Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Shots Fired in Grove Oak Community



For Immediate Release                                             August 21, 2015


                            Shots Fired in Grove Oak Community



            Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson reports that at about 4:00 am this morning the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about shots being fired and bullets hitting a residence on County Road 550. When deputies arrived at the residence it was dark and more shots were being fired from a nearby residence. At which time the deputies got the homeowners to safety and took cover themselves. The shooting lasted for about 30 more minutes. Deputies called in the DeKalb County SRT Team and Fort Payne City Police to come to assist. Once the shots ceased gas was shot into the residence, after a brief standoff Gregory Mark Bagwell, 53 of Grove Oak was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment.

            Sheriff Harris states “This was a dangerous situation and thanks to the deputies, SRT Team, Fort Payne Police Department, State Fire Marshal, Geraldine Police Department, Fyffe Police Department, DeKalb County Drug Task Force, DeKalb Ambulance Service, Grove Oak Fire Department and Air Evac we were able to get Bagwell in custody without incident. This is another example of how agencies working together can make a difference in the safety in DeKalb County.”

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Gregory Mark Bagwell