MCSO arrests suspect considered ‘armed and dangerous’

Deputies say Black was caught off Huggins Road after being bitten by a K9.
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 2:19 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2023 at 10:24 PM CST
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UPDATE: The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Patrick Black.

Deputies spent hours searching for Black in the Semmes area, putting several nearby schools on lockdown.

Deputies say Black was caught off Huggins Road after being bitten by a K9.

According to investigators Black went on quite the crime spree before being taken into custody.

Deputies say Black broke into two different homes and tried to steal a woman’s truck.

He’ll be sitting in Metro. The sheriff’s office has placed a hold on him for the felony charges he’s facing.

Deputies say it all started when Black broke into someone’s home off Jacquelynn Court around 1 p.m.

According to deputies Black broke in, attempted to steal a shotgun, but left it.

Investigators say not too far down the road Black continued to look for a way to escape.

Deputies say Black jumped into a woman’s truck on Carr Lane after the keys were left inside.

The gate was locked and Black was unable to leave taking off again.

A few miles away deputies say Black tried breaking into someone else’s home off Private Road 304.

According to investigators Black kicked in the screen door but was confronted by the homeowners, with a gun and fled.

As Black continued to avoid deputies several schools in the area went on lockdown.

A heavy law enforcement response at Mary G. Montgomery, Semmes Middle, and Semmes Elementary as they were dismissed one by one.

According to jail records, Black has a criminal history dating back to 2008 and served time in federal prison for being a convicted felon with a firearm.

He’s being charged with burglary, theft of property, resisting arrest, and attempting to elude.

Patrick Black
Patrick Black(Mobile County Metro Jail)


UPDATE: All schools in Semmes have been dismissed, officials said.



MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Patrick Black, who they say is armed and dangerous.

Black was last seen heading east on Carr Lane. All schools in the area were placed in “safe perimeter.”

School officials say Mary G. Montgomery High School, Semmes Middle School and Semmes Elementary School will have delayed dismissals. Semmes Middle will dismiss first, followed by Semmes Elementary then MGM. Buses and carpool will run late.

The MCSO say deputies responded to burglary in progress and and Black fled the scene.

Records show that Black is a convicted sex offender, having been convicted of “indecent liberties with a minor” in Kentucky. He also has an extensive rap sheet in Mobile County dating back to 2008, records indicate.

If you see Black, call the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office at 251-574-8633.


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