By Chase Holmes, News Reporter
HOOVER — Carlee Russell was booked into Hoover City Jail and freed on bond Friday afternoon, July 28.
Russell is charged with false reporting to law enforcement authorities and falsely reporting an incident, both Class A misdemeanors. Hoover Police Chief Dervis said Carlee was booked into their jail as of noon Friday within “the last hour.”
Chief Nick Derzis said he is disappointed that Russell is only being charged with two misdemeanors and said he will speak to legislators about elevating the level of legal recourse for false reporting.
Attorney General Steve Marshall later took the podium and said his department will “determine whether or not any additional charges need to be brought.” Marshall said it was not uncommon for his office to become involved in similar cases.
Chief Dervis said they have not yet been able to determine where Carlee was while she was reportedly missing.
Asked about next steps, Chief Derzis said that they will work with the attorney general’s office to bring the charges against Russell.