Here are a few of the biggest criminal law stories from the past week that occurred around the state of Alabama:
- A 38-year-old woman was abducted in Birmingham’s Avondale community on Friday while walking to 41st Street Pub from her parked car. The assailants forced her to drive at gunpoint, but fled the scene after she crashed her car into a taxicab.
- The son of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson is facing charges of impersonating a peace officer. Back in May, Sands Stimpson, 32, showed an Alabama trooper his deputy game and fish warden badge during a traffic stop and claimed he was a “game and fish law enforcement officer.”
- A 26-year-old man is being held in Tuscaloosa County Jail after being arrested on charges of third degree robbery and first degree kidnapping.
- A 27-year-old Dolomite resident was killed during a robbery of the Kangaroo gas station on Highway 150 and Fairfax Avenue in Bessemer. Police said that a potential witness has come forward.