- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

MENTONE, Ala. (AP) - A northeast Alabama man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he fired shots at a sheriff’s deputy responding to a call.

The Daily Sentinel reports that 52-year-old Carl B. Jones II of Mentone, near the Alabama-Georgia line, was arrested Wednesday after someone called 911 to report gunfire near a home.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says someone hiding in the trees began shooting at the deputy as soon as he arrived. The deputy returned fire and retreated as the suspect went inside the house, which was soon surrounded by assisting officers.

Harris says Jones was arrested as he exited a back door with one hand in a coat pocket that concealed a revolver. No one was injured. It was not immediately known if Jones had an attorney.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro, https://www.thedailysentinel.com

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