UPDATED: Man arrested following shootout with deputies
A Luverne man has been charged with attempted murder following a shootout with Crenshaw County Deputies in west Crenshaw County last night.
Yancey Joel Kelley, a 35-year-old resident of the Black Rock community, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault, one count of third-degree domestic violence (assault), and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.
At 8:32 p.m. last night, 911 received a call about a domestic disturbance at 1786 Black Rock Road, and deputies responded and met with the victim at a neighbor’s residence.
The deputies then went to the residence and shined their flashlights at the suspect.
“Then the offender opened fire on deputies with an assault rifle,” said Deputy Earl Thompson. “That’s when the ‘double zero’ call went out, which is any and all available units.”
Bullets struck one patrol car approximately 18 times, and one deputy suffered a minor injury from shrapnel.
“After deputies returned fire, the suspect dropped the weapons outside the window and surrendered,” Thompson said.
The suspect was taken to the Crenshaw County Jail, where he is currently being held.