Pinson man receives mental evaluation, arrested after deputies say he shot at them

Pinson man receives mental evaluation, arrested after deputies say he shot at them
Charles Benjamin Cofield (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

PINSON, Ala. (WBRC) - A man whose family says he may require mental health assistance, is being evaluated after shooting at Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies late Saturday morning.

Deputies arrived at the 8200 block of West Hill Rd in Pinson around 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning after receiving calls of a person firing a weapon in the area.

When deputies arrived at the scene, a man began shooting at them. Deputies called for assistance and were able to get the man into custody without any injuries.

Law enforcement made contact with the man’s family, who said he may need mental health assistance. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The shooter was identified Monday as 49-year-old Charles Benjamin Cofield. Cofield was transported to a local hospital under guard for a mental evaluation.

After evaluation and release, Cofield was transported to the Jefferson County jail. Cofield is charged with three counts of attempted murder with bonds totaling $450,000.00.

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