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Escaped Inmate captured
2015-05-06

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, local law enforcement were notified by the Alabama Department of Corrections (DOC) of an escapee from the Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility, located in Columbiana. The Alabama Department of Corrections obtained an additional warrant on 43 year old Danny Gene Fair, for the charge of Escape. On Wednesday morning, May 6, 2015 at approximately 8:30 am, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a local resident near the city limits of Montevallo, who reported seeing someone matching the description of the escaped inmate. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Montevallo Police Department, Alabama Game and Fish Conservation Officers, and the Department of Corrections canine search team established a perimeter in the area of Alabama Highway 25 and Shelby County Road 216, near Montevallo. At approximately 9:00 am, the escaped inmate, Danny Gene Fair, was taken into custody by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies along the roadway of Highway 25, without incident. Fair is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail awaiting extradition back to the Alabama Department of Corrections. Sheriff John Samaniego would like to offer his appreciation to the local and state agencies who joined together to safely apprehend Mr. Fair. “This was a true partnership of resources and personnel, none of which would have been successful without the helpful citizen who made the call to the Sheriff’s Office.”

Traffic Pursuit and Arrest
2015-04-30

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday April 30, 2015, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a person acting suspiciously at a retail store in the 16000 block of U.S. Highway 280, near Chelsea, Alabama. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and were alerted to the possibility that the person may have been the same suspect who stole items from the store previously. Deputies were told the suspicious person looked like the previous suspect and that he left in a blue vehicle, possibly a Suburban. A few minutes later a deputy spotted a vehicle on U.S. Highway 280 traveling west-bound and both the driver and vehicle matched the descriptions given in the “Be On Look Out”. Deputies attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle and the driver refused to stop and attempted to elude deputies. A traffic pursuit was initiated and it ended on Interstate 20 when the suspect lost control of his vehicle. No injuries were reported and deputies with Irondale police officers took the occupants of the vehicle into custody without further incident. Sheriff’s investigators are working on the previous theft case and will also investigate today’s events. Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank those other law enforcement agencies and their officers for their help and quick response. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office does not release suspect information until after they have been formally charged and taken into custody. This release will be updated when more information is available. Anyone with additional information about this pursuit is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205) 669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116, or through our website at www.shelbyso.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing "General Information."

Suspect Charged in Shooting Death
2015-04-28

As previously released Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015, Shelby County 911 received a call on April 27, 2015, at approximately 8:00 p.m., of a homicide at a residence in the 2500 block of Hwy 93, in Helena. The victim is identified as Gene Ward, Jr., 61 years of age, from Helena. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 28, 2015, Justin Taylor Ward, age 26, of Helena, was officially charged with Capital Murder, and is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $500,000 bond. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A- Criminal Code, Chapter 5, Article 40, subsection a2. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm Anyone with additional information about this crime is urged to contact either the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205) 669-4181, the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116, or through our website at www.shelbyso.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing "General Information." To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, go to www.ShelbySO.com and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left. You may then type in the inmates last name and click on the “Search” button or, if you are unsure of the exact spelling, select the first letter of the last name to search for the inmate. An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility.

Suspect Held in Shooting Death
2015-04-28

On Monday, April 27, 2015, at approximately 8:00 pm, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible homicide at a residence in the 2500 block of Hwy 93, in Helena. Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the scene and discovered an adult male deceased within the home from apparent gunshot wounds. A relative found the victim after going to check on him. The victim is identified as Gene Ward, Jr., 61 years of age, from Helena. Investigators and evidence technicians developed a suspect within a short period of time and arrest warrants are anticipated as early as this afternoon. The suspect is currently being held in custody on unrelated charges pending arrest. This is believed to be a result of domestic violence and there is no reason to think any other suspects are at large. A suspect’s information will only be released after he/she has been formally charged and arrested. Additional information will be made available as the investigation continues. Sheriff Samaniego would like to express his deepest sympathy for Mr. Ward’s family and friends, “It is always difficult to lose a loved one and my sincere wish for Mr. Ward’s family is that they somehow find peace as they go through this most difficult time”.

Four Arrested with Meth Lab
2015-04-20

On April 18, 2015, the Harpersville Police Department responded to a noxious odor call in the 500 block of Farmingdale Road in Harpersville. Officers arrived on the scene, and during the course of the investigation discovered evidence of a meth lab. The Harpersville Police Department then contacted the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force(SCDETF)and investigators went to the scene, where they dismantled and removed the methamphetamine laboratory. During the investigation, four individuals were questioned and subsequently arrested. The individuals arrested were: Rita Cole Gulledge, 53 years of age, of Harpersville, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. Her bond totals $750,000. Lynn Alton Vick, 49 years of age, of Westover, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. His bond totals $750,000. Randy Dale Hollis Sr., 53 years of age, of Harpersville, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. His bond totals $750,000. Randy Dale Hollis Jr., 24 years of age, of Harpersville, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. His bond totals $750,000. Task Force Commander Turner states, “We are very fortunate to have alert citizens who call in to report suspicious criminal activity and people who do not want this type of activity taking place. These type labs can be found at any time and at any location. We are at our best when we work with the public for a common goal.” For more information regarding the charges, please click here and go to Title 13 - Criminal Offenses and Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm. The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission. The SCEDTF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone (205) 670-0436 or by visiting http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaint. All information is anonymous. For more information on the suspects, including their picture, go to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s website, www.shelbyso.com, and click on the inmate locator link. Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Captain Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force at (205) 670-0436.

Three Charged with Trailer Thefts
2015-04-20

Over the last several weeks, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding municipalities received numerous reports of utility trailers being stolen throughout the county, particularly around the Highway 280 corridor. On Friday, 04/17/2015, Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested three suspects in connection to the recent utility trailer thefts. Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to investigate additional leads, and have notified several surrounding agencies that have had utility trailers stolen. It is estimated that these three suspects have stolen over 30 trailers in the past three weeks. Any agency that has reports of utility trailers stolen is encouraged to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 205-669-4181. Staci Elaine Brownlee, 34, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property 2nd. She is being held in the Shelby County Jail with a $10,000 bond. Matthew Ray Harrell, 31, of Statesboro, Georgia, was charged with six counts of Theft of Property 2nd. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with a $60,000 bond. John Allen Barnett, 35, of McCalla, Alabama, was charged with six counts of Theft of Property 2nd and Possession of Burglar’s Tools. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with a $70,000 bond. For more information regarding the charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Theft of Property, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools, please click the following link and go to Title 13 – Criminal Offenses, Chapter 7 – Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion upon Property, as well as Title 13 – Criminal Offenses, Chapter 8 – Offenses Involving Theft. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, go to www.ShelbySO.com and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left. You may then type in the inmates last name and click on the “Search” button or, if you are unsure of the exact spelling, select the first letter of the last name to search for the inmate. An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility. The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission. The SCDETF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone at (205)670-0436 or by visiting its website, http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaints. All information is anonymous. Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Captain Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, at (205) 670-0436 or email at kturner@shelbyso.com.

Shelby County Highway 25 re-opened
2015-04-15

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the roadway at Shelby County Highway 25 and 305, near the community of Summerhill, has been re-opened. Motorists are encouraged to proceed cautiously through the area as law enforcement may remain in the area to continue their investigation of the motor vehicle accident that led to the road closure.

Traffic Alert on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
2015-04-15

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at approximately 12:15 p.m., the roadway at Shelby County Highway 25 and 305, near the community of Summerhill, is closed for the next several hours due to a one (1) vehicle accident with a fatality. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto HY 315 and Northbound traffic diverted to HY 97. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route of travel if possible. Please drive cautiously in the area as first responders are attempting to clear the roadway as soon as possible. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear.

Chelsea Road (Co Rd 47) re-opened
2015-04-04

On Saturday evening, April 4, 2015, Chelsea Road (Co Rd 47) has been re-opened. Motorists are encouraged to proceed cautiously through the area as law enforcement may remain in the area to continue their investigation of the motor vehicle accident that led to the road closure.

Chelsea Road (Co Rd 47) closed due to a motor vehicle accident
2015-04-04

On Saturday evening, April 4, 2015, at 6:45 p.m., both lanes of travel are closed in the 10,000 block of Chelsea Road due to a motor vehicle accident. Please use an alternate route of travel as first responders investigate the accident scene and attempt to clear the roadway. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear.

 
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