MENTONE, Ala. (WHNT) — A man is in jail, accused of firing shots at a sheriff’s deputy in DeKalb County. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says Carl B. Jones II faces a slew of charges.
Sheriff Harris said a deputy responded to a call late Wednesday night at Highway 117 near Mentone.
Someone called 911 to report a man shooting a gun nearby. The deputy arrived at 11:38 p.m. and spotted the man near some trees away from his home.
The man shot at the deputy as soon as he got out of his patrol car, the Sheriff said. Two shots hit the patrol car and one went over the windshield and struck a tree.
The deputy returned fire and backed away as other help rushed there. The man went inside his home.
Officers from numerous departments helped secure the scene and blocked traffic on Highway 117 during the standoff, including officers from Mentone, Fort Payne, Alabama State Troopers, Henagar, Ider, Sylvania, and Chattanooga County, Georgia.
After a time, Jones came out through a rear door. He was arrested after a brief struggle. Sheriff Harris said Jones had a large tactical knife in one hand, and his other hand was in a coat pocket which contained a .38 revolver.
Investigators found a number of other weapons at the home. They confiscated 13 firearms, methamphetamines, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Jones, 52, of Mentone, is charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the DeKalb County Detention Center.
No one was hurt.
“This call is a prime example of how dangerous it is out there. This deputy was careful in his approach to the scene but still almost got shot. I appreciate all the other officers who came to assist in this call,” said Sheriff Harris. “Our officers did a great job of taking Mr. Jones into custody without serious injury. This could have ended much worse. Any time you have drugs and firearms it is very dangerous for everyone involved. I’m glad this ended the way we wanted it to.”