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I65 and US31 Open
2012-08-01

I65 and US 31 at the 238 exit in Alabaster have been re-opened to normal traffic following their earlier closings this morning. 

Motorists are encouraged to use caution as they drive through the area as it will take some time for the roadways to clear from the congestion created by the closures.

Direct questions related to today's roadway closings to the Alabaster Police Department.

I65 and US31 Closed in Alabaster
2012-08-01

Interstate 65 and US 31 at exit 238 have both been closed at this time to traffic in both directions by the Alabster Police Department.  It is unknown how long the roadways will be closed but as soon as they re-open this press release will be updated.

Local motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes of travel and asked to drive cautiously in the area due to the presence of law enforcement and first responders.

Cahaba Valley Rd at Briarwood High School Reopened
2012-07-31

On July 31, 2012 at 11:05am Cahaba Valley Rd in the area of Briarwood High school has reopened to normal traffic.  This portion of Cahaba Valley Rd was closed at 9:03am on today’s date due to roadway flooding.  Deputies are currently on scene assisting with traffic while water is still visible on the roadway.  Motorists should continue to drive carefully during this period of inclement weather and reduce their speed.

Cahaba Valley Rd at Briarwood Remains Closed
2012-07-31

Cahaba Valley Rd in the area of Briarwood High school remains closed at this time.  At 9:03am this section of Cahaba Valley Rd was closed due to roadway flooding. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area if possible.  Shelby County deputies are on scene directing traffic.

Please reduce your speed and drive carefully as you travel throughout Shelby County.  Motorists should never attempt to pass through roadways that are covered by water.

To report a roadway hazard please call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 669-4181.

Road Closure
2012-07-31

On July 31, 2012 at 9:03am Cahaba Valley Rd in the area of Briarwood High school was closed due to roadway flooding.  This portion of Cahaba Valley Rd will remained closed until further notice. 

Motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed and drive carefully.  Motorist’s are also reminded to never attempt to pass through roadways that are covered by water. 

Missing Person Shaw Located Safely
2012-06-26

Sheriff Curry would like to thank everyone who assisted the Sheriff's Office in locating Mr. Shaw.  He was located a short distance from his residence and is being treated by Chelsea Firemedics at this time. 

Help Needed with Missing Person
2012-06-26

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person at approximately 4:00 p.m. today.  Perry Wayne Shaw, 77 years of age from Chelsea, has been missing since approximately 3:00 p.m. on today's date.  He is described as 5' 10" tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds with blue eyes and grey hair.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green shirt. 

He was last seen near his residence in the 2000 block of Chelsea Park Bend, in the Chelsea Park community, located just off of US Highway 280 in Chelsea.  It is believed that he left his residence on foot and the Sheriff's Office and Chelsea Fire Department have begun a ground search of the area.  The State of Alabama Department of Public Safety is also assisting in the search with their helicopter.

The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone who may have seen Mr. Shaw earlier today contact us at (205)669-4181 and that local residents and motorists be on the lookout for him.  Please report any possible sighting of him to the Sheriff's Office at (205)669-4181.

Weekend Shooting
2012-06-25

On Saturday June 23rd, 2012, at approximately 12:25 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person shot at a residence in the 1500 block of Clay Pit Road in Montevallo.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered that one adult male had been shot in the legs by a known acquaintance.  The victim was transported to the hospital where he was admitted.

Phillip Earl Lucas, 42 years of age from Montevallo, was charged with Assault 1st degree.  He was arrested and placed in the Shelby County Jail.  He has since been released on $20,000 bond.

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 2 Assaults, Section 13A-6-20 Assault in the first degree.

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

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.

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.

Daniel Scott Gentry Indicted for Capital Murder
2012-06-15

Corrected Date from Previous release

On Thursday June 14, 2012, a Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment ordering the arrest of Daniel Scott Gentry, 24 years of age from Chelsea, for the capital murder of his grandmother, Carrie Elaine Gentry.  Gentry has been in the Shelby County Jail on an unrelated charge of Probation Violation since March 29th, 2012.  Sheriff’s investigators executed the indictment on him this morning and he remains in the Shelby County Jail without bond.

Sheriff Chris Curry and other members of the law enforcement community will hold a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office training center.  The training center’s address is 543 McDow Road, Columbiana, Alabama, and it is located at the end of McDow Road. 

Carrie Elaine Gentry was reported missing on March 29th, 2012.  Sheriff’s investigators immediately began searching for her and her vehicle with the help of other law enforcement agencies, the civil air patrol, local media outlets, her friends and the public.  Her vehicle was located on April 10th, 2012, submerged in an abandoned quarry in Leeds, Alabama.  Ms. Gentry’s body was discovered inside the vehicle.  An autopsy revealed that her death was neither natural nor accidental. 

Sheriff Curry would like to express his confidence that the indictment in this case is appropriate and his continued faith in our system of justice.  “I firmly believe that the person responsible for Elaine Gentry’s death has been charged with the crime.  This is a sad case for everyone involved and we all hoped it would have a different ending but the Sheriff’s Office has now met its responsibility to Ms. Gentry.”, said Curry.

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 1 Homicide, Section 13A-6-2 Murder and  Chapter 5, Punishments and Sentences, Article 2 Death Penaltyand Life Imprisonment Without Parole, Section 13A-5-40 Capital Offenses.

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

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.

Daniel Scott Gentry Indicted for Capital Murder
2012-06-15

On Thursday June 14, 2012, a Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment ordering the arrest of Daniel Scott Gentry, 24 years of age from Chelsea, for the Capital Murder of his grandmother, Carrie Elaine Gentry.  Gentry has been in the Shelby County Jail on an unrelated charge of Probation Violation since April 29th, 2012.  Sheriff’s investigators executed the indictment on him this morning and he remains in the Shelby County Jail without bond.

Sheriff Chris Curry and other members of the law enforcement community will hold a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office training center.  The training center’s address is 543 McDow Road, Columbiana, Alabama, and it is located at the end of McDow Road. 

Carrie Elaine Gentry was reported missing on March 29th, 2012.  Sheriff’s investigators immediately began searching for her and her vehicle with the help of other law enforcement agencies, the civil air patrol, local media outlets, her friends and the public.  Her vehicle was located on April 10th, 2012, submerged in an abandoned quarry in Leeds, Alabama.  Ms. Gentry’s body was discovered inside the vehicle.  An autopsy revealed that her death was neither natural nor accidental. 

Sheriff Curry would like to express his confidence that the indictment in this case is appropriate and his continued faith in our system of justice.  “I firmly believe that the person responsible for Elaine Gentry’s death has been charged with the crime.  This is a sad case for everyone involved and we all hoped it would have a different ending but the Sheriff’s Office has now met its responsibility to Ms. Gentry.”, said Curry.

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 1 Homicide, Section 13A-6-2 Murder and  Chapter 5, Punishments and Sentences, Article 2 Death Penaltyand Life Imprisonment Without Parole, Section 13A-5-40 Capital Offenses.

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

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.

 
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