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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Shelby County Resident Arrested on Multiple Counts of Rape and Sodomy

(Columbiana, AL) On September 2, 2021, 30-year-old Cleveland Summerville, of Chelsea, was arrested on eight felony charges involving sex crimes. Those charges are five counts of Rape 2nd and three counts of Sodomy 2nd. The arrest resulted from an initial report of Summerville allegedly having inappropriate contact with a juvenile. 


The subsequent investigation, with the assistance of Shelby County’s Child Advocacy Center- Owens House, and the District Attorney’s Office, lead to Mr. Summerville’s arrest. Shelby County Sheriff Samaniego commented on the investigation, stating, “Investigations of this nature are one of our highest priorities.”


Summerville has been released on bond totaling $120,000. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about the case to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 670-6000. You may also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777, or on their website at

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