18
June

Jefferson County Man Arrested for Burglary

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in Arrest News

Birmingham, AL 06/18/2018

A 26-year-old north Jefferson County man has been arrested and charged with burglary after breaking into a home Thursday evening.

Just before 6:00 pm on Thursday June 14, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 8600 block of Old Bradford Road north of Pinson.

Jacob Ian Peters

Deputies arrived quickly and saw 26-year-old Jacob Ian Peters running away from the home. He was captured after a brief foot chase. He was found to have outstanding warrants for Probation Violations and Burglary.

Peters was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he was held with no bond on the outstanding warrants.

On Friday afternoon deputies obtained additional arrest warrants charging him with Burglary 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, Theft of Property 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Obstructing Justice with False ID.

He remains in jail with no bond.

18
June

Center Point Man Arrested for Trafficking Heroin and Hydrocodone

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in Arrest News

Birmingham, AL 06/18/2018

A 36-year-old Center Point man has been arrested and charged with Trafficking Heroin and Hydrocodone after the drugs were discovered during a traffic stop.

Ray Anthony Jenkins

Just after 1:30 Thursday afternoon deputies on patrol along Center Point Parkway conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Ray Anthony Jenkins. Jenkins was stopped for failure to wear a seatbelt.

As deputies spoke with Jenkins they spotted a prescription pill bottle on the floor inside the car. Jenkins told deputies that the bottle belonged to his aunt and that she must have left the bottle in his car. Inspection of the bottle revealed that the name had been scratched off. They contacted his aunt and she told them that she had not left any medication in his car. The bottle was found to contain hydrocodone tablets.

A subsequent search of the car revealed more hydrocodone tablets, heroin, marijuana and digital scales.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit came to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Jenkins was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges.

On Friday afternoon Narcotics investigators obtained arrest warrants formally charging Jenkins with Trafficking Illegal Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $100,600.00

16
June

Search Underway for Escaped Inmate

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in News

Birmingham, AL 06/16/2018

Deputies are currently searching for an inmate who escaped while awaiting treatment at UAB Hospital.

Courtnee Austin

 39-year-old Courtnee Austin had been taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. While waiting to see the doctor he escaped the treatment room.

Deputies along with UAB Police and Birmingham Police are conducting the search. 

After leaving the hospital,  Austin stole a gold Honda Accord by force and fled the area. 

Austin is described as a 6’2” black male weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing gray shorts and a white tee shirt. 

12
June

Caregiver Charged with Fraudulent Use of Client Debit Card

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in Arrest News

Birmingham, AL 06/12/2018

A 24-year-old Birmingham woman has been charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card after using a disabled woman’s debit card to make unauthorized withdrawals from her bank account.

On May 1, 2018 deputies were called to an assisted living facility in Center Point to investigate a report of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. A staff member for the facility reported that one of their clients, a 37-year-old mentally disabled woman, had asked them to look over her bank account because something did not appear to be correct. In looking over the bank statement staff members noticed several suspicious withdrawals from the account.

Sumaya Page

When administrators spoke to the client’s caregiver, 24-year-old Sumaya Page, she admitted to making unauthorized withdrawals to make purchases for herself.

The case was turned over to Sheriff’s detectives who conducted an investigation and learned that Page had managed to take that nearly $900 from the victim.

On June 6, 2018 Sheriff’s Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Sumaya Page with Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card.

Page was arrested on June 8. She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where she posted $1,000 bond and was released pending court proceedings.

11
June

Series of Drug Arrests Takes Drugs and Guns off Jefferson County Streets

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in News

Birmingham, AL 06/11/2018

Chandler Logan Nichols
Darius Brown
Erik Malone
Gabriel Lopez Mathews
Johnny Lee Smith

Sheriff’s Patrol and Narcotics Divisions along with the Metro Area Crime Center have worked to remove guns and drugs from neighborhoods across Jefferson County.

Four unrelated significant arrests have been made in recent weeks that resulted in the seizure of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, opioids, marijuana, firearms, and homemade suppressors. A stolen truck was also recovered. Four people have been charged with Trafficking Illegal Drugs and a fifth has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.

On May 21, Sheriff’s Narcotics investigators stopped a suspected heroin dealer in Hueytown. A search of his car revealed a plastic bag containing heroin. A search warrant was obtained and his home was also searched. During the search of the home deputies discovered 14 more bags containing heroin, 2 rifles one of which had been reported stolen and another that had been illegally altered, 2 handguns, a 12 gauge shotgun, and 2 illegal homemade suppressors commonly referred to has silencers. In this case the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Johnny Lee Smith of Hueytown, was arrested and charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Federal firearms charges are pending.

On May 22, Sheriff’s Narcotics investigators were conducting surveillance on a suspected drug trafficker in the Center Point area when they observed a suspicious vehicle occupied by two men. Investigators coordinated with patrol units and stopped the vehicle. They discovered 6 pounds of marijuana, and 100 hydrocodone tablets. In this case the suspects identified as 23-year-old Chandler Logan Nichols and 24-year-old Gabriel Lopez Mathews both of Pinson were both arrested and charged with Trafficking Marijuana and Trafficking Hydrocodone.

On May 31, Narcotics investigators and patrol personnel went to an address in the Grayson Valley area to arrest 29-year-old Darius Brown for an outstanding warrant charging him with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. A search of the residence revealed 51 grams of marijuana, 44 vials of THC the active component of marijuana for use in vape devices. In addition to the outstanding warrant Brown was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On June 6, deputies received information about a possible stolen GMC truck. A check of the vehicle identification number revealed that it had been reported as stolen. A switched tag on the vehicle was registered to an address on Warrior Road in Birmingham. Deputies went to the address, but the truck was not there.

Information about the vehicle and the tag was forwarded to the Metro Area Crime Center. Investigators in the MACC developed a second address associated with the switched tag. This address was along Oprto-Madrid Boulevard. MACC investigators in an unmarked car went to this address and located the vehicle in the driveway. They maintained surveillance on the truck while marked patrol units drove to the house.

When patrol personnel arrived, they approached the truck and found it running with 34-year-old Erik Malone of Birmingham in the driver’s seat. He was taken into custody.

A subsequent search of the truck revealed 8 pounds of marijuana, 24 brownies containing marijuana, a handgun, a shotgun, 163 xanax tablets, 108 hydrocodone tablets, 13 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of methamphetamine, 86 oxycontin tablets, prescription cough syrup, and 42 suboxone strips.

Malone was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail on charges of Trafficking Opioids, Trafficking Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Receiving Stolen Property, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Federal charges will be sought for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

11
June

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Traffic Accident

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in News

Birmingham, AL 06/11/2018

A traffic accident in western Jefferson County has claimed the life of one person and left another hospitalized.

Just after 11:00 pm this morning deputies responded to a report of a traffic accident in the 200 block of Eastern Valley Road near Elrie Blvd. They arrived to find the  adult driver of one of the vehicles deceased on the scene. An adult occupant of the other vehicle has been transported to an area hospital.

Information from the scene is that the vehicle driven by the deceased crossed the center line and struck the other car head on.

The Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is on the way to conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident. The investigation is ongoing.

11
June

Palmerdale Man Arrested for Domestic Violence by Strangulation

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in Arrest News

Birmingham, AL 06/11/2018

A 27-year-old Palmerdale man has been arrested for domestic violence by strangulation.

On May 15, 2018 an adult female victim came to the Sheriff’s Office to report domestic violence. The victim reported that she had met 27-year-old James William Parsons on social media and had begun a relationship with him. She eventually moved in with him at his residence in March of this year.

James William Parsons III

The victim reported that he would often become angry and on April 1, he choked her to the point that she could not breathe.

On May 15, the victim moved out of the residence.

This case was forwarded to the Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Unit for investigation.

On June 6, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Parsons with Domestic Violence by Strangulation.

On June 7, Sheriff’s detectives went to Parson’s residence to arrest him.

He was taken into custody in his driveway and taken to the Sheriff’s Headquarters to be questioned. When he was taken out of the car at headquarters he attempted to flee on foot while handcuffed. After a brief foot chase he was captured and taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he is held with no bond on charges of Domestic Violence by Strangulation and Escape.

During the course of this investigation a second adult female victim came forward and reported that she had been sexually assaulted by Parsons while visiting him at his home. This victim reported that she had met him on social media and had begun a dating relationship. While visiting him at his home he sexually assaulted her.

On June 8, Sheriff’s detectives obtained an additional arrest warrant for this case charging Parsons with Sodomy 1st Degree.

Parsons remains in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

11
June

MEDIA ALERT—Sheriff Mike Hale to Speak About Recent Drug Arrests

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in Arrest Events News

Birmingham, AL 06/11/2018

Sheriff Mike Hale will speak about a series of recent drug arrests that have taken opioids, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and over 14 pounds of marijuana out of Jefferson County communities. In addition to the drugs 8 firearms and 2 homemade suppressors were seized. A stolen truck was also recovered.

Sheriff Hale will be on hand at 2:00 pm this afternoon to discuss these cases. Evidence will be on display at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters.

Media is encouraged to attend. Please call 205-325-5711 to confirm attendance.

7
June

24-Year-Old Woman Formally Charged in Failed Bank Heist

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in Arrest News

24-Year-Old Woman Formally Charged in Failed Bank Heist
 
Birmingham, AL 06/07/2018
 
Sheriffs detectives today obtained arrest warrants formally charging Rachel Camille Calhoun of Birmingham with Attempted Extortion 1st Degree and Attempted Theft 1st Degree. 
Rachel Calhoun
The charges come after Calhoun walked into a Regions Bank branch on Tomahawk Road in Forestdale yesterday morning and presented the manager with a note demanding $6000.00. 
 
The note indicated that, if he complied, he would be rewarded with a sexual favor. If not she would accuse him of sexually assaulting her. 
 
911 was called and deputies were on the scene almost immediately. 
 
Deputies located Calhoun still in the bank. She was taken into custody for questioning and subsequently arrested.  
 
Calhoun remains in the Jefferson County jail with bond set at $10,000.
7
June

Shooting Investigation

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in News

Shooting Investigation
Birmingham, AL 06/07/2018
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that sent one man to an area hospital.
Just after 3:00 pm this afternoon deputies responded to a report of gun fire in the area of Eastern Valley Road and Asbury Street.
As they were checking the area they received information that Bessemer Police were out with a shooting victim and suspect at a convenience store on Highway 150 near Fairfax Avenue. The victim reported that the shooting had occurred along Eastern Valley Road.
The adult male victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The suspect was taken to the Sheriff’s Office to be questioned by detectives.
Deputies located the shooting scene at Eastern Valley Road and Asbury Street.
It was not immediately known what led to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available.