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Deputy-Involved Shooting
2016-06-22

On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling the apartment complexes and neighborhoods in the area of the Highway 280 corridor looking for criminal activity. A deputy noticed a vehicle driving suspiciously through an apartment complex and began watching it. He then observed the vehicle leave the apartment complex, being driven erratically on U.S. Highway 280. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on this vehicle and a pursuit began when the driver failed to pull over in response to the deputy’s emergency lights and siren. The vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed and the chase ended when the driver exited Interstate 20 at Oporto Madrid Blvd S in Birmingham, Al. The vehicle stopped after exiting the interstate and Sheriff’s deputies and assisting officers at the scene gave verbal commands to the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle to determine why they fled from officers. There was a deliberate movement of the suspect’s vehicle backwards in an attempt to injure officers and a Shelby County deputy fired at the vehicle, striking the driver. The condition of the suspect, an adult male, is unknown at this time but he was transported to the nearest medical facility for treatment. The adult male passenger was not injured and was taken to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Patrol deputies were able to determine that the vehicle was stolen out of Jefferson County and had a switched tag displayed. Further investigation found a stolen weapon inside the vehicle and it was taken into evidence. One deputy suffered minor injuries at the scene and the deputy that was involved in the shooting will remain on administrative leave which is a normal practice of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The names and identities of the 2 adult male occupants involved are being withheld pending a formal investigation of the shooting incident to be conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Formal charges will be released once an investigation is completed and a warrant is obtained. All questions regarding the events of the pursuit will be answered by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Questions about the investigation must be referred to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Samaniego wishes to acknowledge all responding agencies for their assistance and this incident will be thoroughly and transparently investigated with the results released at the appropriate time.

1 Lane on Hy 280 Eastbound Opened at Highland Lakes
2016-06-17

At 11:20 a.m., one lane of Highway 280, eastbound, has been reopened. Traffic will still be congested in this area for a while and motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously and expect some delays.

280 Eastbound Closed at Highland Lakes
2016-06-17

At 10:55 a.m. on Friday, June 17th a five car motor vehicle wreck caused the closure of all Eastbound lanes of Highway 280. Expect long delays in the area until the wreck clears.

280 Eastbound Closed at Highland Lakes
2016-06-17

At 10:55 a.m. on Friday, June 17th a five car motor vehicle wreck caused the closure of all Eastbound lanes of Highway 280. Expect long delays in the area until the wreck clears.

Road Closure
2016-06-13

On Monday, June 13th at 1:45 p.m., the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (State Troopers) report the Westbound lanes of Highway 280 at Chesser Plantation Lane in Chelsea are blocked because of a motor vehicle wreck. Motorists should use Chesser Park Drive as a detour around the wreck.

Road Closure
2016-06-09

At 9:09 a.m. on Thursday June 9, 2016, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a one car motor vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Indian Crest Drive. The vehicle struck a power pole and energized power lines are across the roadway. Indian Crest Drive will be closed to all traffic until this situation has been made safe and the roadway cleared. An update will be posted when the road is open. Local motorists are encouraged to drive with caution in the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

One Arrested for Murder in Almont Community
2016-06-06

At 1:15 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016, deputies responded to the Almont community, near Montevallo, on a report of a stabbing. Deputies found a male unresponsive and began CPR, trying to save his life. Witnesses led deputies to the suspect, 33 year-old Latasha Nicole Smith of Montevallo. Deputies took Smith into custody at the scene and later charged her with the Murder (13A-6-2) of 40 year-old Keith Fulgham of Montevallo. Smith is in the Shelby County Jail with a $75,000 bond. Sheriff Samaniego stated, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Mr. Fulgham, whose life was taken far too early. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will continue to strive to partner with the community where this Murder took place, in the hopes of increasing safety and reducing crime.” For information on the charges listed above, please follow the link below and choose Title 13A Criminal Code, Chapter 6, Offenses Involving Danger to the Person. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charge, and bond, go to www.shelbyso.com and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left. You may then type in the inmate’s last name and click on the “Search” button. An inmate’s information is not available until booked into the facility. Anyone with more information about this crime should 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 www.shelbyso.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing "General Information.”

Person of Interest Identified and Arrested
2016-06-03

Eighty year old Dr. Ruepert Don Bryan of Calera, AL is in the custody of Shelby County Jail, charged with three counts of Production of Obscene Matter (13A-12-197) and one count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree (13A-6-66). On Thursday, June 2, 2016, Shelby County investigators were provided with the information leading to the identity of the accused. Dr. Bryan’s total bond for these charges is $500,000. Sheriff Samaniego stated, “We learned of this horrible crime from evidence left behind by the accused and we have reasonable suspicion to believe there may be other victims. We urge anyone with additional information to contact us. The nature of these crimes prevent us from releasing more details, but what we can tell you is we would not have been able to solve this without the help from all those involved. We greatly value the partnership we have with everyone involved, especially the community and the media.” Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank other local law enforcement agencies, Crime Stoppers, the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and especially the media for their help with this case. Sheriff Samaniego will be meeting with representatives of the media at 3:00 p.m. at our North Substation, 5511 Highway 280 Suite 117 in the Greystone Park Business Center. For information on the charges listed above, please follow the link below and choose Title 13A Criminal Code, Chapter 12, Offenses Against Public Health and Morals and Chapter 6, Offenses Involving Danger to the Person. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charge, and bond, go to www.shelbyso.com and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left. You may then type in the inmate’s last name and click on the “Search” button. An inmate’s information is not available until booked into the facility. Anyone with additional information about this crime should 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 www.shelbyso.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing "General Information.”

Deputies Responding to Gun Shot
2016-06-03

At approximately 9:00am, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are responding to a possible gunshot in the 5000 block of Meadow Brook Rd. No details are available yet on the situation but further information will be posted.

Shelby County Highway 26 Closed
2016-05-31

On Tuesday May 31, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Shelby County Highway 26 at the intersection of Billy Wayne Acres is closed due to a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Local traffic is encouraged to take an alternate route and use caution in the area.

 
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