UPDATE: ALEA Special Agent Injured in the Line of Duty, 4-4-2022, Russell County


RUSSELL COUNTY – On Monday, April 4, at approximately noon, Special Agent Don Carter
with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) was stabbed multiple times during an incident that occurred at 3915 U.S. Highway 80 in Phenix City.

SBI Special Agent (SA) Don Carter, who was on duty at the time of the incident, was able to apprehend the suspect. A good Samaritan, who was also at the scene, assisted SA Carter in the apprehension of the suspect after SA Carter was assaulted. Once deputies with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office arrived, SA Carter was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said, “We are extremely relieved to hear that Special Agent Carter’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. SA Carter is a true professional and dedicated public servant, even while injured, he was able to courageously apprehend the subject while simultaneously ensuring the safety of the public. His valor, resolve and brave actions will continue to provide us all with an example of true heroism as we pray for a speedy recovery.

Additionally, I would like to personally thank the good Samaritan who swiftly and bravely
reacted to assist SA Carter, as well as the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, fellow ALEA
personnel and other first responders who quickly responded to the scene to assist one of our own in a dire time of need.”