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Road Rage Update from 3-20-2024


On March 20, 2024, at approximately 2:09 PM, Chilton County 911 dispatched Deputies along with the Clanton Police Department to the area of Interstate 65 South and the 212 Exit (Rest Area) for a road rage incident involving shots fired, as reported by the victim. The suspect and victim vehicles exited at the 212 Exit and turned southbound on Hwy 145, then right onto Bell Lane Road. Investigators from the Clanton Police Department successfully stopped both vehicles in the 600 block of Bell Lane Rd. The occupants of the suspect vehicle were identified as Gary and Ashley Ledlow and were transported to the Chilton County Jail for questioning by investigators. The victim sought medical treatment at St. Vincent's Chilton for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound/graze to the neck/chin area. Gary Ledlow and  Ashley Ledlow have been charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle,  Assault 1st and unlawful possession of a controlled substance . We extend our gratitude to the Clanton Police Department, Jemison Police Department, 19th Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office and ALEA for their assistance. It is unfortunate that individuals resort to firearm use in moments of anger, resulting in someone being shot. Once a bullet is fired, its impact cannot be undone, affecting lives irreversibly. We urge anyone traveling southbound on Interstate 65 near the 217-mile marker at that time who may have witnessed anything to contact the Chilton County Sheriff's Office at 205-755-4698 or by visting our website.

Sheriff John Shearon