Man accused in Saraland standoff booked into jail
UPDATE: A man charged with two counts of attempted murder following a standoff in Saraland earlier this month will be held on $120,000 bond.
Prosecutors said Christopher Cavette fired in the direction of two Mobile County sheriff’s deputies as he barricaded himself in a house on Cleveland Road near McKeough Avenue.
If Cavette makes bond, he’ll be required to wear an electronic ankle monitor and attend alcoholics anonymous meetings. The judge also prohibited him from having a gun.
Christopher Cavette is charged with two counts of attempted murder.
According to investigators, Cavette fired in the direction of two Mobile County sheriff’s deputies.
Investigators say Cavette received mental health treatment first before being booked into Metro.
According to investigators, Cavette kept authorities at bay during an hours-long standoff on May 19, with gunfire erupting several times throughout the night.
The incident happened near Cleveland Road and McKeough Avenue.
Investigators said Cavette barricaded himself inside his home and opened fire on deputies several times. According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were there on a probate pick-up order. Tear gas was eventually deployed, and Cavette was later taken into custody, authorities said.
Lieutenant John Spivey said Cavette suffers from a mental illness and extreme paranoia, and desperately needed help.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
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