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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 9th

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, April 09, 2018

 


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

 

 

- A Jackson County couple and owners of the dogs who mauled a 24-year-old northeast Alabama woman to death in December were recently charged with criminally negligent homicide. Police booked the couple, 43-year-old Brian Keith Graden and 45-year-old Melody Ann Graden, into the Jackson County Jail on Tuesday evening, April 3rd. Both face a misdemeanor homicide charge along with four counts of failure to immunize a pet for rabies. A grand jury has issued these charges as indictments. The Gradens' five dogs killed the victim, Emily Colvin, in front of her home and injured another woman. One dog was shot on the spot by lawmen, and a judge has ordered the other four dogs euthanized. Colvin's death followed another Alabama woman who had been killed by a dog in Marshall County days earlier. Both women's deaths have "prompted Alabama lawmakers to pass a bill this year that can impose felony charges on owners of dogs that seriously injure or killed someone." However, the Gradens will not face the felony charges under the new laws.

 

- Last Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a 56-year-old Memphis man, James Robert Fields, saying they had caught him with 82 pounds of methamphetamine packaged as Mexican candy. On March 29th, the Highway Safety Unit had stopped Fields's Honda for erratic driving on Interstate 59/20 near mile marker 104 near Rock Mountain Lakes. Fields allowed authorities to search the vehicle and they found a large bag containing several smaller bags of Mexican candy in the trunk. However, the deputies said the "candy" felt granular and soon determined it to be methamphetamine. The 82 pounds carried an estimated street value of almost $1.5 million. James Robert Field is being held on a $200,000 bond in the Jefferson County Jail and faces charges of trafficking methamphetamine.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up May 5th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, May 05, 2017


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

- The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force recently announced the arrest of Jemison man in connection with a 14.5-pound methamphetamine shipment (worth $240,000) that was being transferred from California to Shelby County. The task force seized the drugs in Columbiana. The suspect is currently being held on a $1 million bond. 

 

- Here's an event that sounds like it came straight out of a horror movie. A father and daughter were stabbed and cut with machete in the Forestdale home this past Tuesday, though fortunately they survived their injuries. The male suspect had lived with the family for several years, and according to police, had been upset by the family's request that he move out. He is currently being held awaiting charges of attempted murder and second-degree assault. 

 

- Two Montgomery juveniles have been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred near McKey Middle School this past Monday morning. They began shooting after they were denied entrance into the middle school. Police charged the pair with making terrorist threats, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm in the city limits and carrying without a permit. 
 

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 3rd

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, April 03, 2017

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

- A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a 46-year-old man on 10 felony counts after he "eluded lawmen for seven hours, carried out a home invasion and fired at officers three separate times before he was shot and wounded" in the summer of 2016 in Fultondale. Alvin Roy Jacobs has been convicted seven times prior for felonies and misdemeanors such as criminal trespassing, felony escape and second-degree assault. This time, he faces six counts of attempted murder, and one count each of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and drug possession.

 

- A popular Warrior Speed Mart has allegedly been a hotbed for drug trafficking. Authorities booked four people into the Jefferson County Jail after conducting simultaneous raids on the convenience store and the owner's home. The group faces a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, including 28-year-old Khang Dang Nguyen who had a prior drug trafficking conviction in Tuscaloosa. This time around, he is also facing a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

 

 

- On March 10th, a Jefferson County grand jury returned indictments for five men accused of unrelated slayings in Jefferson County during 2016. The shootings occurred in Birmingham area locations such as Kimberly and Tarrant as well as the city of Birmingham. The suspects range in age from 41 to 19 with several of the men having prior convictions for murder or attempted murder.

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up February 13th

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, February 13, 2017

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up February 3rd

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, February 03, 2017

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 


 

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Alabama Criminal Round-Up December 30th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, December 30, 2016

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

 

  • - An Orlando, FL couple involved in a multiple-state debit card skimming scan were apprehended by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office last Wednesday. Authorities had traced the device to a gas pump in Ozark, where five victims had their debit card information illegally obtained. So far, about 120 victims have been identified, with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office seizing $6,490 in cash, 39 stolen debit card numbers with PINs and 315 gift cards with an undetermined amount of personal information during the arrest of the two suspects.
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  • - The peace of the Christmas weekend was disrupted last Friday night by multiple arrests in a Brookside drug bust. Five suspects (many with young children in two) were arrested and now face a multitude of charges such as chemical endangerment of a child, trafficking cocaine, trafficking heroin, conspiracy to commit controlled substance crimes, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of firearms.
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  • - Two Huntsville men have been arrested in connection with an illegal drug deal that turned deadly at a Madison Sonic this past Monday. Authorities believe they had planned to rob the 18-year-old during the deal. The suspects now are being held in Limestone County Jail and will face the death penalty of life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder.

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up November 28th

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, November 28, 2016

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up November 18th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, November 18, 2016

 

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

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  • - Victims of an auto parts store robbery in Birmingham turned the tables on the suspect when they followed him and exchanged fire. Demetria Dinkins, Jr. fled the scene after crashing his vehicle and was then arrested after attempting to check himself into St. Vincent’s Hospital for the gunshot wounds. Birmingham police charged Dinkins with five counts of first-degree robbery and are holding him on bonds totaling $200,000.
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  • - Police conducting a traffic stop near a Florence home encountered a suspect with marijuana paraphernalia inside his vehicle. Officers soon made their way to the suspect’s house, where they discovered several marijuana plants as well as two children under the age of six. They arrested a 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, charging them with first-degree possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a child and exposing children to narcotics. The female suspect, Jacqueline Hamner, was released on a $13,500 bond while the male suspect, Jeremy Hamner, is still in jail.
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  • - Remains found in McCalla are believed to be the body of a 59-year-old Tuscaloosa man, Morris Davis Watson, who had been reported missing on September 9th. Police arrested two suspects who were identified as Watson’s ex-stepdaughter and her boyfriend. Though the pair were originally charged with stolen property, the fact that Watson’s death was determined to be caused by a gunshot means that the male suspect will be served a murder warrant after he is returned to Tuscaloosa.
 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up November 1st

J.D. Lloyd - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

 

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up October 17th

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, October 17, 2016


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

 

  • - The employees and patrons of Upside Down Plaza in downtown Birmingham were thrown into an unexpected direction last Wednesday when an underage woman shot the bartender for refusing her service. The couple fled the scene and later crashed into a bridge near Sloss Furnace. They were arrested and taken into custody. The man shot underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
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  • - An 18-year-old, North Alabama teen is currently facing charges of first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree arson; he could receive up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Allegedly, the suspect set fire to the house belonging to his neighbor as well as burning 95 bales of hale in two separate incidents. Limestone County Police have set bail at $7500.
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  • - Cherokee County's warrant round-up on Tuesday yielded ten arrests with one suspect getting away during a vehicle and foot pursuit. Of those arrested, the charges included drug trafficking, rape, non-payment of child support and hindering prosecution.
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