Demopolis Arrest Reports: Feb. 19, 2018

Feb. 10 – Patrick A Griffin, 29, for Throwing/Shooting into Occupied Vehicle – DPD

Feb. 10 – Jeremy Griffin, 26, for Domestic Violence III – Tosco Road

Feb. 10 – Ashley S. Spencer, 23, for Assault-DV or Domestic Violence – East Pettus Street

Feb. 10 – Lakeisha Mullens, 26, for Contempt of Court – Mr. G’s

Feb. 11 – Lenzo Jones, 41, for Domestic Violence III/Simple Assualt and Contempt of Court – Creekridge Apartments

Feb. 11 – Denisha D. Dailey, 30, for Possession of Marijuna II – Buddy Griffith Drive South

Feb. 12 – Maurice L. Lynch, 29, for Theft of Property Fourth – Homeplace Suites

Feb. 15 – Tamaryon E. Smith, 28, for Domestic Violence III/Assault – Creekridge Apartments

Feb. 16 – Willie J. Reese Jr., 53, for Contempt of Court – Highway 43 South

Feb. 16 – Cledeshawn Charleston, 33, for Contempt of Court – East Monroe

Feb. 16 – Johnny L. Jackson, 48, for Contempt of Court – East Lyons Street

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Feb. 10, 2018

Jan. 25 – Dorian A. Murphy, 32, for Domestic Violence Criminal Mischief – Arcola Road

Jan. 28 – Leslie A Valenciaga, 42, for Theft of Property Fourth – Walmart

Jan. 29 – Javiya McGrew, 20, for Attempting to Elude a Police Officer – Quail Meadows

Jan. 29 – Tacorey Jefferson, 26, for Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace – Rainbow Circle

Jan. 30 – Telisa S. Coleman, 25, for Theft of Property Fourth/Giving False Identification to Law Enforcement – Highway 80 West

Jan. 30 – Jessica Hall, 28, for Theft of Property Fourth – Highway 80 West

Jan. 30 – Colby D. Lewis, 19 ,for Rape-Strong Arm/Sodomy 1st/Burglary-Residence-Force – Abe Brown Court

Jan. 31 – Brianna B. Brown, 23, for Robbery-Business-Other Weapon – DPD

Feb. 1 – Mark K. Gamble, 32, for Alias Writ of Arrest – Home Place Suites Apt. 54

Feb. 2 – Annie P. Adams, 29, for Marijuana-Possession – Holiday Cleaners

Feb. 2 – Jikayla C. Hardy, 18, for Disorderly Conduct/Distrubing the Peace – Tiger Lane

Feb. 3 – Kealan W. Whitt, 27, for Domestic Violence III – Crossgates Apt. 65

Feb. 4 – Jackson W. Ross, 25, for Failure to Appear – Hale County Jail Greensboro, Ala.

Feb. 5 – Walton E. Prescott, 32, for Assault-DV or Domestic Violence – Marengo Drive

Feb. 8 – Jose A. Velez, 43, for Domestice Violence III – Rosedale Drive

Demopolis PD arrests woman in Walmart theft case

On Jan. 30, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Telisa Sheqeater Coleman, age 25, for one (1) count of Theft of Property in the Fourth Degree and one (1) count of Giving False Indentification to a Law Enforcement Officer. Her arrest came after officers responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart about a female stealing several items from the store. The female was reported to have left the store after putting numerous items in a large plastic tote without paying for them.

Officers made contact with Coleman and three (3) other females along with a juvenile in the parking lot. All were charged with theft. The juvenile case was refferred to Marengo County Juvenile Office.

All were processed at the police department, but Coleman was later transported to the Marengo County Detention Center for a bond hearing.

Demopolis teen arrested for rape, burglary

On Jan. 30, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Colby De’Wayne Daniels Lewis, age 19 of Demopolis, on warrants from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the following charges:

One (1) Count of Rape

One (1) Count of Sodomy 1st

One (1) Count of Burglary

He was transported to the Marengo County Detention Center to await the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office.

Demopolis High senior killed in Friday car accident

Demopolis High senior Joshua Burrell was killed in a car accident Friday evening. Burrell is pictured here in a photo from April 2017. (Facebook)

A three-vehicle crash Friday, Feb. 2, claimed the life of a Demopolis teen. Joshua Deshan Burrell, 18, was killed when the 2012 Honda Civic he was driving was struck by a 2006 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer driven by Michael Dewayne Fudge, 47, of Dallas, Texas. Burrell, who was not using a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was involved after the initial collision. The crash occurred at 5:05 p.m. on U.S. 80 near the 28 mile marker, eight miles west of Demopolis. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Burrell was a senior at Demopolis High School and a beloved member of his class. The West Alabama Watchman extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Joshua Burrell as well as the entire Demopolis community.

Demopolis man dies from injuries sustained in car accident

Demopolis Public Safety Director Tommie Reese confirms that Earl Lee “Monk” Lewis, 52, of Demopolis has succumbed to his injuries following a traffic accident.

On Monday, Jan. 29 at approximately 6 p.m., the Demopolis police and fire departments were dispatched to a two vehicle accident with injuires at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and U.S. Highway 43.

Reese said that a tractor-trailer truck owned by Tuggle Trucking collided with a tan pickup truck, causing severe damage to the passenger’s side. Reese stated that the driver and the passenger of the pickup were transported by ambulance to Bryan Whitfield emergency room for treatment. Lewis was the passenger of the pickup truck. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the accident.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Reese asks the community to keep the Lewis and Mitchell families in its prayers.

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Jan. 25, 2018

Jan. 19 – Shyandra T. Brown, 22 – Robbery 2nd – Jefferson County/Birmingham

Jan. 20 – Lashundria M. Irving, 30 – DUI – Highway 80 East

Jan. 24 – Desmond Cobb, 25 – Contempt of Court – Pure Station 43 South

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Jan. 19, 2018

Jan. 2 – Nadiyah A. Pittman, 37 – Contempt of Court – DPD

Jan. 2 – Gregory C. Harbin, 30 – Criminal Trespassing III – Hilltop Circle

Jan. 4 – Matthew L. Crocker, 37 – Domestic Violence III – Bryan Whitfield ER

Jan. 5 – Diamond M. Richardson, 18 – Theft of Property III – DPD

Jan. 6 – Michael M. Brown, 28 – Assault – S. Walnut Ave.

Jan. 6 – Stefan Richardson, 19 – Minor in Possession of Alcohol – E. Pettus St.

Jan. 6 – Obie L. Richardson, 52 – DUI/Resisting Arrest/Buying or Receiving Stolen Property IV – Front. St.

Jan. 8 – Angela D. Rowser, 44 – Harassment/Menacing-Intimidation Only – DPD

Jan. 8 – Samuel P. Gracey, 28 – Contempt of Court – E. Washington St.

Jan. 14 – Anna K. Freeman, 44 – DUI – U.S. Highway 43 North

Jan. 17 – Ashley B. Whitcomb, 27 – Drug Paraphernalia (1st offense)/Possession of a Controlled Substance – Villa Apt. F1

Jan. 17 – Jerell J. Washington, 18 – Altering Firearm Identification or Possession of Altered Firearm/Possession of Sawed Off Rifle/Shotgun – Hilltop Circle

Jan. 18 – Shirlirica M. McGrew, 18 – Assault III – Cedar St.

Jan. 18 – Bethany L. Cox, 19, Assault III – DPD

Demopolis police investigating Edgemont homicide

Demopolis has apparently experienced its second homicide of 2017. On Dec. 28 at approximately 3:10 p.m. a Demopolis Police Department officer was attempting to serve papers on an individual at 1514 Queensbury Lane in Edgemont Village. Upon the officer’s arrival, a small child in the residence opened the door and state that someone had killed his mother. The officer gained access to the residence and discovered the body of Shannon Sharell Steele, 29, of Demopolis in a back bedroom.

Also in the room with the victim was the victim’s four-month-old child. Demopolis Fire and Rescue as well as AmStar EMS were called to the scene but the Steele had already succumbed to injuries from an apparent gunshot wound.

DPD Criminal and Crime Scene Investigators spent several hours at the scene talking to neighbors and collecting evidence. According to Demopolis Public Safety Director and Police Department Chief Tommie Reese, Steele’s body is being sent for an autopsy at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

The two children at the residence were not injured. Reese is asking the community to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers, especially in light of the holiday season.

Reese encourages anyone with any information pertaining to the case to call the Demopolis Police Department or TIP LINE at 334-289-3073 or 334-289-1475.

The homicide is the second of the year for Demopolis. The first occurred June 9 with the shooting death of 17-year-old Lauren Wright of Fairhope. The DPD arrested Dalton Jowers, 19, of Demopolis the following day. The two homicides of 2017 make only six since 2010.

Two arrested in Sunoco armed robbery

On Sept. 28 at approximately 6:45 a.m., the Demopolis Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at Sunoco Gas Station on U.S. Hwy 80 West. Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Tommie Reese said that upon Officers arrival they were informed that an unknown black male wearing a mask entered the service station armed with a handgun demanding money from the cashier.

The cashier gave him the money after which he made her sit on the floor before fleeing the store in a vehicle travelling east on U.S. 80. Chief Reese said DPD Officers were able to get a vehicle description from some video footage and from the cashier. It was determined that the suspects fled in a maroon color compact car with a light colored hood, and the vehicle’s tag number started with the number “36.” DPD Officers put out a (BOLO) to all neighboring law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for this vehicle and the suspects. Reese said approximately 20 minutes after putting the BOLO out, the Greensboro Police Department assisted by Hale County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle driving through the intersection of Alabama Hwy 25 and Alabama Hwy 69.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the suspects were detained for the Demopolis Police Department. Investigators from the Demopolis Police Department traveled to Greensboro, Alabama to meet with Greensboro Officers on the traffic stop. DPD Investigators were able to determine that these were the suspects involved in the armed robbery through evidence recovered in the vehicle. Both suspects were transported back to Demopolis where they were charged with One (1) Count of Robbery in the First Degree each.

Arrested were:

Durwood McAlpine, age 25 of Greensboro, Alabama

Demondte Pernell, age 23 of Greensboro, Alabama

Chief Reese said that he is so thankful the cashier was not injured in this ordeal. He thanked and commended Greensboro Police Chief Mike Hamilton and Hale County Sheriff Kenneth Ellis for the assistance provided by their departments and also commended DPD Officers and Investigators for a job well done.