Crime Stoppers December 16: Most Wanted

Johnny Walter Spragg, III

From Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale:

"I'm Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale with this week's Crime Stoppers Most Wanted.

Remember: Crime Stoppers has never compromised the identity of a caller. If you know where these suspects can be found, we hope you'll give us an anonymous call and let us know where they are.

The first suspect is 28-year-old Deanthony Stephens. He's wanted for Trafficking Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances and Possession of Marijuana First Degree. His last-known address is on the 400 block of Cheri Lane in Birmingham.

We also need your help to find 21-year-old Johnny Walter Spragg, III. He's wanted for{}Domestic Violence-Assault 2nd, Failure to Appear on Burglary 3rd, and 3 Negotiating a Worthless Negotiable Instrument. His last-known address is on the 1300 block of Winchester Lane in Birmingham.

If you've seen them, call Crime Stoppers now at 205-254-7777. And remember: It could mean a cash reward for you.

With Crime Stoppers, I'm Sheriff Mike Hale."

In addition to telephone tips, encrypted tips can be submitted online by going to and clicking on the "submit an online tip" link. Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES.

If you provide information to Crime Stoppers, detectives will never ask for your name, and they will never see your phone number. Instead, you will be assigned a private code number. If your tip is the first to lead to an arrest, you then use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call its tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.