A realtor's home viewing turns to horror! A major mix-up ending with the homeowner in handcuffs.
I spoke #exclusive.ly with a realtor & photographer who believe because of the color of their #skin a homeowner pulled a gun on them while they were scheduled to view his for sale house. Arrested by Roswell Police, The homeowner, Tarrant #Alabama Fire Chief Jason Rickels. @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/Ool00cM8SD— Jamie S Kennedy (@Jamie_S_Kennedy) March 16, 2021
The fire chief was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and Criminal damage to property - 2nd degree.
CBS46 reporter Jamie Kennedy spoke with the Mayor of Tarrant and Tarrant fire officers, all of whom had no idea of Rickels arrest.
Lee tells said afterwards a city official called her and said this isn’t the first time Rickels has been accused of racist actions. CBS46 is still working to confirm this.
In a statement, the newly elected Mayor of Tarrant AL said:
The City of Tarrant is aware of the current situation surrounding Fire Chief Jason Rickles. The City is taking this very seriously and is looking into any violations of City policy. As per City policy, we will refrain from commenting on any personal issues of personnel in a public forum.
Mayor Wayman Newton