Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts Selma Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief
Published 7:13 pm Wednesday, May 26, 2021
A Selma Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief was indicted Wednesday by a Jefferson County Grand Jury.
Pineville, Louisiana resident Matthew Scott Sartin, 22, died in the crash. Sartin was driving a 2000 BMW 1200 motorcycle. The accident took place June 27 at 12:52 a.m. and Sartin was pronounced dead at 1:04 a.m., June 27.
ALEA Troopers located a second vehicle, a 2009 BMW 750 sedan, approximately two miles south of the crash scene abandoned and disabled. Alabama District Attorneys Association Vice President Michael Jackson said the vehicle was driven by Edwards.
The case will be assigned to a Jefferson County Circuit Judge. Edwards will be arraigned and informed of the charges, followed by a trial date.
“It’s an unfortunate and tragic situation,” Jackson said. “Franklin is a good fireman who will have his day in court. I am sure the victim’s family is looking for justice and closure, sooner rather than later.”