DeKalb County Sheriff's Office DeKalb County Sheriff's Office DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
Like Us on Facebook!
Home Press Releases Sex Offenders Most Wanted Contact Us
Sign Up for Alerts
Administration
Calendar of Events
Chaplain's Corner
Chief Deputy's Page
DARE/SRO
Dispatch
DTF
Employment
E-News
Frequently Asked Questions
History of the Sheriff's Office
Hot Cases
Investigators
Jail
Inmate Roster
K-9
Kid's Corner
Mounted Unit
Patrol
Pistol Permits
Project Life Saver
Reserves
Road Conditions
RUOK
Sex Offender Division
Special Response Team
Warrants
Yellow Dot
Crime Tip HOTline 256-845-3801 - Submit via Email
Phone:
(256) 845-3801
(24 hours)
Email Map
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, Alabama 35968
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm
 
     
 
07/03/2014

Powell Shooting

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                 

July 3, 2014  

 

Powell Shooting

  

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

              

                Sheriff Harris reports the investigation of a shooting in Powell Wednesday. Cecil “Monty” Gant, 44 of Dutton was shot multiple times by a homeowner on Wigley Avenue in Powell. 911 received a call from a man reporting a person trying to get into his residence. The homeowner retrieved a revolver and shot the alleged intruder several times from inside the house. The suspect was able to leave the scene in a car driven by another person. It appears that all three persons involved in the shooting were familiar with each other. A record of ongoing threats and prior reports is being evaluated. The shooting victim was transported to DeKalb Regional where he was treated and air lifted to Huntsville Hospital. His condition was listed as critical at mid-night Wednesday. The shooter was transported to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and offered evidence of the ongoing threats from Gant. The investigation into these events is continuing and the case will likely be presented to a grand jury in the near future. The homeowner was released pending further action or information in this matter.

 
     © 2014 | DeKalb County Sheriff's Office | DeKalb County, Alabama
Site Design and Hosting by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc.