As an experienced Birmingham criminal defense lawyer, I have the skills to represent individuals charged with crimes ranging from petty theft to grand larceny, assault to murder. As an Alabama criminal attorney, I firmly believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law — it's everyone's constitutional right. I recently read a news account by the Press-Register detailing Mobile's 10 most wanted suspects for various crimes.
According to that article, this list of fugitives includes individuals wanted in connection with murder, assault and robbery, among other offenses. One of the men on this list is a 17-year-old boy who has been charged with fatally shooting his cousin in a park in Theodore, AL. Another allegedly beat up a friend for keeping him from driving drunk.
In all cases, the city of Mobile considers these people fugitives from the law. According to the city's chief of police, Phillip Garrett, they each have “committed serious felony crimes and owe a debt to society." Some of those individuals and their alleged crimes are included here:
- Lamont Jermaine Fagan, 28 — charged with murder in connection with the early-morning August 13 shooting death of Rickey Deloach in the Josephine Allen public housing community. Two other men are reportedly already in jail regarding this crime.
- Markus Dewayne Lee, 17 — accused of shooting his cousin, Blake Davis, at a park on Diamond Road in Theodore. The victim was reportedly trying to break up a fight when he was allegedly shot by Lee.
- LaDerrick Kevon Davis, 29 — named in five counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, authorities say he has active warrants charging possession of burglar's tools and possession of a controlled substance. The five auto break-ins of which Davis is accused allegedly took place in recent months at Chantilly's nightclub on Airport Boulevard.
- Thomas Crooke, 23 — charged with second-degree assault, accused of punching and kicking a friend who attempted to stop him from driving away from the Whiskey Night Club because he was drunk. The friend suffered a broken shoulder and nose, according to the warrant.
- Willie Lionel Williams, 23, — accused of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault after an individual was robbed and shot in the leg at the VIP Barber Shop on St. Stephens Road in June. Warrants also are on file against Williams for second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and first-degree possession of marijuana.
Mobile's 10 Most Wanted includes 2 murderers, 4 robbers and man who beat up, AL.com, September 10, 2009