Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

FedEx truck overturns on I-22

:A truck is shown turned over on its left side following an accident on I-22.

HAMILTON — Traffic on Interstate 22 heading eastbound was held up for over an hour after a FedEx tractor trailer turned over onto its left hand side, blocking both lanes of traffic.
The accident took place on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 16, near Exit 3 on I-22.
Jordan Carter with the Byrd Fire Department stated BFD, Shottsville Fire Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Emergency Management Agency and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency all responded to the accident.


Deputy spikes speeder on I-22

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies assist the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in making an arrest after a high speed chase on I-22.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has again assisted the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in stopping crime on I-22 involving a high speed chase.
On Friday, Dec. 2, driver Zachary Holmes and passenger Demarco Buck were both arrested after a chase at speeds of over 100 miles per hour on I-22.
Holmes was driving a white Dodge Hellcat during the chase.

Collision with semi claims life of Winfield man

LYNN  -  The collision of a car and an 18-wheeler on Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, left a Winfield teenager dead. The driver of the semi-truck was transported for further treatment.
Cody Freeman, 19, the driver of a gold 2012 Chevrolet Cruz, was pronounced dead on the scene by Winston County Coroner Tracey Holley after Lynn Fire Department used the Jaws of Life on the vehicle to get to Freeman. Holley transported Freeman to the county morgue, authorities on the scene said.
Cody was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Burns and several other grandparents and relatives.

ALEA launches CodeRED system

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has launched a new high-speed notification system known as CodeRED, designed to notify residents of missing person alerts throughout the state.
ALEA unveiled the new system on Tuesday, May 25, to highlight National Missing Children’s Day.
“Our Alabama Fusion Center (AFC) will use the new state-of-the-art system to issue alerts in the event of a missing person and it will have the capability to quickly deliver essential information to citizens throughout the state or in a targeted area, depending on the situation,” Gov. Kay Ivey said.

Tractor-trailer collision claims life of Hamilton woman


By Scott Johnson
Managing Editor

Hamilton - A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:07 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, has claimed the life of a Hamilton woman.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Cheyenne Nichole Lawson, 43, was killed when the 2002 Jeep Liberty she was driving was struck head-on by a 2018 Freightliner.


ALEA urges residents to obtain their STAR ID

One year ago, Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Secretary Hal Taylor were urging Alabamians to obtain their STAR ID by Oct. 1.
However, in response to COVID-19, President Donald Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to obtain a STAR ID to Oct. 1, 2021.
This allows all citizens an additional year to obtain the more secure form of identification as government offices reopen, and pandemic-related health guidelines are lifted.

Missing cousins found in Brilliant

BRILLIANT -  The Marion County Sheriff’s Department, with the help of  Brilliant police and fire departments and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) safely rescued two missing male juveniles, 10 years old and 4 years old, in Brilliant on Thursday, April 2.
Along with the law enforcement agencies, 10 volunteer fire departments from the area quickly responded along with the Marion County Emergency Management Agency and Marion County Emergency Medical Service’s ambulance service.

Beaverton man killed in single-vehicle wreck

HAMILTON – A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Beaverton man.
According to State Trooper Cpl. Mark Stone, Mark Steven Downey, 63, was killed when his 1995 Dodge Ram pickup left the roadway and struck a tree.
The crash occurred early Friday morning, Jan. 17, at approximately 1:00 a.m. on County Road 35.
No further information was given as State Troopers continue to investigate.

One-vehicle accident claims life of Winfield woman

Brilliant -  A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Winfield woman.  
At approximately 6:50 am on Saturday, Aug. 31, a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Betty Jean Walker Sousy, 79, Winfield, was traveling north on Alabama State Route 233, approximately three miles east of Brilliant.  
The vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a tree.  
According to State Trooper Cpl. Mark Stone of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Hamilton Post, the driver, the only occupant, was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where she later died.