Teens accused of throwing brick from interstate appear in court - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Teens accused of throwing brick from interstate appear in court

L-R: Shane Adam Herren and Jordan Isaiah Price have been charged as adults for allegedly throwing a brick from an overpass. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office L-R: Shane Adam Herren and Jordan Isaiah Price have been charged as adults for allegedly throwing a brick from an overpass. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Two teens accused of throwing a 5-pound brick off an interstate overpass and seriously injuring a Tuscaloosa woman appeared in court this week.

Both Adam Shane Herren and Jordan Isaiah Price have been charged as adults with first degree assault. Court records divulge what kind of injuries the victim, Melissa Jones, 46, sustained and why police believe the two teens are responsible.

Herren told officers that he and Price had been hanging out in a vacant lot that Sunday afternoon. He says Price picked up a brick and mentioned that it would spark if dropped on the interstate.

Herren says they dropped a brick from the overpass. That one he says didn't hit a car and it didn't cause any sparks.

Herren said he felt that the next time around Price was planning to aim for a vehicle so he left the bridge. Herren told police he heard a crash before the two ran to their car.

The investigator said Herren told investigators that Price was laughing because he had hit a vehicle.

That same night in a video-taped statement Price told investigators that the two were not responsible.

He said they were at a friend's house and that he had not been on the bridge in years.

Homicide investigators confiscated Price's phone and found that someone had searched the questions "are lie detectors accurate?" and "how long is a prison sentenced for attempted murder?"

Someone also searched for a newspaper story about the incident and emailed it to one of Price's friends according to the investigator's testimony.

They also found text messages on the phone written to Price's friends denying that he committed the crime and stating that he was being framed.

Police also say they found footprints in the mud that they believe matched the size and tread of Price's sneakers.

They also spoke to a truck driver whose was hit by a cinderblock, allegedly dropped from the overpass minutes before Jones' vehicle was hit and to the truck driver who came to Jones' aid.

Read: Family of mom hit by brick 'devastated'

Police say the driver drove in both lanes to keep traffic at a distance so Jones' 14-year-old son could pull their vehicle off the road.

At the end of the hearing the judge found probable cause to continue prosecution of Herren and Price.

Copyright 2012 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • "Boil water" notice issued in Chattahoochee County

    "Boil water" notice issued in Chattahoochee County

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:43:52 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)
    CHATTAHOOCHEE CO., GA (WTVM) - The Chattahoochee County Water Department has issued a "boil water" notice in the "Old City Limits" area. The advisory was issued due to a system disruption Sunday. County officials say the water system is back up, however, the advisory must remain in effect as part of protocol. No other issues with the water system is expected. Water Department officials will announce when the "boil water" notice has been lifted. ...More >>
    CHATTAHOOCHEE CO., GA (WTVM) - The Chattahoochee County Water Department has issued a "boil water" notice in the "Old City Limits" area. The advisory was issued due to a system disruption Sunday. County officials say the water system is back up, however, the advisory must remain in effect as part of protocol. No other issues with the water system is expected. Water Department officials will announce when the "boil water" notice has been lifted. ...More >>
  • BREAKING: Woodruff Farm Rd. closed following vehicle accident

    BREAKING: Woodruff Farm Rd. closed following vehicle accident

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:06:27 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police and EMS are on the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Macon Rd. and Woodruff Farm Rd.  Portions of Woodruff Farm Rd. have been closed while first responders treat at least one person who reportedly was ejected from the vehicle. You should avoid this area for the time being.  News Leader 9 does have a team on the scene working to learn more.  Stay with us on air and online as we bring you the latest details.  Copyrigh...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police and EMS are on the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Macon Rd. and Woodruff Farm Rd.  Portions of Woodruff Farm Rd. have been closed while first responders treat at least one person who reportedly was ejected from the vehicle. You should avoid this area for the time being.  News Leader 9 does have a team on the scene working to learn more.  Stay with us on air and online as we bring you the latest details.  Copyrigh...More >>
  • Petition started in opposition of housing project on Wynnton Road

    Petition started in opposition of housing project on Wynnton Road

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:41:04 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A proposed development to create new homes in Midtown Columbus is getting opposition from those in the area.

    More >>

    A proposed development to create new homes in Midtown Columbus is getting opposition from those in the area.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly