Two found guilty



Two men were found guilty by Blount County juries last week.

Carlton Murray, 47, was convicted of first degree robbery, second degree burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

The charges came from an incident in May of 2012 when Murray entered Southeastern School with handgun and began demanding keys to a vehicle from school personnel.

He eventually exited the school and pointed a gun at a parent who was trying to check out a student.

He fled school property and the school was placed on lockdown for approximately two hours. He was eventually apprehended by Blount County Deputy Jerry Hughes.

“This could have been very bad situation,” said District Attorney Pamela Casey, “one that you would see on television.

“Thanks to the quick action of the school’s personnel, especially (retired) principal Mike Peoples, this turned out much differently.”

Murray’s sentencing is set for May 10.

In a separate case, Jack Calvert, 53, Warrior, was found guilty on three counts of receiving stolen property, operation of a theft facility and possession of marijuana.

Blount County deputies and officers with the Warrior Police Department discovered stolen vehicles on property belonging to Calvert while executing a search warrant.

The vehicles included a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Ford F-250 truck and a Chevrolet 1500 truck. He was also charged with operating a “chop shop” and a small amount of marijuana was discovered.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) assisted in the identification and recovery of the stolen vehicles, said Casey.