Former Semmes Official Gets One Year Probation

Former Semmes Official Gets One Year Probation

Posted: Updated:
Mobile, AL -

The former Public Works Director for the City of Semmes gets one year probation.  Mark Shane Raiford pleads guilty to five counts of reckless endangerment.  That’s a class A misdemeanor. 

On September 25th, 2012 Raiford noticed five teenagers were decorating his front yard with toilet paper.  This is a common high school homecoming prank.  Raiford shot at the teen’s car as they drove away, damaging the vehicle.  He found the teens pulled over at a nearby gas station and held them at gunpoint until police arrived. 

Raiford was the Public Works Director in Semmes at the time.  About a month and a half after the incident the city let him go.  Both sides say they’re happy with this outcome.  An assistant district attorney says all the victims were notified and were satisfied with the plea.  A felony charge of firing into an occupied vehicle was dropped in the case.  Raiford will have to pay restitution to the teenager who owns the car he damaged as well as unspecified court costs. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

    McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:03:58 GMT
    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
  • Woman Shoots Juvenile During Break-In

    Woman Shoots Juvenile During Break-In

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:32:51 GMT
    Prichard Police say early Friday morning, July 18, officers were called to Thors Avenue in Prichard concerning a shot fired in a residential burglary.
    Prichard Police say early Friday morning, July 18, officers were called to Thors Avenue in Prichard concerning a shot fired in a residential burglary.
  • Big Dreams for Mobile's Future

    Big Dreams for Mobile's Future

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:00:10 GMT
    A Mobile woman wants the city to listen to what citizens have to say about attractions like a waterpark in downtown Mobile.
    A Mobile woman wants the city to listen to what citizens have to say about attractions like a waterpark in downtown Mobile.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.