Double Springs

Suspect in Tuesday's officer shooting and standoff dead

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Jeffery Lee Adair, the suspect in the shooting of a Double Springs Police Department officer and ensuing standoff, has reportedly died at the Winston County Jail, where he was being held.  No further details regarding his death have been released at this time.

At the Winston County Sheriff's Office's request, the State Bureau of Investigation will be handling the investigation into Adair's death, Winston County Sheriff Caleb Snoddy stated.

Suspect in Tuesday's officer shooting and standoff identified


Double Springs Police Chief Kim Miller, far left, along with several other members of law enforcement and other first responders stand guard as the suspect in the Tuesday night standoff, Jeffery Lee Adair, 48, of Haleyville, is loaded into an ambulance after surrendering.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Law enforcement and first responders from across a 50-mile area converged on a vehicle Tuesday night, Jan. 17, in a standoff/shootout situation after an armed motorist opened fire on officers while barricaded in his car.
Jeffery Lee Adair, 48, with an address listed of 301 Old Union Road, Haleyville, surrendered to authorities around 10 p.m., three hours after the initial standoff began, according to law enforcement agencies on the scene.