District Attorney Michael Jackson

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…

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…