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Arrest in Death Investigation On East Milgray
2016-06-27

On Sunday June 26th, 2016, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 400 block of East Milgray in Calera where Calera Police officers were already investigating a suspicious death. Deputies discovered that Christen Nichole Carr, 31 years of age from Calera, was deceased at the residence. Further investigation yielded that the events leading to her death occurred at another location within unincorporated Shelby County and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the investigation. Based on witness statements, physical evidence and probable cause to believe that Ms. Carr’s husband killed her, Kenneth Thomas Young, 36 years of age from Calera, was arrested and has been charged with Murder and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death. He is currently in the Shelby County Jail with bonds totaling $1,000,000. Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank the Calera Police Department for their help with this investigation. Sheriff Samaniego would like to express his sympathy to Ms. Carr’s family and friends as they suffer through her loss. “Every death is tragic but one that could have been avoided and at such a young age is especially difficult. I hope her friends and family find peace as they grieve her loss and we will do everything we can to assist the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office with this prosecution”, said Sheriff Samaniego. For information on the charge of Murder 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. For information on the charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident listed above, go to the link below and select Title32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 10- Motor Vehicle Accidents, Section 32-10-1, Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. To view a Shelby County 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 crime 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.

Passenger charged in vehicle pursuit
2016-06-23

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the passenger of a vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies that resulted in the death of the driver, has been charged criminally. Tracy O’Neal Jones, 23 years old, of Birmingham, has been charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree (13A-8-17) and a warrant has been obtained. Jones was a passenger in a stolen 2001 Lincoln Navigator that fled from a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning from an area along the U. S. Highway 280 corridor. The deputy initially observed a suspicious vehicle while patrolling an apartment complex in the area where numerous vehicle break-ins and burglaries have been reported recently. The driver attempted to elude the pursuing deputy for several miles before finally coming to a stop after exiting Interstate 20 at Oporto Blvd South in Birmingham. The driver, identified as Isaiah Core III, 21 years of age from Trussville, was shot and killed by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy after he made a life-threatening attempt to injure officers with the vehicle he was driving. Jones was not injured but was detained for questioning at the scene. The vehicle Core and Jones were in had been reported stolen in Birmingham and had a switched tag displayed on it, resulting in Jones being charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree. Also recovered from inside the vehicle was a stolen handgun, along with other evidence, that investigators are trying to determine if it is connected with a string of burglaries and break-ins that were reported later Wednesday morning after the incident occurred. Tracy Jones, was not arrested at the scene but has subsequently been charged and he remains in the Shelby County Jail on a $15,000 bond. For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13 Criminal Code, Chapter 8, Section 13A-8-17. 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 inmate’s 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.

Driver Attempting to Injure Sheriff’s Deputy Dies after Deputy-Involved Shooting
2016-06-22

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m. a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a black SUV, in the area of Highway 280 and Bowling Drive. The deputy initially observed the vehicle while he was patrolling an apartment complex in the area along U.S. Highway 280 where numerous break-ins and burglaries have been reported recently. The driver attempted to elude the pursuing deputy before finally coming to a stop after exiting Interstate 20 at Oporto Blvd South in Birmingham. The driver, later identified as Isaiah Core III, 21 years of age from Trussville, was shot and killed by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy after he made a life-threatening attempt to injure officers with the vehicle he was driving. The vehicle Core was driving had been reported stolen in Birmingham and had a switched tag displayed on it. There was also a stolen handgun recovered from inside the vehicle and placed into evidence. A second occupant of the vehicle was not injured and has not yet been charged pending further investigation. His identity will not be released until he is formally charged with a crime. Shelby County investigators are also in the process of gathering statements and evidence from several victims who are reporting vehicle break-ins and items stolen in the area where the vehicle Core was driving was first spotted. They will be attempting to determine if there is a possible connection between the two. Any additional witnesses or anyone who has information about this is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205) 669-4181, or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link, and choosing the “General Information” category. Sheriff Samaniego has requested that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office conduct the investigation into the shooting, after which further information will be released. Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank the law enforcement officers from the surrounding agencies who assisted us this morning and he is thankful they were not injured. He also stated, “While I realize the circumstances under which Mr. Core died, I cannot help but wish his family my sincere condolences. I wish them peace as they struggle to find resolution with their loss”. The deputy involved in the shooting will remain on administrative leave pending a full review of last night’s events. Placing an officer on leave after a traumatic event is a standard practice and not a reflection of the deputy’s decisions. External and internal reviews will be concluded prior to the deputy returning to duty.

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.”

 
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