Fayette County

Suspect leads deputies on high-speed chase

Photo of Ricky Ray Sanders (Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

On Thursday, April 4, authorities received reports of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 43 at the Trading Post. Fayette County Sheriff Byron Yerby reported that an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) employee stopped to assist at the scene. However, the person involved in the accident seized the ALDOT vehicle and fled down Hwy. 43 toward Berry.

Bomb threat at Fayette County High School

Photo of Fayette County High School

On Monday around 9 a.m., Fayette County High School received an email of a bomb threat, according to Fayette County Sheriff Byron Yerby. The school immediately alerted authorities and everyone was safely evacuated from the area. Other Fayette County Schools were placed on a soft lockdown as a safety protocol. After a thorough search, the campus was cleared around noon. Yerby says that nothing was found during the search and the incident is under investigation. Fayette County High School resumed its normal operations on Tuesday, April 9th.

Suspect sought in daring daytime robbery

On Monday, April 1, The Fayette Police Department received reports of an attempted robbery at Check Into Cash located in Fayette. According to Assistant Police Chief Mark Allison, a white male entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money. Allison says at this time they have a person of interest and the investigation is still ongoing. Corporal Jordan Roberts is leading the investigation with the assistance of multiple agencies. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Fayette Police Department at (205) 932-5312.

Berry City Council meets

The Berry City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, April 1. The session was attended by all council members. The meeting commenced with a prayer led by Councilman Chris Lindsey, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Jimmy Madison proposed the approval of the minutes
from the March 4 meeting. The motion was approved with Councilman Russell Madison moving to accept and Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar seconding it.