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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help
2013-08-09

On August 7, 2013, between the hours of 3:00p.m. and 6:00p.m., two Black Angus cows were shot and killed while confined within a pasture located on Alabama Highway 25 across from Washboard Road in Columbiana.  Due to the time of the day of this incident and its proximity to this busy highway,  it is very likely that someone may have witnessed or heard the gunshots fired from the indivdual or indivduals that committed this inhumane crime. 

 

This is the second similar animal cruelty case involving the intentional shooting of livestock in south Shelby County in a year's time.   In August of 2012 Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of several cows that had been shot and killed in the 3400 block of Highway 56 in Wilsonville.  In this 2012 incident, an unknown person shot and killed a total of ten cows that were discovered by the owner in his pasture.  Despite many promising leads,  this case remains classified as an unsolved crime.

If you believe you may have any information about this recent crime or the killing of the livestock from 2012, please 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.

U.S. Highway 280 Reopened
2013-08-02

On Friday August 2nd, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Shelby County Sheriff's deputies and Alabama State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles on eastbound U.S. Highway 280 just before Highland Lakes Drive.  At this time, all lanes of U.S. Highway 280 have reopened to normal traffic

Drivers are urged to continue to use caution as traffic congestion in this busy corridor will linger.  Drivers should also be observant as first responders and cleanup crews may still be in the area.

For further information into the investigation of this motor vehicle crash, please contact The Alabama Department of Public Safety.

Road Closure Notice
2013-08-02

On Friday August 2nd, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles and injuries on eastbound U.S. 280 just before the Highland Lakes intersection.  U.S. 280 eastbound at Highland Lakes is closed to through traffic at this time.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and to use caution in the area.  First responders will be on the scene and in the roadway helping the victims and clearing the accident.

Alabama Highway 25 Re-opened
2013-07-25

At 2:10 p.m. on Thursday July 25, 2013, Alabama Highway 25 at the Bibb and Shelby County line has now been re-opened to local traffic in both directions.  Motorists are still urged to use caution throughout the day as State Troopers and deputies will remain at the scene for some time investigating the cause of the accident.

Road Closure Notice
2013-07-25

At 12:45 p.m. on Thursday July 25, 2013, Alabama Highway 25 is closed in both directions at the Bibb and Shelby County line due to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer truck.  Shelby County and Bibb County deputies and Alabama State troopers are on the scene helping victims.  The road will be closed for an unknown length of time.

Motorists are encouraged to find alternate travel routes as no traffic is going to be allowed through the scene of the accident.  Motorists in the area are also asked to use caution and watch for first responders in the area.

This release will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.

Shannon Loyd Crumpton in Custody
2013-07-22

At 10:00 a.m. on Monday July 22nd, 2013, Shannon Loyd Crumpton, 36 years of age from Columbiana, Alabama, was taken into custody without incident by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies for an outstanding felony Escape warrant.  Crumpton escaped from the State’s Red Eagle Work Release program in Montgomery, Alabama, sometime on July 20th, 2013.  He has also been identified by deputies familiar with him as the suspect in two local convenience store robberies.  Shelby County investigators are working on obtaining warrants in the Shelby robbery.  

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.  If an inmate has already bonded out, select the “Released in Last 30 Days” option.  An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility.

Robbery Get-Away Car found
2013-07-22

At approximately 7:40 a.m. on Sunday July 21, 2013, a convenience store in Shelby, located in southern Shelby County was robbed.  No one was injured and the suspect left with an unknown amount of money.    The suspect left the area in a tan colored four door sedan which Calera police officers spotted around 12:30 p.m. and attempted to stop it.   The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and eluded officers and deputies in the Summerhill area of Shelby County.  Deputies and police officers from several local police departments searched for the vehicle and located it in deep woods late yesterday.   It was unoccupied.

Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators learned that the same suspect robbed another convenience store on the night of July 20th, in Jemison, Alabama, and that a 2000 model Chevrolet Malibu was reported stolen in Clanton after that robbery occurred.  That car is the same one recovered in the woods late yesterday.

Shannon Loyd Crumpton, 36 years of age from Columbiana, Alabama, escaped from the State’s Red Eagle Work Release program in Montgomery, Alabama, sometime on July 20th, 2013.  He is wanted on a felony charge of Escape.   He has been identified by deputies familiar with him as the suspect in both robberies reported above.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

A member of the Sheriff’s Office will be available for questions from the media at 11:00 a.m. this morning at the Sheriff’s Office in Columbiana.

Residents in the Summerhill and surrounding communities are encouraged to be aware of anything unusual around their homes until Crumpton is located.  Local residents should make sure their vehicles and homes are locked.  If anyone sees Crumpton or anything suspicious, they should call 911 immediately.

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.

This release will be updated as more information becomes available.

Robbery Suspect at Large
2013-07-21

At approximately 7:40 a.m. on Sunday July 21, 2013, an adult white male robbed a convenience store in Shelby, located in southern Shelby County.  No one was injured and the suspect left with an unknown amount of money.  Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call and learned that the suspect left the area in a tan colored four door sedan.  Sheriff’s deputies and police officers from surrounding jurisdictions began looking for the suspect in the car.  Sheriff’s investigators began working the case.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, Calera police officers spotted a car matching the description of the robbery get-away vehicle and attempted to stop it.   The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.  The vehicle eluded officers and deputies in the Summerhill area of Shelby County.  Deputies and police officers from several local police departments have been searching for the vehicle and suspect in the area.  They are being assisted by the Hoover Police Department’s helicopter.  It is not known if the suspect was able to flee the area completely or if he is onfoot in the area.  The vehicle has not been located.

Since the robbery in Shelby this morning, it has been learned that the same suspect robbed another convenience store on the night of July 20th, in Jemison, Alabama.  The suspect in both robberies was wearing a Chilton County High School football shirt and shorts and left in cars matching the same description.  A 2000 model Chevrolet Malibu was reported stolen in Clanton early this morning and it matches the get-away vehicle in both robberies in style and color.  The Alabama tag on the stolen car is 14A78M1.

Sheriff’s investigators have also learned that Shannon Loyd Crumpton, 36 years of age from Columbiana, Alabama, escaped from the State’s Red Eagle Work Release program in Montgomery, Alabama, sometime on July 20th, 2013.  He is wanted on a felony charge of Escape.   He has been identified by deputies familiar with him as the suspect in both robberies reported above by video.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

Residents in the Summerhill and surrounding communities are encouraged to use caution and be aware of anything unusual around their homes until the area has been thoroughly searched.  Residents should make sure their vehicles and homes are locked.  Residents in the area should report anything suspicious to 911 immediately.

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.

This release will be updated as more information becomes available.

Structure Fire Update
2013-07-08

At approximately 8:50 p.m. on July 7, 2013, Shelby County 911 received a call of a structure fire in the 3900 block of North Chesapeake, the Lakes at Inverness apartments, in northern Shelby County.  Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Cahaba Valley, Hoover and Birmingham Fire Departments all responded to the call. 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office regrets to report that this fire resulted in the death of one occupant.  Mark Wayne Gambrell, 59 years of age from Birmingham, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Shelby County and State Fire Marshal’s investigators responded to the scene and their preliminary investigation revealed a kitchen fire as the point of origin but the final determination has not been reached.

The Shelby County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy will be conducted on the deceased to confirm the cause and manner of his death.  Sheriff Curry extends his sympathy to Mr. Gambrell’s family and friends.

Anyone with information about this fire 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.

Structure Fire
2013-07-07

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on July 7, 2013, Shelby County 911 received a call of a structure fire in the 3900 block of North Chesapeake, the Lakes of Inverness apartments, in northern Shelby County.  Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Cahaba Valley, Hoover and Birmingham Fire Departments all responded to the call. 

Residents have been displaced and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  Shelby County and State Fire Marshal’s investigators are enroute to the scene.  Injuries are still being assessed by fire personnel.  This release will be updated as more information is available.

 
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