A Mentone man is now in custody – charged with firing shots at a DeKalb County Deputy in the midst of a disturbance call on Alabama 117. Law enforcement responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding someone firing shots near a home in the area. When the deputy arrived the man was in a tree line away from his residence, and as the deputy got out of his patrol car shots were fired in his direction – with two rounds striking the vehicle, and one striking a nearby tree.
The deputy immediately returned fire then called for backup.
The suspect went back inside his home and refused to communicate with anyone.
Several law enforcement agencies responded to the scene and blocked off the area with the man eventually coming out the back door of the home, and being taken into custody after a brief struggle.
The suspect, identified as 52 year old Carl B. Jones II, had a large tactical knife in one hand, while his other hand was in a coat pocket which contained a .38 revolver.
While securing the home for their safety and others in the area officers noticed a number of weapons and evidence of drug activity. The execution of a search warrant turned up a total of 13 firearms, along with methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Jones has been charged with Attempted Murder in addition to the Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, with Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.