TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Pell City man is being held in the Talladega County Metro Jail on a $200,000 bond after being charged with the attempted murder of Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies and Moody police officers.
Jacob Nathaniel Todd, 27, was transferred to the Talladega County Jail from the St. Clair County Jail in Pell City on Wednesday.
According to Sgt. Mike Jones of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and Moody police were attempting to serve a St. Clair County warrant on a felony assault charge dating to Aug. 23, 2017. Deputies had received word Todd was hiding out in a camper on Wright Lane just outside of Sylacauga.
Todd allegedly opened fire on the deputies and police officers as they approached the camper. No one was hit.
A chemical irritant was eventually fired into the camper, and Todd eventually surrendered. He was first arrested on the assault warrant and taken to jail in St. Clair County, Jones said.
Attempted murder with a firearm carries a penalty of 20 to 99 years or life in prison upon conviction.