District Attorney Michael Jackson

Reward Offered in Unsolved Murder of Selma Senior

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A $5000 dollar reward is now being offered in the unsolved 2021 murder of a Selma senior citizen. Seventy-six year old Estella Smith was shot to death in her apartment last June. However, after 10 months of investigation — there has still been no arrest in the case. Annette Smith is Estella’s daughter. “She was…

Montgomery Man Gets 20 Year Sentence in Dallas Co. Robberies

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Montgomery man is sentenced to 20 years in prison — after he pleads guilty to two robberies in a Dallas County court. Eighteen year old Jamarcus Hatcher was about to go on trial — for two counts of armed robbery — when he pleaded guilty instead. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Hatcher and another…

Deputy Involved Shootout Under Investigation in Dallas Co.

From the Alabama Newsroom– The ALEA State Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Friday morning shootout involving deputies with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. District Attorney Michael Jackson says a group of rowdy suspects in a car — fired on police — who then returned fire. He says the suspects managed to get away — after they jumped out of…

Orrville Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin Indicted on Ethics Charges

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County grand jury has indicted the mayor of the town of Orrville on ethics charges. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Mayor Louvenia Lumpkins — is charged with using her office — for personal gain. “It’s an unfortunate situation, but nobody is above the law,” said Jackson. “A lady donated a home to the…

Selma Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 12

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man pleads guilty to the sexual abuse of a child — just before he was about to stand trial for the crime. District Attorney Michael Jackson says a jury was being selected for the trial — when Terrance Sanders of Selma decided to plead guilty instead. “He did a blind plea, which means…

DA Michael Jackson Sworn-in as New President of The Alabama District Attorneys Association

The Alabama District Attorneys Association swore in a new president. District Attorney Michael W. Jackson of the 4th Judicial District will serve as President of the Alabama District Attorneys Association (ADAA) 2021-2022.   This is a historic moment as DA Jackson is the first African- American President of the Association. DA Jackson, awarded the Alabama District Attorney of the Year…

Valley Grande Shooting Suspect Charged with Capital Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The investigation continues into a shooting in Valley Grande that left one man dead — and another man charged with capital murder. The shooting happened at around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Moseley’s Trailer Park. Investigators say 26 year old Demetrius Shaw — shot 21 year old Arthur Sturdivant, Jr. — over a hundred dollars….

In-Court Jury Trials Resume in Dallas County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Things are slowly starting to get back to normal around the state — after COVID-19 shut down activities that required people to gather in confined spaces. The judicial system slowed to a crawl due to COVID-19. Non-jury trials continued during the pandemic — but jury trials completely stopped. The wheels of justice are said to…

Selma Man Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Felony Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man gets two consecutive life sentences — after pleading guilty to two counts of felony murder. But the victims’ families don’t like the deal — and are unhappy with the outcome. Thirty-five year old Beonridge Bradley shot and killed Kervina Woods — his estranged wife — as well as Donyea’ Williams back in…