Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
Phone:
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Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
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8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
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05/18/2015

Accidental Deaths

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                 May 18, 2015  

 

Accidental Deaths

 

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            Sheriff Jimmy Harris report that on May 15th the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a truck being in a field near the High Point Community. When Deputies and Investigators arrived on the scene they noticed a male in the driver seat of the truck. We are unable to release the name of the male at this time, some family members have been notified but not all. The male subject was pronounced dead at the scene and his body will be transported to Huntsville for an autopsy at the Alabama Department of Forensics Science. The cause of death looks to be an accidental overdose. This case is still ongoing.

On May 17th the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a 13 year old boy in Collinsville being shot. A relative to the boy was in the residence with a gun that accidently discharged. When DeKalb Ambulance Service, Deputies and Investigators arrived on the scene the boy was transported to the DeKalb Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. After consulting with District Attorney the boy will be transported to Huntsville for an autopsy at the Alabama Department of Forensics Science.

Sheriff Harris states “This is a terrible situation for both families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family members involved with these tragic deaths. Thank you to the DeKalb Ambulance Service for their quick response on the scene and to the Deputies and Investigators for doing a good job on working these cases.”