Michael Jackson

Feud Between Selma Activist and District Attorney Continues

Former State Senator Hank Sanders Demands a Retraction and Apology from District Attorney Michael Jackson

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The public feud between Selma activist Faya Rose — and Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson — takes a new turn. Now former state senator Hank Sanders has joined the fray. Toure — and her husband former State Senator Hank Sanders — responded differently to accusations of stealing made by District Attorney Michael Jackson. “I’m…

Three Suspects Charged in Shooting Death of Camden Teen

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Three people are behind bars in Wilcox County — charged in the shooting death of a Camden teenager. A quiet Sunday afternoon at West Gate Ballpark in Camden was interrupted by what police are calling — a shootout. Camden Assistant Police Chief Keldric Powell says the ALEA State Bureau of Investigation has been called in…

Perry Co. Man Sentenced to 9 Life Sentences for Sexually Abusing Girls

A Perry County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for sexually abusing teen girls. “He would sexually abuse them and then tell them he loved them, but if they told anyone he would kill them,” said District Attorney Michael Jackson. 49-year-old Tony Carver Simmons was sentenced to 9 life sentences that will be served concurrently.  He…

Selma Police Investigate First Murder of the New Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police are investigating the city’s first murder of 2019 — after a man is gunned down in a housing project. Police say officers responded to GWC Homes just after midnight Tuesday  and found a burning car and a wounded man laying in front of an apartment. Police believe someone set the man’s car on…

Undercover Operation Leads to Major Drug Bust in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Two Autauga County men are behind bars after an undercover operation leads to a major drug bust in Dallas County. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Jeremy Stubbs and Craig Plyler have each been charged with Trafficking meth — after agents break up a scheme to send a large quantity of meth through the…

Dallas Co. Man on Trial for 2012 Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County man is on trial for murder in the shooting death of a Selma man. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Jody Baldwin of Sardis shot and killed Dememtrius Johnson back in February of 2012. “These guys were just standing out talking and an uncle and Jody Baldwin were like ya’ll need to move…

Selma Man on Trial for 2012 Murder of Senior Citizen

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man is on trial for murder at the Dallas County Courthouse for the shooting death of an elderly man. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 35 year old Caleb Shaw shot and killed 72 year old Willie James Thomas back in April of 2012. He says Thomas was shot on Shelley Avenue as he…

Dallas Co. DA Asks Churches to “Adopt a Gang Member”

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson is calling on area churches to get involved in the fight against gangs. Its part of a program Jackson has developed to try and reduce gang activity in the area. The program calls on church congregations to “adopt a gang member” and provide them with a positive adult influence….