District Attorney Michael Jackson

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…

Suspect Wanted in Dallas Co. Coach’s Death Captured in Montgomery

From the West Alabama Newsroom– U.S. Marshals capture the suspect wanted for the murder of a beloved Dallas County basketball coach. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Jerry Johnson was caught Tuesday at a residence in Montgomery. “He was found at a female’s home,” Jackson said. “And as you know how the Marshals work, no matter where you are — no…

Rash of Shootings Spark a Crackdown in Uniontown

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A rash of shootings in Perry and Hale counties — leads to a crackdown on illegal guns, drugs and gang activity in the area. “We gotta get these gunslingers off the street.” District Attorney Michael Jackson has mobilized the Regional Task Force — to try and put a stop to a recent spike in gun…

Two Law Enforcement Officers Indicted in Dallas County

Two law enforcement officers in Dallas County have been indicted on several charges. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said the Grand Jury of Dallas County indicted former Selma Police Department Detective Matthew Blaine Till and Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy John Nicholas Taccone. Till and Taccone are facing a felony charge of assault in the second degree, and two Class…

Political Ad Sparks High Profile Public Feud in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma attorney and activist Faya Rose Toure — and Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson — are publicly feuding over a political ad. Toure and Jackson are hurling accusations and insults at each other — over a $200 political ad that Jackson bought for his wife — in the Jubilee newspaper. However, Jackson says —…

Former Long-Time State Representative James Thomas Has Died

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Former long-time State Representative James Thomas has died. Thomas passed away over the weekend. Former state senator Hank Sanders — and former state representative James Thomas — served close to 30 years together in the state legislature. “And we worked to help lift Dallas County, and Wilcox County and Lowndes County,” said Sanders. Thomas represented…

Public Warned to Be On Guard Against Mask Scams

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson is warning the public — to be on-guard against scams during the pandemic. Jackson says scam artists are looking to take advantage of people. And he wants the public to be aware — and stay alert. “Be careful!” Jackson warns some scams involve face masks. “One of the things is…