SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA- On March 23, 2020 at around 6:40 pm the Scottsboro Police Department received a call in reference to “shots fired” in the 100 Block of Happiness Drive. Officers arriving on the scene discovered that multiple bullets had been fired into an occupied dwelling, with no reported injuries. Officers were able to obtain and put out a description of the suspect’s vehicle.
According to Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips, early Sunday, March 22, 2020, James Hunter Scott, age 25 with a Stevenson address, walked into the Bridgeport Police Department and stated he had shot a man in Jasper, Tennessee. Three Jackson County deputies and one investigator responded and made the arrest in Alabama, and held Scott in the Jackson County Jail for Tennessee. He was extradited to Tennessee that evening.
Highlands Medical Center, in coordination with city and county agencies, is preparing a drive-thru screening and collection site for patients with a physician order for influenza and COVID-19 testing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2020
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Highlands Medical Center is implementing visitation restrictions for hospital patients, effective immediately.