Birmingham, AL 07/25/2018
36-year-old Scott Allen Pennington has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Jonathan Carroll.
Just after 10:30 Sunday morning Scott Allen Pennington called the Sheriff’s Office to report he had shot and killed Jonathan Carroll during an altercation along an access road to a gas well in the 4100 block of Valley Ford Road.
Deputies located Pennington at Valley Ford Road and Johns Road and he took them to where he had left Carroll’s body.
Detectives learned that Pennington and Carroll had been riding the dirt roads and had gotten into an argument. Pennington told them he and Carroll had gotten into an argument and he had shot Carroll in self-defense. Detectives developed evidence that did not support this claim.
Scott Allen Pennington was taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges. On July 24, Sheriff’s detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Pennington with the murder of Jonathan Carroll.
He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $75,000.