Wesson said dashcam video from the police car shows that Dewon McMillan, 31, of 84 Onion Bottom Lane, was stopped on the side of Alabama 76 between the asphalt plant and Coleman Bridge Road Sunday afternoon at 2:06. He was standing at the trunk of his car, possibly getting water or anti freeze from the trunk to put in the radiator, Wesson said.
When a police officer pulled up, McMillan threw a bag of marijuana into the bushes, which police retrieved. The officer told the two people to get out of the car. The passenger got out, but the driver sped away and the car’s open door scraped against the police car, Wesson said.
“Between Coleman Bridge Road and Oakdale Road, he lost control and flipped the car,” Wesson said. He said McMillan was thrown some distance from the vehicle and suffered severe chest injuries, a broken jaw and a possible broken neck. He was airlifted to UAB for treatment, where he was listed in serious condition Monday afternoon.
In a separate incident, a man was treated Saturday night for a minor gunshot wound that resulted from an ongoing argument.
Corey Malone, 26, of 1634 16th Court NW, Childersburg, was shot in the shoulder with .410 birdshot, and later treated and released from Coosa Valley Medical Center, Wesson said.
The incident happened at 104 Sadie Lee Homes between 10:22 and 11:57 p.m., according to police reports.
James Marbury, 25, of 110 Slaughter Circle, Goodwater, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault. Wesson said Marbury remained in the Talladega County Jail on Monday.
He said a stolen gun was recovered from the yard of the residence where the incident took place.