Man charged with multiple felonies related to theft, attempted assault

Published 11:18 am Tuesday, October 6, 2015

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

CALERA— The Calera Police Department arrested 43-year-old Kennedy Loyd on Sept. 26 and charged him with six felony charges and one misdemeanor related to thefts at Southern Tank Transport in Calera.



Officers responded to reports of a theft and attempted to apprehend Loyd on Sept. 26. At that time, Loyd allegedly drove in excess of 90 miles per hour with his headlights off while attempting to run over approaching vehicles and law enforcement officers, according to Loyd’s arrest warrant.

Loyd, who lists an address in the 3000 block of Westview Drive in Adamsville, allegedly refused to stop for the officers and intentionally fled, according to Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley. After pursuing Loyd, officers were able to apprehend him.

During Loyd’s interview, Lemley said officers were able to connect him to multiple thefts at Southern Tank Transport over the past years.

Loyd was charged with one count of third-degree burglary for events that took place on Dec. 10, 2013, and three counts of second-degree theft of property related to thefts of scrap metal valued at $1,000 on Sept. 24, 25 discarded brake shoes valued at $1,250 on Sept. 19 and a laptop, batter charger and tester valued at $550 on Dec. 10, 2013.

Loyd was also charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, three counts of first-degree assault, two counts of third-degree criminal trespass and one count of third-degree domestic violence.

He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $71,600.

Third-degree burglary, attempting to elude or cause death or injury, first-degree attempted assault and second-degree theft of property are all Class C felonies. According to Alabama state law, Loyd could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison per charge.