 7, 2018. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 100 block of Lemley Drive off of Cave Springs Road where farmers located the body of a female in the wood line on the property. A death investigation was initiated and the body was recovered by the Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and Coroner, and then taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy and identification. A press release was developed to seek public information in identifying the unknown female and additional information surrounding the circumstances of her death. Shortly thereafter a Hispanic Female came to our offices and told investigators she believed the unknown female was her daughter who had been missing along with her mother that is her daughter’s legal guardian. Information led investigators to the area off Johnson Rd and Squaw Valley. Several subjects were transported to Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division for interviews. The investigation continued daily and on June 14, 2018 in a press release it was announced that through dental records the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences positively identified the remains of the unknown female as Mariah Lopez, 13 yr. old who died due to what investigators believed to be by homicidal means. The press release also requested for anyone that may have information on her missing grandmother/guardian, Oralia Mendoza, who was believed to be endangered, to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Also on June 14, key evidence was discovered, search warrants were executed, methamphetamine seized, interviews conducted and probable cause developed to arrest Yoni Martinez-Aguilar and Israel Palomino for Capital Murder of Lopez. Further information was gained as to the location of Mendoza and on daybreak of June 15, 2018 investigators responded to Moon Cemetery where remains were located. The remains were recovered by the Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and the Coroner, and then taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy and identification. Over the next days the investigation continued and on June 21, 2018 the arrestees were served additional warrants for Capital Murder in regard to Mendoza. Now that there has been identification of the second remains the following information is released. Lopez’s means and mechanism of death is due to sharp force injury about the area of the neck. The Sheriff’s Office is not prepared to announce the motivation of the murders at this time. The investigation continues with interviews of those close to the deceased and arrestees and any others that come forward with any additional information. It is not believed there are others involved however if details lead to another avenue the will be pursued. We encourage anyone that may know anything of the activities of these persons leading up to early June to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 256-533-8820 or 256-722-7181. And finally in at least two media reports neighbors raised questions about a white van, male, female and child. Contact was established with that van and people early on they were eliminated from any involvement in these events. Thanks to The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Local Agencies and our Media Partners, all of whom were instrumental into the investigation that led to the arrest of these two murder suspects. Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or dshaw@madisoncountyal.gov Disclaimer: Yoni Martinez-Aguilar and Israel Palomino arrest are based on probable cause and they are to be presumed innocent until deemed otherwise by the criminal justice system.

Funeral procession for Retired Deputy Lee Pollard

You can now view crime statistics at our webpage with easy to read charts and maps. Click the link below. http://www.madisoncountysheriffal.org/page.php?id=21

‪Today we will attend the funeral of Retired Deputy Lee Pollard.🙏🏼‬

With your response to our request for information on the vehicle that ran into Rocket City Championship Wrestling it was located and information taken on it for the investigation. We have identified the name on the vehicle registration. If you info on the incident contact 2567227181.

Barry Kohlhoff is owner of Cosmos Fitness and Tanning & Rocket City Championship Wrestling. On Sun June 24 at about 645p a w/m in a blue 4 door sedan with a light blue spoiler on the trunk and Tennessee tag ran into the side of the wrestling arena and inside the building causing major damage. A witness at Creek Side Apartments tells us that they saw the vehicle in their parking lot and the male appeared intoxicated, fell asleep, then accelerated and drove across the field, concrete stops and into the building. A a brief pause the vehicle exited and left south on 231. If you know of a vehicle with major damage to the front end or have info on this incident please contact our dispatch at 2567227181.

We are saddened at the passing of Retired Deputy Sheriff Lee Polard. Sending prayers of comfort for his family and friends.

Murder Update: Yoni Martinez Augilar and Israel Gonzalez Polomino served with 2nd Capital Murder Charges. With additional information obtained in interviews and clothing that was with the 2nd remains when located warrants were obtained for the second capital murder charge on each suspect. Positive ID is expected soon at which time more information will be released.

‪SCAM Alert! A criminal is spoofing our civil division phone number 2565323421 and using Sergeant Rice’s name to threaten arrest for missing Jury Duty if the person answering the phone does not settle up by purchasing a debt card. Agencies never call and solicit money for missing jury duty, having warrants, debts or anything at all.