Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jason Bart Naylor/Sgt. Jeremy Hall

It's taken ten months, but the case against Jason Bart Naylor will finally be tried on Monday--at least the first rape charge. Naylor is accused of twice raping a family member who had just celebrated her 15th birthday two weeks before the alleged attacks. Later this year, Naylor is scheduled to be tried for violently raping and sodomizing a second family member.

Related post: Preying on His Own Family


A source at the Russellville Police Department has expressed surprise at the investigation into Sgt. Jeremy Hall. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has refused to name Hall as the subject in their investigation, but Police Chief Chris Hargett has no such qualms. Hargett has said "some strong allegations are being made" against Hall.

Before joining the Russellville force in June 2003, Hall worked as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department where he had a sterling record. Hall has served as commander of the Explorer program, an endeavor that seeks to bring teenagers into police work. In December 2009, Hall was honored by Mayor Troy Oliver for his role in apprehending the suspect in a string of pharmacy robberies that spanned three counties.
If the ABI's investigation backs up Hargett's claims, the case will be presented to a Franklin County Grand Jury.


Congratulations to Daniel Pate of Muscle Shoals for winning first in his age group at the 9th annual Huff and Puff on the Bluff yesterday. Daniel's day job is keeping us safe from Communism; many thanks, Dan!