Arrest made for May shooting in Dale County
LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WTVY) - An investigation into a May shooting in Dale County has landed one Ozark resident behind bars.
The investigation stems from a fight started at a graduation party the night of May 28 in Elba. Level Plains Police Chief John Boy Summers, in speaking with us, described a disagreement that led to the altercation, which continued into the Enterprise area and then ended with gunfire.
Shots were sent into a home on Z Street in Level Plains, according to Chief Summers, where at least 4 residents at the home were recently dropped off into. Police found bullet entry through the front windows and door of the home, with those involved that night leaving the scene afterwards.
There were no deaths reported with the gunfire into the home. Casings found at the scene linked the model of gun used to AR semi-automatic rifles.
Two vehicles were linked to the scene, sparking an immediate investigation between the LPPD and Dale County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was able to identify two suspects.
One of those suspects, 18-year-old Darrell Davis III of Ozark, was apprehended on June 20, and booked into the Dale County Jail at 6:08 p.m. Levels Plains Police released a statement on Facebook confirming the arrest, with Davis charged Shooting Into Occupied Building.
Chief Summers says crime like this will not be tolerated in his town.
Summers tells News 4, “We will continue to move forward, to make people, or persons, that are responsible held accountable, and that’s going forward on any situation because people shouldn’t have to deal with situations like this that are trying to do the right thing, and have people like this come in and do this. We as the police department are the buffer for that, and we’re gonna stop it and hold you accountable for it.”
Davis sits in the Dale County Jail with a $200,000 bond.
The Level Plains Police Department is in contact with a second suspect, identified as a minor.
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