Man Charged with Killing Alabama Police Officer Had Evaded Jail Time, Despite Frequent Brushes with the Law

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Published on December 10, 2019 - Duration: 01:52s

Man Charged with Killing Alabama Police Officer Had Evaded Jail Time, Despite Frequent Brushes with the Law

The man charged in the shooting death of Huntsville Police Department officer Billy Clardy III has a long criminal record, dating back more than two decades.


Man Charged with Killing Alabama Police Officer Had Evaded Jail Time, Despite Frequent Brushes with the Law

LAJEROMENEY BROWN'S CRIMINALHISTORY IN TENNESSEE STARTS INHISTORY IN TENNESSEE STARTS IN19-97 -- WHEN HE PLEADED GUILTY19-97 -- WHEN HE PLEADED GUILTY19-97 -- WHEN HE PLEADED GUILTYTO ATTEMPTED MURDER AS ATO ATTEMPTED MURDER AS ATO ATTEMPTED MURDER AS AJUVINELLE.

THE FIRST TIME HEJUVINELLE.

THE FIRST TIME HEJUVINELLE.

THE FIRST TIME HEFACED DRUG AND EVADING ARRESTFACED DRUG AND EVADING ARRESTFACED DRUG AND EVADING ARRESTCHARGES WAS INCHARGES WAS IN2006.

FAST FORWARD TO 20-13.2006.

FAST FORWARD TO 20-13.BROWN WAS ARRESTED IN PART OF ABROWN WAS ARRESTED IN PART OF ABROWN WAS ARRESTED IN PART OF AFEDERAL DRUG ROUND UP INFEDERAL DRUG ROUND UP INFEDERAL DRUG ROUND UP INCHATTANOOGA.

OFFICIALS NAMED HIMCHATTANOOGA.

OFFICIALS NAMED HIMCHATTANOOGA.

OFFICIALS NAMED HIMAS ONE OF THE CITY'S MOSTAS ONE OF THE CITY'S MOSTAS ONE OF THE CITY'S MOSTDANGEROUS CRIMINALS AT THE TIME.DANGEROUS CRIMINALS AT THE TIME.DANGEROUS CRIMINALS AT THE TIME.HE PLEADEDHE PLEADEDGUILTY IN 20-15 TO DISTRIBUTINGGUILTY IN 20-15 TO DISTRIBUTINGCRACK.

HE WAS SENTENCED TOCRACK.

HE WAS SENTENCED TOCRACK.

HE WAS SENTENCED TOFEDERAL PRISON FOR 41 MONTHS.FEDERAL PRISON FOR 41 MONTHS.FEDERAL PRISON FOR 41 MONTHS.RECORDS SHOW HE WAS RELEASED INRECORDS SHOW HE WAS RELEASED INRECORDS SHOW HE WAS RELEASED IN20-16.

HE WAS OUT IN 20- 18 ON20-16.

HE WAS OUT IN 20- 18 ON20-16.

HE WAS OUT IN 20- 18 ONFEDERAL PROBATION THEFEDERAL PROBATION THEFEDERAL PROBATION THENEXT TIME HE HAD A RUN IN WITHNEXT TIME HE HAD A RUN IN WITHNEXT TIME HE HAD A RUN IN WITHLAW ENFORCEMENT.

IN FEBRUARY OFLAW ENFORCEMENT.

IN FEBRUARY OF20-18 HE WAS STOPPED AT A BORDER20-18 HE WAS STOPPED AT A BORDERCHECKPOINT NEARCHECKPOINT NEARLAREDO, TEXAS.

DURING A SEARCHLAREDO, TEXAS.

DURING A SEARCHAGENTS SAY THEY FOUND A .40AGENTS SAY THEY FOUND A .40CALIBER PISTOL.

HE WAS INDICTEDON A CHARGE OF BEING A FELON INON A CHARGE OF BEING A FELON INPOSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

BUT HISPOSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

BUT HISPOSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

BUT HISLAWYERS ARGUED IN MAY 2018 THELAWYERS ARGUED IN MAY 2018 THELAWYERS ARGUED IN MAY 2018 THESEARCH OF BROWNS VEHICLE WASSEARCH OF BROWNS VEHICLE WASIMPROPER.

A MONTH LATER, FEDERALPROSECUTORS IN TEXAS DROPPED THEPROSECUTORS IN TEXAS DROPPED THECHARGES.

IN AUGUST 2018,CHARGES.

IN AUGUST 2018,CHARGES.

IN AUGUST 2018,PROSECUTORS SAY HE WENT ON APROSECUTORS SAY HE WENT ON APROSECUTORS SAY HE WENT ON AHOME INVASION SPREE INHOME INVASION SPREE INHOME INVASION SPREE INCHATTANOOGA, POSING AS A POLICECHATTANOOGA, POSING AS A POLICECHATTANOOGA, POSING AS A POLICEOFFICER TO ALLEGEDLY ROBOFFICER TO ALLEGEDLY ROBDRUG DEALERS.

IN OCTOBER HE WASDRUG DEALERS.

IN OCTOBER HE WASCHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULTCHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULTCHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULTOF POLICE AFTER AUTHORITIES SAYOF POLICE AFTER AUTHORITIES SAYOF POLICE AFTER AUTHORITIES SAYHE PROMPTED A HIGH SPEED CHASEHE PROMPTED A HIGH SPEED CHASEHE PROMPTED A HIGH SPEED CHASE-- AND RAMMED A POLICE CAR ---- AND RAMMED A POLICE CAR ---- AND RAMMED A POLICE CAR --STRIKING AN OFFICER.

INSTRIKING AN OFFICER.

INSTRIKING AN OFFICER.

INDECEMBER, HEDECEMBER, HEWAS PICKED UP AND FEDERALWAS PICKED UP AND FEDERALPROSECUTORS MOVED TO HAVE HISPROSECUTORS MOVED TO HAVE HISPROSECUTORS MOVED TO HAVE HISPROBATION REVOKED BECAUSE OFPROBATION REVOKED BECAUSE OFPROBATION REVOKED BECAUSE OFTHE CHARGES - A MOVE THATTHE CHARGES - A MOVE THATTHE CHARGES - A MOVE THATWOULD'VE SEND HIM BACK TOWOULD'VE SEND HIM BACK TOFEDERAL PRISON.

BUT A FEW DAYSFEDERAL PRISON.

BUT A FEW DAYSLATER, PROSECUTORS TOLD THELATER, PROSECUTORS TOLD THELATER, PROSECUTORS TOLD THECOURT A WITNESS TO THE HOMELATER, PROSECUTORS TOLD THECOURT A WITNESS TO THE HOMEINVASION WOULDNTCOURT A WITNESS TO THE HOMEINVASION WOULDNTCOURT A WITNESS TO THE HOMEINVASION WOULDNTTESTIFY, SO THERE WAS NOINVASION WOULDNTTESTIFY, SO THERE WAS NOTESTIFY, SO THERE WAS NOPROBABLE CAUSE TO REVOKE BROWN.THE U-S ATTORNEY FOR THETHE U-S ATTORNEY FOR THENORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA JAYTHE U-S ATTORNEY FOR THENORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA JAYTOWN RELEASED A STATEMENTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA JAYTOWN RELEASED A STATEMENTTOWN RELEASED A STATEMENTREGARDING BROWN'S HISTORY WITHREGARDING BROWN'S HISTORY WITHLAW ENFORCEMENT.

TOWN SAYS QUOTELAW ENFORCEMENT.

TOWN SAYS QUOTELAW ENFORCEMENT.

TOWN SAYS QUOTE"IT IS INEXPLICABLE TO ME THAT"IT IS INEXPLICABLE TO ME THAT"IT IS INEXPLICABLE TO ME THATBROWN WAS ABLE TO BREATHE FRESHBROWN WAS ABLE TO BREATHE FRESHBROWN WAS ABLE TO BREATHE FRESHAIR AND NOT BEING HELD BEHINDAIR AND NOT BEING HELD BEHINDBARS.

HE WAS CLEARLY THE WORSTBARS.

HE WAS CLEARLY THE WORSTAMONG US AND HE PROVED THATBARS.

HE WAS CLEARLY THE WORSTAMONG US AND HE PROVED THATFRIDAY NIGHT.

FOR HIS FULLAMONG US AND HE PROVED THATFRIDAY NIGHT.

FOR HIS FULLFRIDAY NIGHT.

FOR HIS FULLFRIDAY NIGHT.

FOR HIS FULLQUOTE -- JUST VISIT THIS STORYQUOTE -- JUST VISIT THIS STORYON OUR WEBSITE -- WHNT DOT COM.ON OUR WEBSITE -- WHNT DOT COM.GREG?GREG?

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