December 29th, 2022 – 3:00 PM
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –
On December 13, the Gordon Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into allegations of rape, aggravated child molestation, and other offenses involving a child under the age of ten years. The investigation was in response to a DFCS referral to law enforcement. Detectives conducted interviews and collected other relevant evidence, and on December 21, issued warrants for the arrest of the Defendant, Brandon Matthew Vines, age 40, of Leesburg, Alabama. Detectives contacted authorities in Cherokee County Alabama, and on December 22, Vines was arrested in Leesburg without incident by the Cherokee County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office. Vines subsequently waived extradition and was returned to Gordon County on December 28. He is lodged in the Gordon County Jail and charged with 3 counts of Rape, 2 counts of Aggravated Child Molestation, 2 counts of Aggravated Sodomy, and several other offenses. The offenses are alleged to have occurred between 2019 and 2021 at a private residence in Gordon County.