FROM P.K. JOHNSON
MILLBROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT
On February 10, 2021, Carlos Quintae Young, a 25-year-old Millbrook resident, was placed under arrest by Millbrook police, being charged with Discharging a Firearm into an Unoccupied Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Reckless Endangerment (6 Counts), Tampering with Physical Evidence and Violation of License to Carry a Pistol.
Prior to Young’s arrest, Millbrook police officers had been dispatched to a civil disturbance in the 2800 block of Main Street. As officers attempted to restore order, Young was observed traveling south bound on Main Street, at which time he allegedly fired multiple rounds at a bystander on the west side of the road. Officers pursued Young and were able to take him into custody without incident at the intersection of Alabama River Parkway and Main Street. Officers were able to locate a weapon believed to have been thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit. Young was processed and placed in the Elmore County Jail.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Carlos Young appeared in the Elmore County District Court. During a preliminary hearing a motion for bond reduction by Young’s defense attorney was denied. The cases against Young were bound over to the Elmore County Grand Jury for consideration. Young remains in the Elmore County Jail under a $168,000 cash bond.
Related Arrest of Charlene Davis, mother of suspect Carlos Young
On February 11, 2021, Charlene Davis Young, a 49-year-old Millbrook resident, was placed under arrest on outstanding warrants, 1 count of Harassment and 1 count of Menacing. The warrants were signed by a citizen following the disturbance that preceded the shooting incident on Main Street. Ms. Young was processed and released on a $1,500.00 bond. Editor’s Note: Charlene Davis is the mother of shooting suspect Carlos Young and the founder of the “But God Battered Women” Domestic Violence Support Group located in Millbrook. The agency celebrated a ribbon cutting last year.
We are extremely pleased with the Court’s decision to uphold the bond in this case. The defendant in this case fired multiple rounds at an individual from a vehicle, which was traveling on a major thoroughfare through our city. This act was done with no regard for the safety of innocent people in a crowded area, to include business patrons and an open child daycare facility in the immediate area. We are blessed that no one was killed or injured as a result of this individual’s violent and reckless behavior.
As a veteran of over 32 years in law enforcement, I recognize the fact that our society has changed tremendously, and not for the good. People are much more prone to violence and committing violent acts, particularly our young people. You see it a lot more in larger cities than in cities our size, but we are not immune, as evident by this incident. That being stated, our citizens, nor the officers of the Millbrook Police Department want to see this type of violence become common place or the norm in this city. In fact, we will not tolerate it!
These incidents stem from an ongoing dispute between two families and their associates. It’s been going on since before I started my tenure here and I just entered my 25th year with the department. I seriously doubt that some of the young people even know what this feud started over. It’s reminiscent of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. This thing started with threats and intimidation, especially with the advent of social media. Now they have escalated to the reckless use of firearms. We encourage anyone that feels as though they have been threatened or may be the victim of any crime, to contact law enforcement, file the necessary reports and pursue prosecution by obtaining warrants against those responsible. This needs to be resolved in a courtroom, not on our streets. This violence must be stopped.
Our officers and investigators that worked this case did an outstanding job. Immediately after the offender was taken into custody, we had officers, investigators and admin staff walking the roadway looking for the firearm used, shell casings and ensuring that no one was injured.
During the investigation it was determined that one of the rounds struck a vehicle parked at an adjacent business. We intend to do everything in our power to ensure that people that engage in this type of senseless violence are apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law will allow. I am proud to work alongside the dedicated men and women that leave their families each day and night to protect our citizens and keep our city safe. Everyone needs to understand that life is too precious and bullets don’t have anyone’s name on them once fired.