Shooting Reported; Valley Head Man Arrested

On Friday, February 26th, DeKalb County Sheriff Deputies and Sylvania Police Officers responded to a shooting at a residence on County Road 233 between Sylvania and Rainsville.

Before officers arrived, the caller reported that the suspect had left the scene in a silver Chevrolet Corvette.  Fort Payne Police Officers and deputies located the vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of County Road 85 and County Road 749, due to the suspect losing control of the vehicle.

The male and female subjects exited the vehicle and ran into a wooded area, but thanks to the help from some observant motorists, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Officers with the Fort Payne, Valley Head and Mentone Police Department’s apprehended the subjects within minutes.  John Christopher Shea Hunter (38 of Valley Head) was charged with Assault 2nd and Discharge Firearm-Building/Train.