Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:
- Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested Monday after allegedly robbing a Hoover pizza delivery driver at gunpoint that afternoon. To heighten the tension, they used a BB gun that was a replica of an assault rifle with authorities saying it bore a striking resemblance to a Robinson Armament XCR short-barreled rifle. Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector stated that the robbery effort only netted the suspect $15 in cash. After the robbery, the suspects fled on foot, the victim called 911 and officers were able to locate the two males as well as the BB gun replica of an assault rifle in a backpack belonging to one of the teens. Police charged Christopher Deon Walton and An’ton Je’horma Lewis as adults with first-degree robbery. They are in the process of being transferred from the Hoover City Jail to the Jefferson County Jail where they will be held on $11,000 bond each.
- Jefferson County sheriff’s officials were able to make an easy arrest late Wednesday when a car break-in suspect drove up to the courthouse on an unrelated matter just moments after warrants were issued against him. The suspect, 30-year-old Caleb Gossett, had allegedly broken into three cars at the Pinson home of Jerrica Graves on Sunday morning. After Gossett fled in a green Chevrolet Z-71 pickup truck, Graves followed him. Gossett then fired shots from a handgun and Graves soon stopped following him and went home where she discovered that a handgun, cash and a baby stroller had been stolen from one of the vehicles. Graves posted surveillance photos of Gossett on Facebook. The Jefferson County Burglary Detail was assigned the case and soon discovered that the aforementioned green pickup truck had been reported stolen. When they contacted the owner of the vehicle, he said “he was unaware that the truck had been reported stolen and that he had not recovered it.” He then told deputies that his daughter and her boyfriend – now identified as Caleb Gossett – usually drove the truck. On Wednesday, deputies acquired warrants charging Gossett with three counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, and one count each of theft of second-degree property, third-degree theft of property, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. As they exited the courthouse, they saw Gossett – who had driven his girlfriend to the courthouse on an unrelated charge – pull up to the curb. He was immediately arrested and walked into the Jefferson County Jail where he remains with bonds totaling $300,000.
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