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Reward for Information Possible
2017-01-03

On December 28, 2016, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 400 block of Dead Hollow Road to investigate a report of a horse being shot. Upon arrival, deputies were led to the horse which had obviously been shot intentionally. The horse was a cherished quarter horse and thoroughbred. Sheriff’s investigators and investigators with the State of Alabama’s Agriculture Rural Crime Unit are both trying to find the person who committed this crime, which is a felony. A cash reward is possible from CrimeStoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) who committed this crime. Reports can be made anonymously to CrimeStoppers and their phone number is (205)254-7777. Sheriff Samaniego takes this and other crimes that affect resident’s quality of life in Shelby County seriously. “Our investigators will work diligently to find the person responsible for this heartless act of cruelty”. Anyone with information about this is urged 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. For information on this and other crimes involving animals, refer to Alabama Title 3, Animals, Chapter1, General Provisions and Section 3-1.11.1, Killing or Disabling Livestock at http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm .

Domestic Incident Resolved With Arrest
2016-12-30

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016, Shelby County deputies responded to a domestic incident in the 6000 block of Retreat Circle, Birmingham, AL. With the assistance of Vestavia Police Department, deputies and investigators were able to arrest 26-year-old Devan Ray Bailey of Pelham, AL, on domestic violence charges of Kidnapping 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Interfering with Child Custody, and Violation of a Protection Order. Bailey was taken into custody later Thursday night at approximately 11:00 p.m. at a location on Highway 280 without incident. He is currently in the Shelby County Jail on bonds of $100,000 for 3 felony charges and $3,000 for a misdemeanor charge. Fortunately, there were no injuries to any of the parties involved and the investigation is on-going. These types of incidents can be especially hard for families to deal with this time of the year and we are thankful and relieved that it was resolved quickly and without tragic consequences. For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A 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 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.

Assault 2nd Degree Arrest
2016-12-19

On Sunday December 18, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Valentine Circle, which is located in Wilsonville, to investigate a report of a person being shot. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male who had been shot and began to treat his injuries which did not appear to be life threatening. Deputies and Sheriff’s investigators determined that the victim had been in a fight with a friend immediately before the same friend then shot him. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and later released. Investigators arrested Richard Marion Bassham, 47 years of age from Wilsonville, today and charged him with Assault 2nd Degree. His bond is set at $10,000. 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 21- Assault in the Second Degree, Section 13A-6-21. 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 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.

Press Conference Today
2016-12-16

At 3:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office North Substation, Sheriff John Samaniego will give comments on the arrest of Adam Michael Burrus, 37 years of age from Chelsea, Alabama, charged with the murder of Constance Leigh Woolweaver. The North Substation is in the Greystone Park Business Center, 5511 Highway 280, Suite 117. The phone number for the substation is 670-6280.

Arrest in Woolweaver Homicide
2016-12-16

As reported on Wednesday, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Constance Leigh Woolweaver, 37 years of age, deceased in her residence in the 100 block of Sheffield Way, Highland Lakes subdivision. Deputies and investigators believed she died as the result of a homicide. Evidence in the case led Sheriff’s investigators to charge a suspect, Adam Michael Burrus, 37 years of age from Chelsea, Alabama, with the death of Ms. Woolweaver. Mr. Burrus is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on the charge of Murder and his bond has been set at $500,000. Sheriff Samaniego would like to express his condolences to Ms. Woolweaver’s family and friends, “Under these circumstances, I feel words alone are not enough. The loss of a relative or friend is always hard during the Holidays, and, if it is at someone else’s hand, that makes it all the more tragic. If I could, I would wish all of you some comfort through knowing that I believe the person responsible for her death is now in jail and awaiting trial.” 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. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/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.

“Project Lifesaver” Mission Successful
2016-12-15

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was notified by 911 that an 80 year old family member was missing from a residence on Bates Road, near the City of Vincent. This resident was a member of the “Project Lifesaver” program, so specially trained Shelby County deputies, along with the Sheriff’s aviation unit, responded to the area where he was last seen and activated the “Project Lifesaver” system. The area is very rural and in northeast Shelby County, with the Coosa River close by. “Project Lifesaver” equipment led deputies straight to the resident, approximately two miles from the last known location in a heavily wooded area near the river. Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank all of those who helped in this search and rescue, as well as those who made the program possible. “Yesterday, we had another success story as a result of law enforcement partnerships, the public’s support and Project Lifesaver. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, local police officers, firemen and many other groups come together when a loved one wanders off and, with the help of Project Lifesaver, are able to locate the missing loved one. It is also important to recognize the Shelby County Commission, private companies and local residents who have continued to help in funding this program. It takes support at every level and we are lucky to have that”. Project Lifesaver International (PLI) was founded by public safety officers themselves, to bring about a solution that facilitates not just the speedy return of wanderers to their families, but the actual rapid location of the wanderers themselves — a strategy that greatly increases the chance that the wanderer will be found alive. “Project Lifesaver” team members are specially trained deputies that place personalized wrist bands containing radio transmitters on individuals who suffer from debilitating disease or autism to locate them should they wander away from home. Search times for those participating in the program have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has been an active participant in this program since 2005. For more information on this program, the public may visit the Sheriff’s Office website at www.shelbyso.com and click on the “Project Lifesaver” tab or visit Project Lifesaver International at www.projectlifesaver.org.

Homicide Investigation Update
2016-12-15

As we reported yesterday, at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday December 14, 2016, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 100 block of Sheffield Way, Highland Lakes subdivision, in northern Shelby County to investigate a report of a death. The victim has now been identified as Ms. Constance Leigh Woolweaver, 37 years of age, from Birmingham, Alabama. Deputies and investigators believe she died as the result of a homicide and that her death was not a random act. Sheriff Samaniego would like to reassure the residents of Highland Lakes and Shelby County in general, “I do not believe there is a related threat to any of the residents in Highland Lakes or other local communities related to Ms. Woolweaver’s death. Her intentional death was the result of a calculated act and our investigators are making progress identifying her killer. This was a senseless act and I am very saddened for her family and friends.”

Apparent Homicide Investigation
2016-12-14

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday December 14, 2016, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 100 block of Sheffield Way, Highland Lakes subdivision, in northern Shelby County to investigate a report of a death. Deputies and investigators believe the death was the result of a homicide. Investigators and the Shelby County Coroner's Office are still on the scene and continue to investigate the cause of the victim's death. This release will be updated tomorrow if more information is available. The public is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at (205)669-4181 if they have any information related to this tragic event. Tips may also be sent anonymously to the Sheriff's Office webpage at www.shelbyso.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link.

Christopher Lloyd Ray Arrested Monday, December 12, 2016
2016-12-12

On Monday, December 12, 2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m., 29 year old Christopher Lloyd Ray of 187 County Road 118, Jemison, AL, was re-arrested in the 500 Block of Duck Cove Rd, Shelby, AL, after an error in processing court documents resulted in his accidental release from jail on December 5th. Mr. Ray was arrested by Shelby County deputies and booked into the Shelby County Jail on charges stemming from an earlier arrest on November 3, 2016 from another jurisdiction. Among the charges were Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement and Reckless Endangerment. No additional charges are anticipated as a result of this incident and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the matter to determine the cause of the unintentional release. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Offices wishes to thank the public for their assistance in re-capturing this suspect quickly and without incident. 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.

For Immediate Release - Railroad Crossings Blocked
2016-12-10

At approximately 12:45 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2016, the railroad crossing at Chelsea Road (County Road 47) and County Road 39 and the crossing at County Road 440 are blocked due to mechanical problems. Shelby County Sheriff's deputies and Chelsea Citizens on Patrol (COP) are on scene directing traffic. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route on County Rd 51 if traveling east and use County Road 11 to County Road 36 if going west. Rail Road officials expect a 1 to 1 1/2 hour delay before repairs are completed. An update will provided as soon as it comes in.

 
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