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For Immediate Release- Subject Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Prentice Donaldson, 26 years of age from Wilton, Alabama. Donaldson is charged with forty counts of Possession of Child Pornography (13A-12-192b). Donaldson was arrested this morning after Shelby County Investigators executed a search warrant at his residence in Wilton. He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on a total bond of $600,000. For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A-Criminal Code and Chapter 12- Possession of Child Pornography. To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, go to and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left. You may then type in the inmates last name and click on the “Search” button.

Free Cyber Security Training for Houses of Worship

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, along with the Shelby Baptist Association, is hosting free Cyber Security training for Houses of Worship on Saturday, August 25th from 8:30 till noon. Anyone willing to commute to the location, New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church 5521 Double Oak Lane, Birmingham, will hear from two fantastic speakers. Mr. Reed Warner, a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst and Incident Handler will present on how to secure and protect your church network. Mrs. Kristi Bush, LBSW, and National Education Consultant will present information on the dangers of social media. Church staff and leadership, church security teams, and children's ministry personnel will greatly benefit from attending. Vendors, who provide IT services to churches, will also be on site to answer any specific questions or needs. There is no cost to attend and breakfast refreshments will be served. Register at using their "Upcoming Events" tab.

Death Investigation

At approximately 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Shelby County Highway 10 to investigate a death. Responding deputies located the deceased and notified investigators who responded to the scene. There are no other details available at this time as investigators, along with the Shelby County Coroner's Office, are trying to determine the cause of death. This release will be updated as more information is available. Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205) 669-4181, the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116, or through our website at by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing "General Information."

Highway 25 Road Closure Update

As of 10:05 p.m., Highway 25 in Dunnavant has been reopened to normal traffic. Drivers are asked to continue to use additional caution in this area until all emergency personnel clear the scene.

Motor Vehicle Accident Has Highway 25 Closed

Due to an overturned garbage truck, Highway 25 near the Jefferson County line in Dunnavant will be closed for an extended amount of time. Motorists will be required to take an alternate route since the road is blocked in both directions. This release will be updated when the road reopens.

Photo Shoot on State Highway 25

On Sunday, August 12th a photo shoot will be taking place along AL HWY 25, North of the Dunnavant and Sterrett / Vincent areas. Deputies will be stationed with the photo crew to provide traffic control. Use caution and be aware of the photo crew and deputies if you are driving in the area.

Traffic Alert Hwy 280

On Friday, August 10 at 7:00, one lane of the Westbound side of 280 is closed at Dunnavant Valley Rd. from a wreck. Troopers and deputies are on scene but expect heavy traffic in the area.

Railroad Crossing Update - Friday 7:30 am

The crossing at County Road 51 and Crossroad Drive is open.

Traffic Alert Columbiana - Friday 7:09 am

Deputies are on scene of a vehicle fire on AL Hwy. 25 near Wilson Paint and Body (24580 Hwy. 25). Only one lane is open while first responders attempt to clear the roadway. Motorist will need to use an alternate route if traveling through this area.

Traffic Alert Friday morning

On Friday morning, August 10, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 51 at Cross Road Drive involving a train. As a result, the railroad crossing near the 51 Country Store and this intersection is blocked. Please use an alternate route of travel as first responders investigate the accident scene and attempt to clear the roadway. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear.

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