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Roadway conditions
2014-01-28

The roads and highways in Shelby County continue to worsen and many are impassable due to icing.  Many roadways are blocked in Shelby County due to cars blocking the road that have been abandoned by their drivers.  Both of these problems are making it difficult for first responders to get where they need to go.  

Residents should not attempt to drive on roadways until they improve. 

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are responding to emergency calls as fast as possible.  All other calls are being held until regular operations resume.

If you have a true emergency, call 911.

Suspects Charged in Armed Burglary
2014-01-28

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday January 25th, 2014, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person shot at a residence in the 31000 block of Alabama Highway 25 in Wilsonville.  Upon arrival deputies discovered that the shooting occurred as a result of the homeowner returning home while it was being burglarized.  One of the suspects shot the homeowner in the leg and one of the suspects was also shot by the homeowner.  Both were treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals.

Shelby County deputies arrested two additional suspects, one at the scene and one who had fled the scene.

Jovan Desha Tompkins, 21 years of age from Wilsonville, Alabama, has been formally charged with Burglary 1st degree and Assault 1st degree.  Both charges have a bond of $15,000 for a total bond of $30,000.  He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail.

Christopher Damien Tompkins, 19 years of age from Wilsonville, Alabama, has been formally charged with Burglary 1st degree and Assault 1st degree.  Both charges have a bond of $15,000 for a total bond of $30,000.  He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail

The third suspect is still in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds.  Once he is released, Sheriff’s investigators will follow up with charging him appropriately.

For information on the criminal charges of Burglary and Assault, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code and Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person.

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

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.

To view a Shelby County Jail inmate’s picture, 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 and it will be located in the “Released in Last 30 Days” section after they bond out.

Sheriff's Administrative Employees
2014-01-28

At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 28, 2014, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office closed all administrative Offices due to quickly deteriorating road conditions.  Employees should check the Sheriff's Office webpage tonight and tomorrow morning for instructions on open and close times.  Right now, the Sheriff's Office will have a delayed opening at 10:00 a.m. for all administrative offices and employees.  That is subject to change to a later time depending on weather and roadway conditions. 

The public is encouraged to stay off of the roads if at all possible.  In cases where driving in absolutely necessary, drive slowly and cautiously. 

This weather event was not predicted to be this severe and the Sheriff's Office is transitioning into four wheel drive vehicles to assist the public.  Until the roadways clear, the Sheriff's Office will only be responding to emergency calls.  If you are involved in an accident and no one is injured, the Sheriff's Office will provide a report as soon as this weather event is over.  The Sheriff's Office will respond to vehicle accidents with injuries.

The Sheriff's Office is currently assisting Shelby County schools with closures and the safe exit of children.  All children are safe in the schools and parents are encouraged to use caution and be patient. 

If you have an emergency, call 911.  The Sheriff's Office will respond as quickly as possible.

Roadway Closings
2014-01-28

At 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 28, 2014, Shelby County is experiencing a weather event that is making travel unsafe due to icing on the roadways.

Go to www.ShelbyAl.com and under "County news" click on "Current County Road Conditions" for a complete list of road closures in the county.  There are a lot of roadways that are already closed and many more expected.

Update for Parents of School Children
2014-01-28

Parents with children in Shelby County schools should contact their child's school directly to receive information as to the plan for release of the child.  Children still at school are safe and warm.  Parents attempting to travel roads to the schools are at risk and then at risk again when they leave the school with the child

Shelby County school administrators and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office are working together to get children home as safely as possible.  Until then, children are safest at the school.

Call Response
2014-01-28

At this time, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is responding to all emergency calls as quickly as possible but hazardous roadway conditions and blocked roadways due to cars left on the roadway are slowing our response. 

Four wheel drive vehicles may be able to navigate roadways slowly with an experienced driver.  All other cars cannot safely travel due to icing and impede the travel of emergency vehicles responding to calls.

Do not attempt to drive on roadways until conditions improve.  Sheriff's deputies are assisting stranded drivers as quickly as possible.

Armed Residential Burglary
2014-01-26

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday January 25th, 2014, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person shot at a residence in the 31000 block of Alabama Highway 25 in Wilsonville.  Upon arrival deputies discovered that the residents of the home returned to discover their home being burglarized.  At least one of the suspects brandished a gun and shot the homeowner in the leg, who in turn shot one of the suspects.  Southeast Shelby Rescue paramedics and Wilsonville firemedics treated both at the scene for their injuries.  The homeowner was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was flown to a local hospital via helicopter with more serious injuries. 

A second suspect was detained by deputies at the residence and a third suspect was located a short time later.  Both are being held pending formal charges. Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators and evidence technicians responded to process the scene and collect evidence of the burglary. 

This release will be updated with the suspect’s names and criminal charges once they have been formally charged.

For information on the criminal charges of Burglary, Robbery and Attempted Murder, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code and Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person.

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

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.

When these suspects have been formally charged, their picture, charges and bonds will be available at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking 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 and it will be located in the “Released in Last 30 Days” section after they are gone.

Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed
2014-01-26

At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday January 25th, 2014, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery of a pizza delivery driver in the area of Caldwell Mill Road and Lullwater Road.  According to the driver, while he was looking for directions to his next delivery three black males in a black Chevrolet Tahoe approached him, pulled him out of the car and stole his wallet.  He sustained a small cut on his face during the robbery.

The suspects left the scene and could not be located.

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.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office now accepting application for third Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Class
2014-01-07

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its third Citizens Sheriff’s Academy starting March 6, 2014. The Citizens Sheriff’s Academy is a 12-week program designed to introduce and educate citizens to the various law enforcement practices and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office including criminal investigations, laws and the court system, uniform/patrol division, drug task force, tactical response unit, and other special units of the Sheriff’s Office. Included in the program will be a tour of the county jail, an opportunity to “ride-along” on patrol with a deputy sheriff, and an opportunity to receive basic firearms safety training and use the Sheriff’s Office firearms range. The academy is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in Shelby County. Due to the nature of the Academy and the topics/activities presented, all applicants to the program are subject to a criminal background check and a driver’s license check conducted by the Sheriff’s Office as a condition for acceptance into the program. Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Training Center on McDow Road in Columbiana, AL. Class size is limited to 20 students. For Academy registration information visit the Sheriff’s Office website at www.myshelbyso.com. For additional information regarding the Academy, contact Sgt. Clay Hammac at chammac@shelbyso.com.

Jason Michael Hankins of Hoover, Alabama, Arrested for Sodomy
2013-12-18

On Friday December 6, 2013, a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence in Westover, Alabama, to take a report of sexual abuse of a minor child.  Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators were assigned the case.  On Friday December 13, 2013, Jason Michael Hankins, 32 years of age from Hoover, Alabama, was arrested at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.  There was a pre-existing family relationship between the victim and Hankins.  He has been charged with:

 

One count of Production of obscene matter containing visual depiction of person under 17 years of age involved in obscene act with a $60,000 bond.

 

One count of Sodomy First Degree with a $60,000 bond.

 

One count of Material Harmful to minors-Distribution with a $3,000 bond.

 

Hankins made his bond and is no longer being held.

 

On Saturday December 14, 2013, Sheriff’s investigators with assistance from Hoover Police investigators served search warrants on two residences and seized evidence at both locations that is currently being examined.  This investigation is still open and active.

 

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 and Chapter 12 Offenses Against Public Health and Morals.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 and it will be located in the “Released in Last 30 Days” section after they are gone.

 
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