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The After The Trial blog presents insights on ongoing and recent trials around the state of Alabama, including weekly criminal law round-ups.

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up May 10th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, May 10, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office recently took an alleged "porch pirate" into custody earlier this week. A resident from a Morgan Road subdivision provided deputies with a video of a woman, later identified as 34-year-old Amanda Nicole Ramos, stealing a package from a Bessemer residence. After issuing a lookout bulletin for Ramos's arrest, deputies found her in possession of several items of stolen property as well as drugs, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and the drivers’ licenses of other victims. Saying that stealing made her "feel good", Ramos soon admitted to stealing packages off porches as well as selling drugs. Ramos faces charges of first-degree receiving stolen property, third-degree receiving stolen property, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, trafficking in stolen identities and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in the Jefferson County jail on bonds totaling $46,000 and could face additional charges.

 

- A group of federal and state lawmen against a group of 29 people in north Alabama this past week. The suspects were charged with federal indictments ranging from possession of a pipe bomb to possession of machine guns and drug trafficking. The criminal activity involved areas such as the city of Huntsville as well as Madison, Morgan, Jackson and DeKalb counties. Combined, the seizure include more than 45 guns (including pistols and machine guns) and the suspects had more than 60 prior felony convictions and 358 prior arrests.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 29th, 2019

J.D. Lloyd - Sunday, April 28, 2019


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

 

- During a police chase in Marshall County recently, a 48-year-old Hazel Green man allegedly tried to eat a bag of meth he was carrying before being tased by officers. A deputy reportedly saw the suspect, Toney Ray Johnson, trying to start his motorcycle and approached him. However, as soon as the deputy started coming his way, Johnson hopped on his motorcycle and took off at a high speed. The deputy chased Johnson to Word Mountain Road where the alleged eating of the meth and subsequent stun gun tasing happened. Johnson has been charged with methamphetamine possession, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, attempting to elude and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Marshall County Jail with a bail set at $12,500.

 

 - On April 20th, Justin Wesley Leverett, a 37-year-old Mobile man, allegedly punched a man in the eye so hard that it came out of its socket. According to police, the victim said he was flagged down and asked to exit his vehicle by Leverett when he got punched. After turning himself in last Friday, Leverett was taken to Mobile County Jail and was charged with first-degree assault and three traffic-related offenses.
 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 15th, 2019

J.D. Lloyd - Sunday, April 14, 2019


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

 

- Media reports on Thursday afternoon stated that a Mobile man was shot when he tried to meet up with a woman he had recently started communicating with on Facebook. However, as he began speaking with the woman, another man tried to rob him at gunpoint. As the victim attempted to run away, he was shot. He was then taken to the hospital, but according to reports, he has no life threatening injuries.

 

- Early last week, four Jefferson County gambling facilities - Spin It & Win It in Graysville, Super Highway Bingo in Brighton, Southwind Bingo in Midfield and Fun N Games Arcade, also in Brighton - were raided by officials from the A.G.’s Office and State Bureau of Investigation agents with eighteen people being arrested (including the manager of each of the facilities). In addition to more than 1,100 electronic bingo machines and facility records, an unspecified amount of money (unconfirmed reports said $300,000) was also taken.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 5th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, April 05, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

 

- St. Clair County Animal Control and the Pell City Police Department helped investigate, remove and transport 51 dogs found at the residence of Paulette Perry, a 54-year-old Pell City woman who was already in the Talladega County Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. The police had been called to perform a welfare check on the home. In addition to the 39 dogs inside and 12 dogs outside the home, police also discovered four dead dogs in the freezer and another deceased dog on the floor. Perry has been was charged with felony cruelty to animals.

 

 

- Court records on Friday revealed that Jefferson County grand jury indicted 31-year-old Lee Anthony Woodruff on March 8th in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Roland Gilmore in North Birmingham this past December. Though authorities have not disclosed a motive, Woodruff allegedly fatally stabbed Gilmore with a screwdriver. Woodruff has been held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail since December 5th.


 

 

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 29th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, March 29, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

- Viral videos are all the rage these days, but one of the latest uploads focused on two Limestone County men displaying actual road rage. Posted to Facebook on Wednesday, the video showed a truck stopping in front of another vehicle. Two individuals driving the truck that stopped walked up to the motorist of the other vehicle, who was the one filming the incident. In his post, the motorist said the truck was "tailgating him and then cut him off in traffic after he warned the truck that it was staying too close by tapping on his brakes." After the video was posted online, investigators identified the two suspects as 42-year-old Bradley Joe Carter and an unnamed juvenile male. When sheriff's deputies went to Carter's home, the department said that Carter resisted arrest. Carter was charged with disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest while the juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct. Carter was released from Limestone County Jail after posting a $2,500 bond.

 

- While being questioned by police this past Wednesday, a Town Creek man suspected of domestic violence pretended to be an Alabama state trooper by showing a replica badge. Police encountered 31-year-old Cheston Jared Campbell while investigating an report of domestic violence in the area of Sixth Avenue and Gordon Drive Southeast. Authorities said that Campbell had been assaulting a woman when a civilian intervened and stopped the suspect. Campbell revealed his fake badge to multiple officers who tried to intervene. However, Decatur police spokeswoman Emme Long revealed that the replica was an old badge that was no longer in use. Though police have not announced a domestic violence charge, Campbell has been charged with a Class C felony for impersonating a peace officer, according to Decatur police. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 13th

J.D. Lloyd - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

- A few weeks ago, a 61-year-old man posing as an Uber driver was pulled over by a Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s deputy in the early morning hour of 2:30 a.m. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed an unconscious college-aged female in the backseat. The suspect, Tommy Wayne Beard, then stated that he was an Uber driver and that he was taking the "intoxicated" passenger back to her residence. When investigators spoke with the passenger, they learned that she was a 22-year-old UA student who lived near the campus. However, she said that she did not remember getting into the car with Beard and only could remember leaving a downtown Tuscaloosa bar. Beard later confessed that he was not an official Uber driver, but that he placed the sticker on his 2012 black Ford Taurus so he could pick people up and give them rides. Upon looking on Beard's cell phone, they discovered photographs of college-aged females that appeared to be unconscious while they were in the backseat of his vehicle in his cell phone, something to which Beard admitted. This past Friday, Beard has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $45,000 bond.

 

- The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team reported that 53-year-old Gregory Bohannon and his wife, 58-year-old Teresea Bohannon, were arrested last Monday after they were discovered in a semitrailer with over four kilograms of cocaine, 600 pounds of marijuana and $20,000 in cash. Days later, three male suspects, Oronda Oberry, Oronda Hamilton and Eric Maxwell, were stopped in a car with over 3,400 ecstasy pills inside with an estimated street value of $68,000.

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 4th, 2019

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, March 04, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

 

 

- This past Wednesday, Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson was dining at the Meteor Buffet restaurant when a bizarre fight broke out with two diners disputing over a popular food item. According to the officer, diners in the restaurant had been waiting more than ten minutes for the crab legs to come out, and once the food was put on the hot bar, patrons did not serve themselves peacefully. Tempers flared as plates shattered and serving tongs were used like swords. Chequita Jenkins allegedly participated in the scuffle by beating fellow patron John Chapman and leaving him with a cut on his head. Jenkins faces assault charges while Chapman was charged with disorderly conduct.

 

- A Woodville man, 45-year-old Roger Dale Johnson, is facing charges of attempted assault and possession of a destructive device after allegedly trying to blow up his mother with a booby-trapped storage shed containing a propane tank. Police responded to the mother's call when she reported that her son may be on some type of narcotics while also storing the propane tank in the shed. When the suspect's mother and a Jackson County Sheriff's officer tried to enter the shed, a small explosion occurred. A device reportedly was supposed to ignite the tank, but the gas was not turned on, which fortunately meant no injuries for either the officer or the mother.

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up February 22nd

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, February 22, 2019


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

- This past Wednesday, the Cullman County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of seven people who have been indicted on federal methamphetamine distribution charges. The sheriff's investigators had arrested the suspects in a recent sweep. The three women and four men range in age from 26 to 51 with all being given the charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

 

 

- A 36-year-old convicted felon with a conviction history of second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault in Shelby County has been charged in the murder of a 73-year-old Hoover man. The suspect, Jackson Bradley Young, was allegedly seen leaving the home of Arthur Grey Till Jr. this past Sunday night. Two female friends found him on Monday afternoon with the door showing no signs of forced entry. When Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery conducted the autopsy determined Till's death was most likely due to foul play. Young was transferred to the Shelby County Jail after initially being held in the Hoover City Jail. He is being held on a $150,000 bond. Other previous charges since 2002 have included drug possession, fraudulent use of a credit or debit car, burglary, theft of property, resisting arrest and burglary.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up February 14th

J.D. Lloyd - Thursday, February 14, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

- This past Monday, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office announced formal charges against a Bremen man, 36-year-old Matthew Eli Aaron, who allegedly threatened firefighters and tried to assault numerous lawmen during a weekend investigation. When deputies responded to a call Friday night regarding a field that was on fire, Aaron was said to have refused firefighters the opportunity to extinguish the fire while simultaneously threatening the firefighters. Deputies also reported that Aaron fled the scene and had begun to break into several nearby residencies as well as starting a fire in one of the homes. After capturing Aaron after he tried to resist arrest, police took him to a nearby hospital to be treated for drug-related issues and smoke inhalation. Once he is released, he will be held without bond and charged with second-degree arson, two counts of second-degree assault, third-degree burglary and resisting arrest.

 

 

 

- A 19-year-old Marion Junction man, Tyre Webster, surrendered to police late Monday night. He is allegedly part of a trio of suspects (including Tamica Hall and Rayford Mitchell, who both were arrested last week) that allegedly participated in a spree of violent crimes on February 5th. The crime in question was a carjacking of an individual of a local Winn-Dixie that was supposedly carried out with an AK-47. Police were able to arrest Hall and Mitchell that night. However, while Hall was arrested without incident, the officer who pursued and confronted an armed Mitchell fired one shot after the suspect refused to acknowledge verbal commands to surrender or show his hands. Police recovered a 9 mm pistol with a 25-round extended magazine that Mitchell was brandishing. They later recovered an AK-47 in the stolen vehicle. Webster had made several promises to surrender, but kept backing out. At one point on Monday, police deemed him a threat to public safety. He eventually surrendered after being convinced to do so by his family. He is being held in the Dallas County Jail without bond and was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree receiving stolen property, second-degree receiving stolen property and eluding police. Mitchell is also being held in Dallas County Jail with no bond and is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree receiving stolen property, second-degree receiving stolen property, and attempting to elude. Finally, Hall was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree receiving stolen property, and second-degree receiving stolen property.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up January 31, 2019

J.D. Lloyd - Thursday, January 31, 2019

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

 

 

 

- A teen daughter is severely injured after her mother allegedly attacked her with a machete at their Pinson home on Monday afternoon. When Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the scene, they discovered the 18-year-old victim with severe wounds to her arms, hands and skull; authorities reported that her hand was almost severed. The deputies say the incident occurred over money that the mother, 49-year -old Corina D’Andrea, believed the daughter had taken from her. The victim was taken to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center and is in critical, but stable condition. D'Andrea is charged with first-degree domestic violence and attempted murder; she is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $90,000 bond.

 

 

- Tuscaloosa police have charged five suspects with a robbery that occurred a Chuy's on Monday night. The suspects allegedly entered the restaurant, fired shots in the air and proceeded to take the cash register, which held about $2,000. The suspects then fled the scene with four being captured immediately and the fifth turning himself in the next afternoon. Officers were able to recover the money as well as a shotgun. The suspects include Senica Francis Harris, 34, of Cottondale; Kardell Varshae Doss, 25, of Tuscaloosa; and Michael Terrell Martin, also 25 and of Tuscaloosa; 21-year-old Jamarcus Kacey Woodard, of Tuscaloosa and an unnamed juvenile. All five suspects are charged with first-degree robbery. 

 

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