MCSO: Man faces domestic violence charges after SWAT team resolved “situation” in Madison County home

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. -- Deputies report Tuesday a Madison County man is in custody after what they call a domestic violence situation. They tell WHNT a SWAT team did use less-lethal devices when they made entry.

Dirk Aaron Shewell (Courtesy: Madison County Jail)


Dirk Aaron Shewell, 49, faces three charges July 17: a First-degree Domestic Violence, First-degree Domestic Violence by Strangulation and First-degree Unlawful Imprisonment charge, according to a tweet by the MCSO.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office says they received calls around 12:30 a.m. from a  woman who escaped from the "situation" on the 300 block of Brasfield Drive. They add the man refused to come out of the home after he barricaded himself for a four-hour negotiation.

The unidentified 46-year-old woman ran to a neighbor's home and called 911.

Deputies say she was severely injured. "Shewell had her bound to where she wasn`t able to get away from the room. She had serious injuries to her face and the there were blunt forced type injuries across pretty much all of her body," Lt. Donny Shaw explained.

She's being evaluated at a local hospital.

Shewell was booked into the Madison County Jail at 5:12 a.m. His bond was set at $50,000. It is now up to $77,500.

He was arrested on probable cause, according to the Office via Twitter.

Brasfield is located north of Huntsville off Highway 53.

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