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Shooting on Highway 79

On Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 8:48pm deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 79 near Fleming road. The driver reported that a vehicle pulled beside her occupied by 4 black males and began shooting at her and her passenger. The men then did a U-turn and headed in the other direction. The passenger was struck by gunfire. Deputies began to search for and track the offender’s vehicle. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This offense does not appear to be random but a targeted act. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating this shooting.

Man Stabbed on Eastern Valley Road

On Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 6:59pm deputies responded to a stabbing in the 5300 block of Fleming Road. A 70 year old homeowner called 911 to report that he had stabbed a man who lived with him after the man assaulted him repeatedly. Deputies arrived and found a man in the front yard suffering from a stab wound. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment. The homeowner reported that the man came home intoxicated and assaulted him several times before he defended himself. The condition of the injured man is not known at this time. Detectives are continuing this investigation.

Happening Today: Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway to Unveil Renewed for Reentry Program

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway is standing firm on a campaign promise to address criminal justice reform. On Monday, July 15, 2019, Sheriff Pettway will join community partners to announce details on his Renewed for Reentry program. The program is designed to reduce the recidivism rate by providing education and job opportunities for individuals that are currently in the Jefferson County Jail. This will be accomplished by partnering directly with Lawson State Community College, The Dannon Project, The Steel Workers Trust, and many Central Alabama businesses.“During my campaign, I harped on the fact that too often there is a revolving door with our jail system, and that must change,” Pettway said. “Through this program we will work with individuals to steer them away from destructive behaviors and decisions, and instead steer them towards opportunities that will help them to be constructive citizens of their communities.”The program will be implemented through three phases that include a:Ready to Work PhaseTraining To Work PhaseGraduation & Release ConclusionAdditional details about the program, along with information about the community partners will be unveiled during today’s press conference that will take place at 2 p.m. in training room located inside the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.For media inquiries please contact Brittany Sharp of the Modern Mold Agency at (205) 886-6348 or

Domestic Shooting In Eastern Jefferson County

On Sunday July 14, 2019 at 12:24pm a woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report that her husband had shot her child’s father. Deputies responded to the 100 block of Haversham Dr. to investigate. The woman said that the man had somehow entered their home and began to assault her. The woman stated that the man was armed with a pistol. The woman’s husband was able to get his own pistol and shoot the man. Deputies arrived on the scene and recovered both weapons. The injured man was transported to the hospital for treatment. We have not been updated on his condition. Sheriff’s detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident.

Update on 7-13-19 Center Point Shooting

UPDATE: On Saturday July 13, 2019 deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the apartments at 25th Court NW. The Shooting incident actually occurred across the street in the parking lot of a convenience store. Deputies found 2 men suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooting occurred after a dispute between 2 groups of men. Detectives were able to determine which group confronted the other and began shooting at them. Detectives have arrested and charged 2 men with Assault 1st degree. 35 year old Brandon McKinney is charged with Assault 1st degree bond $25,000.00 and 26 year old Courtney Graham is Charged with Assault 1st degree bond $25,000.00. The victims were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One of the offenders also suffered a gunshot wound during the incident. His injuries were minor.

2 Men Shot in Center Point

On Saturday July 13, 2019 at 10:04pm deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the apartments at 25th Court NW. Deputies arrived and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooting apparently occurred after a dispute with another group of men. Detectives and evidence technicians are on the scene investigating the incident. The injured men were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Child Attacked by Dog

On Friday July 12, 2019 at 11:29am we received a call for assistance at a convenience store at 7757 Highway 75 in the Palmerdale community. The caller reported that a 4 year old boy had been attacked by a dog. The caller reported that the dog was in the truck with the child when the dog suddenly attacked the child. The child’s mother attempted to get the dog off of the child and was assisted by several citizens. They were finally able to get the dog off the child but the child suffered severe injuries. The child had to be airlifted to Children’s hospital for treatment. Animal Control will take custody of the dog. This incident is still under investigation.

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 4 for Drug Trafficking

  On Wednesday July 10, 2019 Sheriff’s Deputies arrested four men for drug trafficking.  In response to citizen complaints the Sheriff’s Narcotics unit conducted and investigation into suspicious activity in the 1400 block of 24th Street North Birmingham. Investigators obtained a search warrant and executed it on a residence at that location.  Based on the […]

Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Arrest Heroin Dealer

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit has arrested 34 year old Terry Odell Burrell for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled substance. On Monday July 8, 2019 the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 7600 block of Henry Ellen Drive in the Leeds community after a 2 month investigation. The search warrant yielded 29.55 grams of heroin, 62 grams of marijuana, 3.21 grams of MDMA, 18.6 grams of cocaine and 18 grams of methamphetamines. Burrell has no bond on the distribution charge and additional charges are likely.

Robber Arrested After Chase

On Monday July 8, 2019 at 8:03pm a woman called 911 to report that she and her friends had met two men to buy marijuana in the 4100 block of Masseyline Church road in Pinson and the men robbed them. The victim reported that the men had a weapon and took her money and her car. Deputies later spotted the car near highway 151 and tried to initiate a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and rammed a patrol vehicle while attempting to get away. Deputies pursued the car to some apartments on Bond Circle in Center Point. The suspects jumped out of the car and ran. Deputies were able to capture the passenger while the driver fled into a wooded area. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the driver.
19-year-old Carlos Dion Harper was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree and Resisting Arrest. His bonds total $40,300.00. Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing this investigation. Detectives will be identifying the driver and obtaining warrants against him.
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