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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