Birmingham Man Arrested for Robbery
Birmingham, AL 12/10/2018
A 33-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested following a weekend robbery at a north Jefferson County Convenience Store.
Just before 6:30 pm on December 8, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store in the 6700 block of Alabama Highway 79. The 73-year-old male clerk reported that a man had entered the store and jumped over the counter. The suspect began punching the clerk in the face and told him he was going to shoot him.
The suspect turned from the clerk and snatched the cash drawer from the register before running out of the store.
Deputies were able to view surveillance video from the business and broadcast a description of the suspect and his vehicle to surrounding agencies. A short time later Blount County Sheriff’s Office reported that they had the suspect detained near Locust Fork.
The suspect was taken to the Center Point Substation and questioned by detectives. He admitted to committing the robbery and assaulting the clerk. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges.
This morning Sheriff’s detectives obtained arrest warrants formally charging 33-year-old Albert Ward with Robbery 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $75,000.
Employee Charged with Theft after Robbery Hoax
Birmingham, AL 12/06/2018
A 19-year-old north Jefferson County woman has been charged with Theft of Property and Making a False Report after it was discovered that she made up a story about being robbed of her employer’s bank deposit.
Just after 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 2, deputies responded to the report of a robbery of a person in a parking lot in the 6600 block of Alabama Highway 75. It was reported by 19-year-old Megan Michael that she had been robbed of the bank deposit for her employer.
She reported that she had volunteered to drop off the deposit from Dollar General at the bank and as she was walking to her car she was approached by a man with a knife. She further reported there was a second man waiting in a nearby car with a gun. She continued with saying the man with the knife demanded the deposit, that she struggled with him, but he got the money and fled in the car with the other man. There were no witnesses. Deputies searched the area, but no suspect or vehicle described was located.
On December 3, the store manager reported that Megan Michael admitted that she had lied and had taken the money. She returned the money to the store.
Megan Michael was taken into custody and questioned by detectives. She again admitted the robbery was a hoax so she could steal the money.
She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges. On December 4, detectives obtained arrest warrants formally charging her with Theft of Property 2ndDegree and False Reporting to Law Enforcement. Bond was set at $2800.
Teen Charged with Attempted Murder for Center Point Shooting
Birmingham, AL 11/21/2018
A 17-year-old Center Point teen is in the Jefferson County Jail charged with Attempted Murder for his role in the shooting of a 35-year-old woman yesterday afternoon.
Just before 3:30 yesterday afternoon deputies responded to a shooting complaint at Magnolia Trace Apartments in the 300 block of 20th Ave NE. It was reported that a woman had been shot and the suspect had fled the scene in a black car.
Deputies arrived to find an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. An ambulance crew was at the apartment complex returning a dialysis patient and immediately began treating the victim.
She was taken to an area hospital where she was treated and released.
Undercover Sheriff’s units were in the area working a holiday crime suppression detail. A deputy on the detail saw the shooter and a second teen come out of the woods and get into a car. He followed in his unmarked unit until marked units could make a traffic stop. The occupants were detained and questioned.
One of the occupants of the vehicle was identified as the shooter.
The investigation determined the victim confronted teens that were arguing in the parking lot when one of the teens pulled a gun, shot the victim and fled on foot.
The 17-year-old suspect determined to be the shooter was subsequently jailed and the others in custody released.
This morning detectives obtained an arrest warrant formally charging 17-year-old Decarlos Lamar Thrikield as an adult with Attempted Murder. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $35,000.
Birmingham, AL 11/20/2018
Sheriff’s Detectives are conducting a shooting investigation in the 300 block of 20th Ave NE in Center Point.
Just before 3:30 this afternoon deputies responded to a shooting complaint at Magnolia Trace Apartments in the 300 block of 20th Ave NE.
It was reported that a woman had been shot and the suspects had fled the area in a black car.
Deputies arrived to find an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was taken to an area hospital. Her condition is not known at this time.
A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcast to deputies in the area. A car matching the description was stopped at Center Point Parkway and Houston Road. All three occupants have been detained and will be questioned by detectives.
The investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Two Women Arrested for Trafficking Meth and Cocaine
Birmingham, AL 11/15/2018
A traffic stop early yesterday morning led to the seizure of over a pound of methamphetamine and three ounces of cocaine as well as the arrest of two women from Florence, AL.
Just after midnight on November 14, a member of the Sheriff’s Highway Safety Detail conducted the stop of a Chrysler 300 for a traffic violation on I-20W at mile marker 132 near Montevallo Road. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed one pound two ounces of methamphetamine and three ounces of cocaine in the trunk of the car.
The occupants of the car 24-year-old Melynde Ane Fagnes and 29-year-old Adaisha Yelese Smith, both of Florence, AL, were arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Trafficking Methamphetamine. They were taken to the Jefferson County Jail and held on $30,000 bond each.
By Sheriff's Office | Posted in News
Birmingham, AL 11/14/2018
Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a shooting investigation after a man drove himself to Pinson City Hall and reported that he had been shot in the leg.
Just before 11:00 am this morning an adult male victim walked into Pinson City Hall and reported that he had been shot once in the leg by an acquaintance at his residence in the 3200 block of Sweeney Hollow Road.
The 40-year-old male victim told deputies that he had been in an argument with a man he knows at the home when the man pulled a gun and shot him. When the shooter left the scene, the victim drove to city hall.
The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for the injury.
Birmingham, AL 11/14/2018
Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a shooting investigation after the report of a 19-year-old man shot this morning in Center Point.
Just after 7:00 am this morning deputies responded to a shooting complaint in the 1800 block of Martinique Drive NE in Center Point. A caller reported hearing two gunshots and then seeing a man with a gun in some bushes near the apartments.
Deputies arrived to find a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Deputies are currently searching the area for the shooter. The motive is unknown.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Sheriff’s Office Investigating Domestic Violence Shooting
Just after 10 am this morning Deputies were notified of a two vehicle accident on Highway 79 near Higginbotham Rd. Witnesses reported a passenger vehicle driven by a 61-year-old female was headed north on Hwy 79, when it crossed completely into the south bound lane and struck a pickup truck head on that was traveling southbound on Hwy 79. The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead on scene. The 30-year-old male driver of the truck and three passengers were transported to UAB Hospital with what are believed non-life threatening injuries.
The sheriffs office START team is investigating the accident.
Arrest for Drug Trafficking Warrant Leads to New Drug Charges
Birmingham, AL 11/05/2018
A 36-year-old Hoover man was arrested last Thursday for an outstanding warrant charging him with Trafficking Methamphetamine. During the arrest he was found to be in possession of more methamphetamine.
On, November 1, Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators requested that patrol personnel be on the lookout for 36-year-old James Dewey Headrick of Hoover. An arrest warrant had been issued for Headrick charging him with Trafficking Methamphetamine. A description of his vehicle was provided to deputies.
While checking hotels for the vehicle a deputy on patrol located Headrick in the 10th block of Perimeter Park South. He was arrested for the outstanding warrant. During a subsequent search, deputies found twenty-five grams of methamphetamine in his pocket.
Headrick was charged with Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in addition to the outstanding warrant for Trafficking Methamphetamine. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $200,300.