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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Stand-off With Two Hostages

Birmingham Police Department

I managed to grab some shots of a police stand-off in the Roebuck area yesterday. It was pretty exciting because I was there before the TAC team and got to watch the parade of police units and command vehicles. I was very impressed, to say the least.

Birmingham's finest handled the stand-off in a professional manner and because of that the situation ended peacefully.

Great job!

Birmingham News

Escapee cornered, surrenders
Bounty hunters looking for someone else called police
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
News staff writer

A jail escapee was cornered in a house in eastern Birmingham for three hours Monday before surrendering peacefully to a waiting police tactical team.

Johnathan Davis, 20, escaped from his Blount County jailers on July 23, Blount Chief Deputy Lonnie Staton said Monday.

"He was an inmate worker,"Staton said. "He was out mowing grass and he just walked off."

Davis was initially arrested there on a third-degree theft charge and was going to be allowed to sign his own bond after he served 30 days in jail, Staton said. He took off on his 18th day of incarceration and now faces at least one felony charge.

Authorities said bounty hunters looking for someone else encountered Davis inside 213 Killough Springs Road Monday morning and realized he, too, was wanted.

One of the bounty hunters devised a ruse to keep Davis there until police arrived. The bounty hunter told Davis they would take his truck to go buy drugs, but the bounty hunter pretended the truck was broken down.

While he and Davis worked on the truck to get it started, the other bounty hunter called police. When patrol officers arrived just before 11 a.m., Davis saw them, ran inside and refused to come out. (more...)

Command Center arriving...

Commanding officers entering the Command Center...

TAC Team unloading...

Bomb Squad and SWAT Command Center arrive...

SWAT Command Center...

Birmingham Bomb Squad...


At 8/24/2005 11:49:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is great to see how hard our tactical unit and other officers work to maintain our safety. Thacnks to everyone of you.

At 9/11/2005 12:04:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the excellent work done by the dispatchers to get them there!!!!

Thanks for the cool shots Dave

At 9/11/2005 12:52:00 PM , Blogger DAVE911 said...

Thanks for the great job you did on the radio! Birmingham is lucky to have you.


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