FORMER MPD OFFICER STEVIE RODGERS CONVICTED OF ENTICING A CHILD FOR IMMORAL PURPOSES

Montgomery County, Ala. – A Montgomery County jury has found former Montgomery Police Department Officer Stevie Rodgers guilty of Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes, District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced.

Rodgers was in uniform and on duty when he made sexually explicit remarks to a 15-year-old girl after ordering her into an empty residence. While alone with the minor, he propositioned her for sexual acts and gave her his cell phone number with instructions to call him later if she wanted to have sex with him.

Rodgers testified at trial and claimed that he was mentoring the victim in his capacity as a police officer and employing a “community policing technique.” He attempted to justify his actions by telling the jury that he was merely trying to “stoop to her level and talk to her in a way she would understand.”

Rodgers will be sentenced by Judge James Anderson on February 20, 2020. He faces a prison sentence of one to 10 years. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

District Attorney Daryl Bailey expressed his appreciation to Deputy District Attorneys Haley Steelman and Marianalyn Dennis, for their work on this case. He also thanked DA Investigators Terrance James and Andrew Magnus, as well as Detective Angela Young with the Montgomery Police Department, for their tireless efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case.

District Attorney Bailey said: “Law enforcement officers are some of the most trusted members of our society and must be held to the highest standard. Ninety-nine percent of them are exceptional officers who do a difficult job and do it well. However, when one of them abuses their power or violates the public trust, they will be held accountable. I want to thank the Montgomery Police Department for their investigation as well as their commitment to the prosecution and conviction in this case. I am proud that my office was able to obtain justice for this innocent victim. We will be seeking the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.”

Contact: Daryl Bailey, District Attorney (334) 832-7179

JACOBY BEAN CONVICTED OF ASSAULT FIRST DEGREE

Montgomery County, Ala. – A Montgomery County jury has found Jacoby Bean guilty of Assault First Degree for the October 2016 shooting of Kadarius Adams, District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced.

The shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Bean and the victim. Bean suspected that the victim broke into his house in the week leading up to the shooting. Bean approached the victim in the parking lot of an apartment complex before pulling a gun and shooting at him at least nine times. The victim was unarmed and was struck eight times.

Bean claimed self-defense and testified that he shot the victim after the victim produced a gun and pointed it in his direction. Eyewitness testimony contradicted that allegation and showed that the victim never produced any kind of weapon before he was shot. Bean was arrested four months after the shooting in possession of the gun used in the offense. He did not have a pistol permit and was out on bond for this offense at the time.

Bean was taken into custody when the jury returned their verdict and will be sentenced by Judge Brooke Reid on a date yet to be announced. He faces a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years.

District Attorney Daryl Bailey expressed his appreciation to Deputy District Attorneys Jasmyne Crimiel and Jonathan Morgan, for their work on this case. He also thanked DA Investigators John Brown and John Wilson, as well as Det. J.M. Bridge and the Montgomery Police Department for their tireless efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case.

District Attorney Bailey said: “The ongoing violent crime in our city must stop. I am thankful that my office was able to remove another violent criminal off the streets. This man took the law into his own hands and now he is locked up where he belongs. We will be asking that he be sentenced to the maximum term of 20 years in prison.”

Contact: Daryl Bailey, District Attorney (334) 832-7179

MPD Conducting Homicide Investigation

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after a body was discovered Sunday afternoon.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 5900 block of Monticello Drive on Sunday, Jan. 12, at about 1 p.m. in reference to a report of a deceased subject. At the scene, they located James Courtney McCord, 32, of Montgomery in a vehicle.

The cause of death initially was unknown. Further investigation and forensic evaluation determined that the victim had sustained a fatal gunshot wound. The circumstances remain under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time, and no additional information is available for release in connection to this continuing investigation.

Police ask individuals with knowledge of this shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831

Captain R.L. Duckett # 1173

Public Information Officer

Montgomery Police Department

 

MPD Conducting Homicide Investigation Following Early Morning Shooting

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the early morning shooting death of Erick Johnson, 19, of Montgomery.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 700 block of Coliseum Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 6, at about 1:30 a.m. in reference to a vehicle crash. At the scene, they located a vehicle that crashed into a pole. In the vehicle they located Johnson, the driver, who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that the shooting occurred near the location of the vehicle. The circumstances remain under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time, and no additional information is available for release in connection to this continuing investigation.

Police ask individuals with knowledge of this shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831.

MPD Arrests Suspect in February Homicide

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a suspect in the shooting death of Orangeal White, 42 of Montgomery and the attempted murder of an adult female that occurred on February 2, 2019.

MPD charged Elijah Reese, 17, of Montgomery with Capital Murder, Attempted Murder, and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle in the death of White and the attempted murder of the second victim. Reese was taken into custody on December 23, 2019, charged, and placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility where he will be held with no bond.

About 8:42 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 1200 block of Marlowe Drive in reference to a subject shot. There, they located two adult female victims who had sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. White later died from the injuries she sustained during the shooting. 

MPD’s investigation is continuing and there is no further information available for release at this time. Police ask individuals with knowledge of this shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831. 

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Lt. Jarrett Williams

Information and Intelligence Unit Commander

Montgomery Police Department

334-625-3775 (Desk)

MPD Investigating Fatal Friday Crash

MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that resulted in one fatality.

On Friday, December 20, 2019 at about 5:04 PM, Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the West Boulevard and Hayneville Road on a two vehicle crash involving a 1995 Ford Explorer and a 2001 Chevrolet Prism. The driver of the Explorer, Joseph Moore, 65, of Montgomery sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to UAB for further treatment. On Sunday, December 22, 2019 Moore was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The driver of the second vehicle received minor injuries.

MPD’s initial investigation indicates that the Explorer was traveling westbound on Hayneville Road when it collided with the Prism which was traveling north on the West Boulevard. The investigation is continuing as accident investigators work to determine the circumstances of the crash.

Lt. Jarrett Williams

Information and Intelligence Unit Commander

Montgomery Police Department

334-625-3775 (Desk)

MPD Investigating Fatal Crash

MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that resulted in one fatality.

On Sunday, December 22, 2019 at about 4:09 AM, Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the Northern Boulevard near Lagoon Park on a single vehicle crash involving a 2016 Toyota Camry. The driver, Michael Avery, 50, of Montgomery sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene. 

MPD’s initial investigation indicates that the Toyota was westbound on the Northern Boulevard when for some unknown reason it left the roadway striking a tree. The investigation is continuing as accident investigators work to determine the circumstances of the crash.

JORDAN THOMAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

Montgomery County, Ala. – Jordan Thomas has been sentenced to serve life in prison for the 2012 murder of Dennis Johnson, District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced. Judge J.R. Gaines sentenced Thomas this week after a second Montgomery County jury found him guilty after his original conviction was overturned when the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals held that the jury charges given by the Judge in his first trial were incomplete. Thomas was originally sentenced by Judge Charles Price to 75 years upon his previous conviction. 

The evidence at trial showed that the murder stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Thomas and the victim. Thomas approached and shot the victim while he was sitting on his friend’s porch before fleeing the scene and disposing of the murder weapon. Thomas again claimed self-defense and testified that he shot and killed the victim after the victim produced a gun and pointed it in his direction. Eyewitness testimony disputed that allegation and showed that the victim never produced any kind of weapon before he was shot. 

District Attorney Daryl Bailey expressed his appreciation to Deputy District Attorneys Scott Green, Shanitra Jackson, Ben Gibbons, and MaryLou Bowdre for their work on this case. He also thanked Investigators Andrew Magnus, Terrance James, John Brown, and John Wilson for their tireless efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case.

District Attorney Bailey said: “I am thankful that this dangerous criminal is once again off the streets of Montgomery. He will now be removed from our community for the rest of his life. Judge Gaines sent a strong message that this senseless violence in our community is unacceptable. The evidence proved that while awaiting his second trial he paid off witnesses and attempted to interfere with the prosecution of his case. Judge Gaines’ sentence demonstrates that we will neither accept, condone, nor tolerate attempts to hinder justice for victims in our county.”

Contact: Daryl Bailey, District Attorney

(334) 832-7179

MPD Investigating Fatal Weekend Crash

MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at about 4 a.m., Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the 1600 block of Maxwell Boulevard in reference to a single-vehicle crash involving a 2016 Chrysler 200. The driver, Sedrick Judkins, 22, of Montgomery and the passenger, Christian Miller, 21, of Montgomery both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD’s investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling west on Maxwell Boulevard when it left the roadway and struck a building. The investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing, and no further information is available for release at this time.

MPD Conducting Homicide Investigation

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Forensic investigator working at a crime scene

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the Thursday evening shooting death of Paul Joyner, 33, of Montgomery and the wounding of an adult female.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2800 block of Sixth Street at about 9:35 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 after receiving a report of a subject shot. There, they located Joyner inside a vehicle who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. An adult female was also located who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

MPD is investigating the circumstances that led to this fatal shooting. No arrests have been made at this time and no additional information is available for release in connection with this continuing investigation.

Police ask individuals with knowledge of this fatal shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 215STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000, or MPD at 625-2831.

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