Citizen complaints lead to arrest of Harpersville men

Published 12:42 pm Thursday, June 16, 2016

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

 HARPERSVILLE— Two Harpersville men were recently apprehended after Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force officers responded to reports of the suspects “terrorizing” the local community, according to court documents.



Reports of alleged drug activity and attempts to incite violence among younger adults in the Harpersville and Vincent communities led to the arrests of 37-year-old Khomeini Datcher and 34-year-old Brandon Kelley.

Datcher, who lists an address in the 100 block of Brooklyn Lane, was apprehended on outstanding warrants of inciting a riot, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.



Kelley, who lists an address in the 200 block of Viaduct Drive, was apprehended on outstanding warrants of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and possession of dangerous drugs, as well as additional charges of receiving stolen property, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and an alias non-support warrant.

In addition to current charges, Datcher’s record lists numerous previous charges related to criminal mischief, domestic violence and resisting arrest, among others. At the time of his most recent arrest he was out on bond awaiting trial.

According to court documents, the District Attorney’s Office requested bond be revoked for both suspects related to the recent apprehension.

In the request, the following evidence was given by the DA’s Office for revoking Datcher’s bond:

  • The defendant was released on bail on or about Aug. 5, 2015.
  • A condition of the bond was to obey all laws and refrain from committing any new criminal offenses.
  • On or about May 19 the defendant committed the crime of inciting to riot in Shelby County.
  • The defendant committed these violations while on bond and awaiting trial.
  • The defendant is in direct violation of the conditions of bond.

“We are grateful to the Harpersville Police Department and the residents of Harpersville for assisting our unit in bringing these wanted persons into custody,” said Lt. Clay Hammac, commander of the Drug Task Force. “Harpersville residents are sending a message that drug activity will not be tolerated in their neighborhoods, and the community will not live in fear.”

As of 12:40 p.m. June 16, Kelley’s court documents had not been updated. More information will be released once it is available.