Bessemer Man Charged with Assault and Attempted Murder of Deputies

Publish Date: November 2, 2016
Written by: Brittany Sharp
Categories: News


Birmingham, AL 11/01/2016

42-year-old Jeffery Wayne McCay of Bessemer has been formally charged with one count each of Attempted Murder and Assault 2nd Degree for leading deputies on a chase near Forestdale Saturday night and attempting to hit them with his car. McCay remains in an area hospital recovering from a gunshot wound. He will be transferred to the county jail upon his release. Bond is set at $200,000.

Just after 8:30 pm this past Saturday a deputy was driving along Foust Court near Forestdale when they encountered a silver Pontiac Bonneville coming directly at their patrol unit in the wrong lane. The deputy moved out of the way and turned around to make a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a chase ensued.

The chase traveled onto Highway 78 to Mulberry Road and onto Roberta Road. The suspect vehicle sustained a flat tire and came to a stop on Roberta Road near Collette Street. A deputy approached the car and attempted to remove the driver. The driver put the car in reverse and began backing up knocking the deputy to the ground. The car continued in reverse toward a second deputy who fired shots at the driver. The driver put the car in drive and drove off striking four parked cars as he did so.

The chase resumed on Roberta Road to I-22. The driver wrecked on I-22 near Coalburg Road where he was taken into custody. The adult male suspect was found to have a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He has been transported to an area hospital. His wounds are not life-threatening. A female passenger in the suspect vehicle was not injured and was questioned by deputies. She was not charged.

The deputy who was knocked to the ground by the suspect vehicle was also taken to the hospital as a precaution. She was treated and released.


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