Three arrested for hoax device

Published 2:47 pm Monday, December 10, 2012

The Chilton County Sheriff’s office SWAT team arrested three individuals Dec. 7 for attempting to sell an explosive device that was later deemed a hoax.

Sheriff Kevin Davis said Julian Hayes, 31, of Clanton; Mathew Headley, 24, of Thorsby; and Brittany Clements, 19, of Birmingham, purchased what they thought to be an explosive device in the parking lot of the Love’s Truck Stop with the intention of selling the device.

“Through the course of the investigation agents from both Chilton County Sheriff’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were able to intercept what they were attempting to sell on the street as an explosive device,” Davis said. “Once we had the device in our possession we were able to determine that it was a hoax and ATF disposed of the device.” Davis said although the incident occurred in the parking lot of the Loves Truck Stop it had nothing to do with the company.

“The individuals were just in the parking lot attempting to sell the device they had purchased but had nothing to do with the Love’s company.”

Davis said the three were also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hayes, Headley and Clements were all arrested and charged with possession of hoax device and possession of drug paraphernalia on Dec. 7 with their bonds set at $10,000 on Dec. 9. All three are still at the Chilton County Jail where Davis said they have not posted bond.