Man arrested after shootout with bounty hunters taken to jail, Mobile police say

Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 8:08 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2022 at 1:30 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Mobile police said 38-year-old Jerry Newburn, the man arrested after a shootout with bounty hunters on Tuesday and later hospitalized, was taken to the Mobile County Metro Jail on Thursday.

Jerry Brent Newburn
Jerry Brent Newburn(Mobile County Metro Jail)



MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police arrested a man on Tuesday after they said he was involved in a shootout with bounty hunters.

Officers said it happened around 6:30 a.m. at a home on Clearview Drive in the Belle Fountaine community.

The bounty hunters said they returned fire when the man started shooting at them. No one was hit by the gunfire.

Police said the man then barricaded himself inside the home. Mobile Police SWAT was called to the scene and able to get the man out of the house and into custody. Investigators said the man was high on drugs so he was taken to the hospital for 24 hours of observation. He is facing a reckless endangerment charge.

His name has not been released.


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