Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
Phone:
EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hours:
256-845-3801
Crime Tip:
256-845-3801
Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
8:00am - 3:45pm
07/03/2014

Powell Shooting

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                 

July 3, 2014  

 

Powell Shooting

  

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

              

                Sheriff Harris reports the investigation of a shooting in Powell Wednesday. Cecil “Monty” Gant, 44 of Dutton was shot multiple times by a homeowner on Wigley Avenue in Powell. 911 received a call from a man reporting a person trying to get into his residence. The homeowner retrieved a revolver and shot the alleged intruder several times from inside the house. The suspect was able to leave the scene in a car driven by another person. It appears that all three persons involved in the shooting were familiar with each other. A record of ongoing threats and prior reports is being evaluated. The shooting victim was transported to DeKalb Regional where he was treated and air lifted to Huntsville Hospital. His condition was listed as critical at mid-night Wednesday. The shooter was transported to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and offered evidence of the ongoing threats from Gant. The investigation into these events is continuing and the case will likely be presented to a grand jury in the near future. The homeowner was released pending further action or information in this matter.