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Suspended Jefferson Co. district attorney found guilty of perjury

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A Jefferson county jury today convicted suspended District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson of perjury. [caption id="attachment_47159" align="alignleft" width="300"] Charles Todd Henderson (Photo by Sam Prickett)[/caption] Gov. Kay Ivey now must appoint someone to fill the term of the Democrat elected in November. Henderson was charged with perjury in connection with his ...

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Vestavia Hills man dies in car wreck on I-459 near Bessemer

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A Vestavia Hills man died Thursday morning in a single-vehicle car wreck that occurred on Interstate 459. John Benjamin Bonifay, 68, was pronounced dead at 7:38 a.m. Thursday, according to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates. Yate said the accident took place in the southbound lane of I-459 at the I-20/I-59 interchange adjacent to McCalla and Bessemer. Boni ...

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Second man drops to death from Vestavia Hills retirement home in a one-month period

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A man dropped to his death from a Vestavia Hills retirement home today, marking the second time in the last 30 days that a man fell to his death from the Mount Royal Towers retirement facility. Authorities investigating the death said the man fell about seven stories. According to a report from Carol Robinson, a 61-year-old man who lived on the ninth floor in the indepe ...

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Teen struck in hit-and-run incident; vehicle believed to be a white Mercedes-Benz sedan

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 6700 block of Alabama Highway 79 to investigate a report of a pedestrian struck. Authorities arrived to find the 18-year-old male victim laying by the road suffering serious injuries. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. He ...

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Sheriff’s K9 team tracks down Bessemer armed robbery suspect

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A 21-year-old Bessemer man was taken into custody for robbery and burglary Thursday afternoon after being tracked down by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department K9 teams. Just after noon on Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 100 block of Poole Drive in Sylvan Springs. It was reported that an armed suspect had just fle ...

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Sheffield woman, 26, dies in wreck near Muscle Shoals after being ejected from vehicle

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A single vehicle crash at 2 a.m. today claimed the life of a Sheffield woman. Tiela Ann Curry, 26, was travelling North on LaGrange Road when her 2003 Ford Escape left the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned approximately five miles south of Muscle Shoals. Curry was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Helen Keller hospital where she died at approximately 6 a. ...

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UPDATE: Man shot dead by Birmingham police officers in Roebuck identified

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A Roebuck man on Thursday was shot dead by two Birmingham police officers responding to a domestic violence call at a residence in the Roebuck community. Prior to being shot, the man reportedly retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun as the officers deployed their tasers after the suspect refused to comply with verbal commands to show his hands. Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coron ...

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Man convicted in Montgomery policeman’s murder to be executed tonight

From Trussville Tribune ATMORE — Twenty years after Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon was killed while on duty, the man convicted in his murder is set to be put to death tonight, according to Al.com. This comes after a temporary stay was granted by a federal judge on Monday. [caption id="attachment_47112" align="alignleft" width="300"] Torrey McNabb. Photo from the Alabama Department of Corrections. ...

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Suspect in shooting death of Wylam man on his porch now in custody

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Police have arrested a suspect in the homicide of a man who succumbed to an injury after he was shot in the leg on his front porch in the Wylam neighborhood of Birmingham. Marcus Deontae Jones, 30, has been charged in the death, according to a report from Carol Robinson. [caption id="attachment_47092" align="alignleft" width="240"] Marcus Deontae Jones, 30, ...

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82-year-old Dora man charged with sexually abusing 2 young girls

  From Trussville Tribune staff reports An 82-year-old Dora man has been charged with sexually abusing two female victims under the age of 12. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 14 received credible information that two young girls had been abused by an adult suspect. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Youth Services Division began an investigation and identified the suspect as William C. Christe ...

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