JOEL DAVID ESCALERA
JAMES DAVID ABERCROMBIE
CALVIN DWIGHT LEWIS
BILLY JOE WILLIS
Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person 1st degree
DEMERIC DEMOND WASHINGTON
FELONY PV (5 COUNTS)
During his time at Jefferson County, J.B. was assigned to the Corrections Division as a Deputy and Supervisor. He also had assignments in the Patrol Division and the Criminal Division as a Deputy.. He was also assigned to the Civil Disturbance Detail. At the time of his retirement J.B. held the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Birmingham Criminal Division as a Property Crimes Detective where he investigated burglaries, auto theft, financial crimes, property theft and theft of metals, and various other crimes involving property. J.B. was also involved with Crimes against Persons investigations.
J.B. looks forward to working with Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama and the area Law Enforcement Agencies to promote public involvement in assisting Law Enforcement in the apprehension of wanted individuals, and providing information for unsolved cases to Law Enforcement.
Jim Neill has been a crime stopper in the Birmingham Metro area for over 25 years. He began a career in law enforcement at the University of Alabama Police Department in Tuscaloosa in 1988. He later continued his service for the next 12 years at the Hoover Police Department where he reached the rank of sergeant. In 1998, he received his juris doctor degree from the Birmingham School of Law. For the last 16 years, he worked as a prosecutor and division chief with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in Birmingham where he prosecuted many felony crimes. After fighting crime for over 32 years, he became the executive director of Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama in an effort to continue to serve our community and help make it a better place to live, work and play. He likes to say, “Anyone who helps make our community better, in my opinion, is a Crime Stopper. Will you be a Crime Stopper, too?”
Sergeant Pennington has over twenty years of experience with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Assigned duties have included corrections, patrol, and investigations; both as a deputy and as a supervisor. Sergeant Pennington was one of the first deputies assigned to the DARE program for the Birmingham Division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, following a three year assignment to the Youth Aid Unit investigating child abuse, juvenile crime, and missing persons cases.
Wanda has been an advocate for crime victims since the mid 1980’s. She began her career in the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office as their first Victim Service Officer. She later worked as an Advocate in Jefferson County specializing in Homicide cases for VOCAL – Victims of Crime and Leniency. Since 2008, Wanda has been the Victim Services Coordinator for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Criminal Division. Her duties include assisting victims from the scene of a crime through prosecution and beyond to parole consideration. Wanda feels that her work at Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is an extension of her advocacy for victims. She is proud to be part of a team that supports law enforcement in their efforts to make our community safer for everyone.