Birmingham, AL 06/06/2017
Three men have been charged in connection with a home invasion that occurred in Adger on May 19, 2017
At 4:30 am on May 19, deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 2300 block of Mud Creek Road.
The homeowner reported that he and his wife were asleep when they were awakened by four masked men who had forced their way in the back door of the residence. The armed suspects ordered the victims to lie on the floor while they took guns, jewelry, and prescription medication. The suspects then left in an unknown vehicle.
After speaking with the victims detectives determined that there had been only three suspects.
Detectives learned that, shortly after the burglary, one of the victim’s credit cards had been used at a convenience store on Academy Drive in Bessemer. They obtained video surveillance from the store which showed one of the suspects using the card.
Detectives identified the suspect as Jamie Cowherd and soon learned that he and Jamie Meadows had been stopped by Hueytown Police. They were both arrested for outstanding warrants. Jamie Meadows was in custody at the Hueytown City Jail and Jamie Cowherd been transferred to the Tuscaloosa Metro Jail. Detectives questioned both suspects.
Information obtained from the suspects revealed that Jamie Lee Meadows, the adopted adult son of the victims, had enlisted the aid of two associates, Jamie Cowherd and Roy Jones, to assist in staging the home invasion so they could steal from his parents.
Meadows initially told detectives that he was forced by the other two to show them where his parents lived and that he did not participate in the burglary. He later admitted to taking part in the crime. All three suspects wore masks and Meadows did not speak to prevent him from being identified by his parents.
The stolen property has not yet been recovered.
30-year-old Jamie Lee Meadows of Adger, was arrested May 25 and charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Theft of Property 1st Degree, and Theft of Property 3rd Degree. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $285,000.
Arrest warrants were issued on May 26 for 28-year-old Roy Scott Jones of Adger. He is charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Theft of Property 1st Degree, and Theft of Property 2nd Degree, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Jones remains at large.
Arrest warrants were issued on May 31st for 30-year-old Jamie Christopher Cowherd of Hueytown. He is charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Theft of Property 1st Degree, and Theft of Property 2nd Degree. Cowherd remains in the Tuscaloosa Metro Jail on unrelated charges. He will be transferred to Jefferson County upon his release.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Roy Scott Jones is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.