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Cameron Gardner McGlothan Missing
2013-03-11

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office needs the help of the public and media outlets.  On Thursday March 7, 2013, Sheriff’s deputies were notified that Cameron Gardner McGlothan, 19 years of age, had been missing since Tuesday March 5.  He was last seen by his mother at approximately 10:00 p.m. in the family home in the Highland Lakes neighborhood.  McGlothan left the home sometime during the night and has not been seen or heard from since then.  He is described as a black male, 5’ 06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  When last seen, McGlothan was wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans. 

Sheriff’s investigators believe McGlothan left his home by choice and was likely picked up by a friend.  McGlothan does not have a history of leaving without telling someone and it is highly unusual for him to be gone this long.   Sheriff’s investigators have been actively looking for McGlothan but have not been able to find him.  They need your help.

His picture and additional information is available on our website www.ShelbySO.com in the “Missing Persons/Persons of Interest” link as well as on our FaceBook homepage.  He has been reported nationally as “Missing-Endangered” through the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center and National Crime Information Center.

Anyone with information about Cameron Gardner McGlothan or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

Ryan Matthew Sims Charged with Kidnapping
2013-02-13

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 12th, 2013, Chelsea Middle School initiated a lockdown after it was reported that a man armed with a gun was in the school.  A Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school for security purposes immediately moved from the front entrance to where the gunman was seen.  There, he and the principal confronted the gunman and learned that he was holding five female students against their will in the girls locker room.  Over the course of the next few minutes, the deputy and principal talked the gunman into releasing the students and then surrendering himself.  No one was injured and the suspect was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

This morning, Sheriff’s investigators obtained six arrest warrants for Ryan Matthew Sims, 21 years of age from Chelsea, Alabama; five warrants for Kidnapping first degree and one warrant for Terrorist Threats.  He remains in the Shelby County Jail and his bonds total $5,015,000.

Sheriff Curry would like to thank our federal law enforcement partners, Hoover Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and Chelsea Mayor Earl Niven for their assistance yesterday.

Sheriff Curry has re-affirmed his commitment to place a deputy in each of the Shelby County schools where the Sheriff’s Office has primary jurisdiction.  Deputies will continue to be present at these schools while students are there to ensure their safety.

For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Article 3 Kidnapping, False Imprisonment and Related Offenses, and Section 13A-6-43 Kidnapping in the first degree and Chapter 10 Offenses Against Public Administration, Article 1 Obstruction of Public Administration and Section 13A-10-15 Terrorist Threats.

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, go to www.ShelbySO.com 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 or, if you are unsure of the exact spelling, select the first letter of the last name to search for the inmate.  An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility.

Sheriff to Meet with Media and Parents
2013-02-12

Sheriff Curry and members of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office  will meet with the media and parents at Chelsea City Hall at 6:00 p.m. to provide information on the incident at Chelsea Middle School and answer questions.  Chelsea City Hall is located at 11611 Chelsea Road, Chelsea, Al. 35043.

Update at Chelsea Middle School
2013-02-12

At this time, all students are being released and buses are going to be leaving on their normal routes.  Traffic congestion is impeding the buses leaving further delaying thier departure.  Children will also be released to parents at the school through the front entrance to the middle school.
 
Shelby County Sheriff's deputies and investigators continue to investigate the incident that led to the school's lockdown.  All students and faculty are safe and there are no reported injuries.  One person is being held for questioning.

Incident at Chelsea Middle School
2013-02-12

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon, Tuesday February 12, 2013, at Chelsea Middle School.  The school was locked down and one person has been detained.   No one was injured and all students present are safe.  Sheriff’s deputies remain at the school and will be there for some time ensuring that the school is safe.

This release will be updated as more information is available.

Shelby County Highway 11 and Shelby County Highway 377 Reopened
2013-02-05

Today, Tuesday February 5, 2013, at 1:52 p.m. Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries and closed Shelby County Highway 11 at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 377.  At this time deputies have reopened all lanes of Shelby County Highway 11 and Shelby County Highway 377 to all traffic.  Continued caution is urged while any remaining first responders or clean-up crews are possibly in the area.

Shelby County Highway 11 Closed In Area of Old Highway 280
2013-02-05

At 1:52 p.m. Tuesday February 5, 2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Shelby County Highway 11 at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 377, otherwise known as Mountain Crest Rd.  Deputies on scene are closing Shelby County Highway 11 at Shelby County Highway 377 and on Shelby County Highway 11 at Old Highway 280.  Due to the location of this crash, traffic will not be able to utilize Shelby County Highway 11 to reach Old Highway 280.

Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution, seek alternate travel routes and be patient as first responders help the injured and clear the roadway. 

The traffic congestion from this accident will create serious travel delays.  This release will be updated as soon as the roadway is open to traffic again.

Alabama Highway 25 Partially Closed
2013-01-31

Alabama Highway 25 in Wilton, Alabama, will be partially closed tonight for an extended period of time while workers repair a damaged water main.  Shelby County Sheriff's deputies will be directing traffic between the intersections of Shelby County Highway 73 and Shelby County Highway 8, where they intersect Alabama Highway 25.  At times the roadway will be completely closed and when possible it will be reduced to one lane with deputies directing traffic.

The repairs to the water main will take approximately five or six hours.  The roadway should be open to normal traffic by tomorrow morning as local residents travel to work.

All motorists in the area are encouraged to use caution and drive slowly in the area.  Be aware of deputies directing traffic and follow their direction.

Alabama Hwy 70 Reopened
2013-01-17

At 5:58 a.m. Thursday January 17,2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to Alabama Hwy 70 and Dusty Hollow Rd on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries that had both lanes of Alabama Hwy 70 blocked.  At this time Alabama Hwy 70 in both directions has been reopened.

Motorist are urged to be cautious throughout today during this period of inclement weather. If anyone traveling the roadways of Shelby County notices any heavy water or icing on the roads please call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at (205) 669-4181.

Alabama Hwy 70 Road Closure
2013-01-17

At 5:58 a.m. Thursday January 17,2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to Alabama Hwy 70 and Dusty Hollow Rd on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Deputies along with Alabama State Troopers have closed down this portion of Alabama Hwy 70 in both direction so that aid may be rendered to those involved. The injured are being treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals. 

At this time, the duration of length for this road closure is unknown.  Those who commute using Alabama Hwy 70 to travel to or from Columbiana are encouraged to take an alternate route. This release will be updated as soon as the roadway is open to traffic again.

 
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