17
February

Deputies Arrest Man Shooting Recklessly in Center Point

By David Agee | Posted in News

On Saturday February 16, 2019 at approximately 12:42pm neighbors near 18th Court NW called the Sheriff’s Office to report that men were recklessly shooting at each other in the street.  Deputies arrived and found the street littered with shell casings.  Deputies located 20 year old Darius Emale Craig Jr. at a nearby residence wearing an ankle bracelet.  Deputies also located another man inside the residence wearing a ankle bracelet.  Deputies were able to determine that Craig was involved in the shooting and took him into custody.  Craig told deputies that the shooting was the result of him fighting with his cousin who fled the scene before deputies arrived.  No one was injured.  Craig was charged with Reckless Endangerment and Deputies will follow-up with addition charges on the other men.

11
February

Temporary Closure of the Bessemer County Jail

By David Agee | Posted in News

The Bessemer County jail will be undergoing major repairs and renovations. The Bessemer jail will be closed from February 22, 2019 until September 19, 2019. The repairs are necessary to continue safe and secure living conditions at the jail.  Prisoners from the Bessemer county jail will be housed at the Birmingham county jail. The Bessemer jail will be open for modified operations Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm for Bessemer court cases. The prisoners will be brought to Bessemer each day and taken back to the Birmingham jail after court proceedings.

8
February

Center Point Gunman Committed to Jail

By David Agee | Posted in News

The suspect who was shot by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy was committed to jail on February 6, 2019.  The suspect is charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession on of a Controlled Substance with bonds totaling $85,000.  The suspect is 27 year old Nikolas Marteze Levert of Birmingham.

3
February

Deputy Involved Shooting In Center Point

By David Agee | Posted in News

On Sunday February 3, 2019 at approximately 9:48am a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a moving violation.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and fled into an apartment complex parking lot off Polly Reed road.  The driver exited the vehicle with a handgun.  The Deputy then fired and struck the driver. The handgun was recovered and later found to be stolen.  The driver of the vehicle is being treated for his injuries.  The Deputy was unharmed. The investigation has been turned over to ALEA.

30
January

Student Taken into Custody for making Terrorist Threats

By David Agee | Posted in News

On January 29, 2019 at approximately 9:15pm Pleasant Grove High School Administrators notified the Sheriff’s School Resource Division that a student had made a threat to shoot up the school.  The student made a social media post on Snapchat stating that he was going to shoot up the school.  The post showed him posing with a rifle.  The student was identified as a 13 year old.  School Resource Officers took the child into custody at his residence at 6:45am this morning.  Deputies were able to locate and take possession of his weapons.  There is no threat to the school at this time.  Prosecution will proceed through Family Court.

30
January

Jefferson County Deputies make Fairfield Arrest

By David Agee | Posted in News

On January 29, 2019 at approximately 5:11pm a Deputy assigned to increase the law enforcement presence in the Fairfield area observed 2 black male subjects fighting in the middle of MLK drive with 3 others standing around watching.  The Deputy activated his emergency lights and the men jumped into a black Tahoe and attempted to flee. The tires on the Tahoe apparently blew and the vehicle stopped on Camden Dr.   All of the men ran from the vehicle but the deputy was able to take the driver into custody. The driver was identified as 23 year old Tadarris Antonio Ray.  Ray was found to be in possession of a pistol.  Ray was arrested for carrying a pistol without license, receiving stolen property 1, attempting to elude, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Prattville.  Ray also picked up 2 additional charges when he tried to eat marijuana he had concealed on his body, tampering with physical evidence and promoting prison contraband.

29
January

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Clay

By David Agee | Posted in News

 

 

 

On January 29, 2019 at approximately 10:12am a citizen called the Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious person in the 6400 block of Old Springville road.  Deputies responded and found the suspect walking behind some storage units.  When deputies approached the suspect, he ran until deputies lost sight of him.  The suspect dropped a bag of jewelry and other items believed to be stolen.  Sheriff’s Sergeants dispatched the canine unit as well as the Star 1 helicopter to help locate the suspect.  The suspect was tracked to an unoccupied house and found to be hiding in the attic.  The suspect was identified as 43 year old Victor Antonio Duonnolo.  Duonnolo was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd degree.

29
January

Arrest Made in Violent Domestic Attack

By David Agee | Posted in News

 

 

On Monday January 28, 2019 at 2:45pm deputies responded to a call for help in the 4400 block of Woodland Hills road in Pinson.  Deputies arrived to find an 18 year old female with severe wounds to her arms, hands and skull.  The victim’s hand was almost severed.  The victim told deputies that her mother assaulted her with a machete.   The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.  After processing the scene and interviewing the mother and witnesses, Sheriff’s detectives arrested Corina D’Andrea and charged her with Domestic Violence 1 degree and Attempted Murder with bonds totaling $30,000.00.   The victim is in critical but stable condition.  The assault appeared to be over money.

28
January

Shooting in Center Point

By David Agee | Posted in News

On Sunday January 27, 2019 at 10:04 pm Deputies received a report of a woman shot in the parking lot of Garden Way apartments in Center Point.  The victim was shot when she parked her car in front of the apartments.  The shooter was a male who fled on foot after firing the shots.  The victim was struck in the side.  Neighbors who heard the shots rendered aide until deputies and paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.  Detectives are working to determine what happened.  The victim’s injuries are described as serious.

25
January

Commission Approves Raise for Jefferson County Deputies

By David Agee | Posted in News

On January 24, 2019 Sheriff Mark Pettway met with the Jefferson County Commission to gain final approval for a 5 percent cost of living raise for Jefferson County deputies.  The raise was to allow the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to be competitive with surrounding agencies.  Sheriff’ Pettway wants to be able to recruit and retain quality personnel.  The raise is scheduled to go into affect on April 1st of this year.