A Sylacauga man accused of shooting at a deputy in Coosa County has been transferred to the Clay County Jail, and new details have been revealed in court documents.

Shane Eugene Carden, 36, was initially arrested on July 28 when deputies were called to a home about a home break-in.

Shane Eugene Carden
Shane Eugene Carden. Photo: Clay County Jail.

When Coosa County Deputy Logan Mitchell arrived on the scene, he heard a gunshot inside the home and saw a woman running from the house. A man then stuck a rifle out of a door of the home and shot at the deputy.

At the time of the incident, Mitchell had a civilian ride-a-long in the vehicle. The civilian was not hurt because the deputy positioned his car to allow the civilian to get out and run from the scene.

According to a police report, children inside the home jumped out of a side window to escape.

“Deputy Mitchell provided cover for the woman and her children until assistance arrived to escort them to safety,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Carden and the woman and children know each other, deputies reported.

Talladega County deputies, Sylacauga Police, Goodwater Police and Chilton County deputies responded to the scene to assist Coosa County.

Deputies set up a perimeter, and eventually, Carden came out of the woods and surrendered to law enforcement.

He is charged with two counts of attempted murder, burglary and theft of property second-degree. He also had two outstanding warrants for probation violations for destruction of property and assault. When he was released from the Coosa County Jail, he was transferred to the Clay County Jail.

Carden has a long list of prior charges, including domestic violence, gun charges, obstruction of justice and destruction of state property as an inmate. He has multiple felonies on his record.

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