The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in regards to a recent firearm assault.

In the early morning hours on October 16, 2021, a Firearm Assault occurred at Teasers Night Club located in the Wicksburg community.

Anyone who witnessed, or has any information regarding a possible suspect(s) in this case is urged call the Houston County Sheriff’s Office at 334-677-4808


October 12, 2021, Investigators with HCSO arrested Michael Scott Barrentine, 30 year old male, Wicksburg Rd. Newton (Houston County Alabama) on the following charges:

Charge 1: Sexual Torture Bond - $60,000.00

Charge 2: Sexual Torture – Incapable of Consent Incapacitated - Bond $60,000.00

Charge 3: Sodomy First Degree Bond - $ 60,000.00

The case is based on events that occurred on October 11, 2021 at a location on Wicksburg Rd.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrest(s) are pending.


The Houston County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in a recent Break/Entering Case. The theft occurred between yesterday evening and this morning in Cowarts. The suspect vehicle (pictured below), appears to be an older model Ford F-150, green in color, the suspect description and their direction of travel is unknown.

If you have any information regarding a possible suspect, or who this vehicle belongs to, please call the Houston County Sheriff's Office Communications Division at 334-677-4808, or the Criminal Investigation Division at 334-677-4809.