Rainsville Police Department: Three arrested after shooting
January 3, 2018
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Rainsville Police Department: Three arrested after shooting

PHOTO: Aaron Wilson (18), Amy Wilson (39), and Michael Gass (44 ) (no photo available), all of Rainsville, were arrested on Friday in connection to a shooting that occurred in Rainsville. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor 

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Police Department has arrested 3 after an alleged shooting occurred in Rainsville on Friday night.

The individuals arrested in connection with the crime are Aaron Wilson (18 of Rainsville), Amy Wilson (39 of Rainsville), and Michael Gass (44 of Rainsville).

Aaron Wilson, 18 of Rainsville. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

Aaron Wilson is charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Breaking/Entering a vehicle, 2nd degree receiving stolen property, Possession Drug Paraphernalia,  2nd Degree receiving stolen property,  Tampering with evidence, 2nd degree possession of Marijuana, and possession of controlled substance. Aaron Wilson remains in the county jail with a $54,000.00 bond.

Amy Wilson is charged with possession of controlled substance, 2nd degree receiving stolen property, 2nd degree possession of Marijuana, 2nd degree receiving stolen property, Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with evidence. Amy Wilson was released Wednesday on $36,500 bond.

Amy Wilson, 39 of Rainsville. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

Michael Gass is charged with 2nd degree receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the 2nd degree, and 2nd degree stolen property. Gass was released Wednesday on $33,500 bond.


Read the statement below: 

According to a press release from the Rainsville Police Department: On Friday, 29 December 2017 Rainsville Police Department received a call of a gun shot victim at DeKalb Regional Emergency Room.

Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith and Detective Eric Tidmore went to the ER to investigate the shooting. Upon arrival, Chief Smith began an interview with the victim. The victim stated that the shooting was accidental. Upon interviewing the shooter, the stories didn’t match up. Chief Smith and Detective Tidmore transported the shooter back to the scene.

While in en route, it was discovered that the shooter’s mother was at the scene of the shooting and had taken possession of the firearm. Officers arrived at the home and secured the residence. Consent was given to Chief Smith to search the home.

The weapon used in the shooting was recovered, as well as various drugs and 2 stolen firearms. Methamphetamine and marijuana were also seized at the scene. There were also numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia seized in the home.

The 2 guns that were seized were stolen from Rainsville. Chief Smith and Tidmore also discovered that the shooter and another individual was responsible for 2-3 burglaries that occurred that night.

3 arrests have been made and they are currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

More arrests are expected in these incidents. The victim was treated at Huntsville Hospital and released.”

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  1. Amy Wilson Gass
    Amy Wilson Gass January 24, 12:30
    I just think it’s sad that you don’t have to have all of the facts about what really happened before you print something and slander someone’s name in the paper ?! The “victim” was the one that actually committed the breaking and entering of the vehicle and stole the gun, and the shooting was an accident!!! Also the “victim” violated his probation and is going to have to serve automatic jail time for the theft!!! He was also in possession of marijuana but because my son took him to the hospital it was left at the house!!! And the matter of the meth, well that’s still to be determined...none of us had any knowledge of any meth being in or around our home, it was planted by the police!!! Most of these charges are going to be dropped, and the high and mighty Rainsville PD Kevin Smith, and Eric Tidmore gave my son a minor cigarettes while he was in their custody!!! That’s a big no no!? Oh, and not to mention Mr. Eric Tidmore telling Aaron Wilson 18yr. a minor (not 19 yet) that “he was personally going to send him to prison and that he hoped that he would be gang raped by 5-6 sissy niggers.” Yeah that’s the kind of upstanding police we have serving and “protecting our town!!! Boy oh boy, I feel safer don’t you?!?! Oh and there were no other burglaries commited just the one by the “victim” and for the other one ☝? stolen gun found was from another woman who was living with us and it’s kind of a coincidence that the Rainsville PD gave the person back the gun and told her who had taken her gun and as soon as the woman was released from the hospital in Huntsville, her and the man she went to stay with because we were in jail, well they both wind up dead in a mysterious fire in Geraldine that’s still under investigation as a homicide!!! Great police work and wonderful investigative journalism! To you all!!!

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