Deputy Shot At
For Immediate Release
January 22, 2015
Deputy Shot At
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports the arrest of Carl B. Jones II, 52 of Mentone after a deputy was fired at during a disturbance call. Deputies responded to a 911 call on Alabama 117 east of Mentone reporting a man shooting a gun near a residence. When the deputy arrived on scene at 11:38pm the suspect was in a tree line away from his residence. The deputy exited his patrol vehicle and immediately began taking fire. Two rounds struck the patrol car and 1 round went over the windshield and struck a tree. The deputy returned fire and backed out of the scene as backup neared the area. Officers were able to secure the scene as the suspect went inside his residence and refused to communicate with officers. Officers from Mentone, Fort Payne, Alabama State Troopers, Henagar, Ider, Sylvania, and Chattanooga County, Georgia assisted in securing the scene and blocking 117 during the standoff. Members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office SRT approached the residence after movement in house was noticed. Jones exited the residence from a rear door and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. When arrested, Jones had a large tactical knife in his hand and his other hand in a coat pocket which contained a .38 revolver. While securing the residence for officer’s safety several weapons were noticed as well as evidence of drug activity. Investigators and Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant on the premises and found 13 firearms, Methamphetamines, Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia. Jones was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center where he remains awaiting bonds. Jones is currently charged with Attempt Murder, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana II, Receiving Stolen Property II, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No injuries occurred during this incident.
Harris states “This call is a prime example of how dangerous it is out there. This deputy was careful in his approach to the scene but still almost got shot. I appreciate all the other officers who came to assist in this call. Our officers did a great job of taking Mr. Jones into custody without serious injury. This could have ended much worse. Any time you have drugs and firearms it is very dangerous for everyone involved. I’m glad this ended the way we wanted it to.”