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Shane Eugene Carden
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A Stewartville man was arrested earlier this week after a grand jury indicted him on multiple charges, including attempted murder, relating to an incident that took place in July.
On Tuesday, Captain Scott Hammond arrested 36-year-old Shane Eugene Carden of Stewartville on five grand jury indictments. Those indictments were for two counts of reckless endangerment, attempt to commit murder, kidnapping, and first-degree burglary.
Carden was initially arrested July 28 and charged with two counts of attempted murder, burglary and second-degree theft of property, differing slightly from the charges for which he was indicted.
The kidnapping charge was added since it was determined that Carden had been “holding persons against their will and terrorizing the individuals.”
As reported in the August 5 edition, on July 28 the Sheriff’s Office had received a 911 call from a resident on County Road 39 in the Stewartville community stating that someone had broken into their home. Upon arrival to the scene, Deputy Logan Mitchell heard a gunshot from inside the residence.
At the time it was reported that a woman ran from the house, and Carden then fired a shot at Mitchell.
Mitchell reportedly provided cover for the woman and her children until assistance arrived to escort them to safety. Responders from Talladega County, Sylacauga Police Department, Goodwater Police Department, and Chilton County were also dispatched to the scene to provide assistance.
Following the grand jury indictment and subsequent arrest on those five charges, Carden currently remains in custody at the Coosa County Jail.
Anyone who suspects or observes illegal activity is encouraged to report it to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office at 256-377-4922 or online at www.coosacountyso.org. Anonymous tips are also welcome.