Cory Miller Enters Blind Plea for Murder

  Today, defendant Cory Miller entered a blind plea for the murder of Travis Puckett in 2016. Travis Puckett went missing around September 2, 2016, and his remains were found weeks later in a trash can on Cemetery Road in Wilmer. Through the investigation, Cory Miller was determined to be responsible for the death of…

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PROBATION FULLY REVOKED FOR DEFENDANT LANCE LUCAS

A probation revocation hearing was held on Thursday, April 1st, 2021, for defendant Lance Lucas who was found to be in violation of the terms and conditions of his probation by having an arrest for another horrific Domestic Violence Strangulation. In 2019, the defendant entered a blind plea to Domestic Violence Strangulation for an incident…

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Hero of the Month: Crystal Yarbrough

  Congratulations to Crystal Yarbrough for being named MCDA’s March 2021 Hero of the Month! Crystal’s passion for helping victims of human trafficking is evident in everything she does. She is currently the Alabama director for Eye Heart World and the director for the Rose Center located right here in Mobile, AL. The Rose Center…

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Baly Hobson Pleads Guilty to Murder, Robbery 1st, & Kidnapping 1st

  Today, Baly Denis Hobson pled GUILTY to Murder, Kidnapping 1st, and Robbery 1st. On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the defendant assaulted and kidnapped his now-former girlfriend from her apartment at knifepoint and forced her to drive to Walmart. While at Walmart he robbed her of her vehicle. After leaving the parking lot, the defendant eventually…

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Get to Know Our Assistant District Attorneys: Jessica Catlin

Each month, the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office highlights one of our standout prosecutors. This month, we would like to introduce you to Assistant District Attorney Jessica Catlin. ADA Catlin was born and raised in Sylvan Springs, Alabama, and moved to Mobile to attend the University of Mobile where she met her husband, Blake. She…

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Tavoris Carlisle GUILTY of Arson 1st & Criminal Trespassing

Mobile, AL, March 16, 2021—Today, a jury found Tavoris Carlisle GUILTY of Arson 1st and Criminal Trespassing. On 3/29/17, the defendant arrived at the victim’s residence and knocked on the door to gain entry. When the victim did not answer the door the defendant set the victim’s apartment on fire. The victim, her one-year-old child,…

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Roderick Williams Enters Blind Plea to 1998 Rape

  On March 8, 2021, defendant Roderick Williams entered a Blind Plea in front of Judge Youngpeter to Rape 1st Degree in relation to a sexual assault that happened in October 1998. A presentence report has been ordered and the sentencing will be held on April 28, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. This case is part…

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March Employee Spotlight: Josie Sheaffer

Each month the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office spotlights one of our fantastic staff members. This month we would like to introduce you to Josie Sheaffer. The Navarre, Florida native moved to Mobile to attend the University of South Alabama and has worked for our office for over three years. She is currently a Murder…

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Tonickiya Anderson Found Guilty of Sodomy 1st

On March 10, 2021, a jury found defendant Tonickiya Anderson guilty of Sodomy First Degree of a child less than 12. Following the verdict, Assistant District Attorney Jessica Catlin stated, “Today would not have been possible if the child in this case and his family were not brave enough to stand up for what was…

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MCDA’s Officer of the Month: Trooper Johnathan Harris

  Congratulations to Trooper Johnathan Harris for being recognized as Officer of the Month for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office. Trooper Harris has been in law enforcement for 3 years and is currently assigned to the Mobile Post, Highway Patrol Division as a Senior Trooper. Although law enforcement was not his initial career path,…

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