Alabaster man charged with robbery, running from deputiesPublished 2:15pm Thursday, February 20, 2014
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
A 28-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $75,500 after he allegedly caused “serious physical injury” to a victim during a robbery before fleeing from police.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office brought Anthony Todd Faison into custody on Feb. 18 and charged him with one felony count of third-degree burglary and a misdemeanor count of attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.
After Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Faison, whose address is listed on Dogwood Trail in Alabaster, they turned him over to the Calera Police Department, which charged Faison with one felony count of first-degree robbery.
Faison’s charge came after he allegedly robbed a gas station on U.S. 31 in Calera on Feb. 18, during which he allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and caused “serious physical injury” to a female victim striking her in the face, according to Faison’s arrest warrant.
After the robbery was reported, the Calera Police Department issued a “be on the lookout” notice to surrounding law enforcement agencies with the suspect’s vehicle description.
A short time later, Sheriff’s Office deputies located Faison’s vehicle in Columbiana, where Faison allegedly fled from his vehicle and entered a residence, garnering the burglary and attempt to elude charges.
“After we arrested him, we turned him over to the Calera Police Department because they had bigger charges on him,” SCSO Sgt. Clay Hammac said during a Feb. 20 interview. “It was great teamwork from everyone involved.”
When he was arrested on Feb. 18, Faison was on probation for a 2010 Alabaster gas station robbery he pleaded guilty to in 2011. According to court records, Faison also previously pleaded guilty to three third-degree burglary charges in 2005 and one third-degree burglary charge in 2008.
First-degree robbery is a Class A felony and third-degree burglary is a Class C felony. If convicted, Faison could face between 10 years and life in prison for the robbery charge and between two and 20 years in prison for the burglary charge.