Two arrested after FBI serves warrant in Owens Cross Roads released on own recognizance


UPDATE: The two people who were arrested during an FBI raid in Owens Crossroads on Friday have had their bonds reduced.

According to court documents, the home owner Melanie Mills and a 17-year-old, were both arrested for Obstructing Government Operations.

Court documents say that when FBI agents were trying to serve a search warrant, the two barricaded themselves in an upstairs bedroom.

Their bonds were originally set at $500. Monday the court released them both on their own recognizance.

The FBI has still not commented on why agents raided the home.

Original story below:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they were assisting with an FBI warrant search in Owens Cross Roads Friday morning.

When arriving at the house on Blackwell Court, News 19 staff saw guns drawn and some law enforcement in the woods behind the house wearing camouflage.

Tactical shots were fired into the home; neighbors tell News 19 they thought flashbangs had been used. The FBI later confirmed tear gas was used to enter the home after the person inside became uncooperative.

News 19 saw a woman being taken out of the house in handcuffs, but neighbors showed video of a younger man being arrested as well.

The FBI confirmed two people was arrested for obstructing justice, an Alabama violation.

Owens Cross Roads Police said while they aren’t part of the case, Chief Dobbins was on the scene and confirmed there was no danger to the community.

News 19 has reached out to the FBI for comment on the warrant search.

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