For Immediate Release August 30, 2016
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On August 26th at approximately 8:15pm the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Crossville Police Department and Alabama State Troopers responded to a 911 call of a shooting on County Road 386 in the Aroney community. The victim James Harold Burns, 55 of Boaz was shot in the lower leg by Max William Pope, 47 of Boaz. Pope was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Assault with more charges pending the investigation. Pope was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center where he is awaiting bond.
Sheriff Harris says “Deputies continued to work on this case and if anyone has any information on this case please call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801 or go to our website at www.dekalbcountysheriff.org.”
Max William Pope