Activist involved in protest of Troy police charged with capital murder

Published 8:08 pm Monday, March 26, 2018

An activist that served as a spokesperson for the family of Ulysses Wilkerson has been arrested on a charge of capital murder in connection with a Dothan shooting Sunday.

Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, 52, and Jamie Townes, 26, both of Dothan, were charged with the murder of 23-year-old Dothan woman Breunia Jennings.

“Patrol units were responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Stringer Street AME Church,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish at a press conference Monday. “It appears Jennings stole Townes’ vehicle. Instead of (Townes) notifying law enforcement, he took matters in his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings. It is apparent Breunia Jennings suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Several rounds were fired at the vehicle she was driving, but one struck her in the head that caused critical injuries. She passed from her injuries”

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Glasgow spoke on behalf of the Wilkerson family after the 17-year-old was forcefully arrested on Dec. 23, 2017.

Glasgow organized a press conference for the family within a week of the arrest and then organized a rally demanding that the Troy Police Department release body cam footage to the family and the public.

At that rally, he delivered an ultimatum to police that he and “national leaders” including Rev. Al Sharpton, who he claims is his brother, would come to Troy on Feb. 5 and block U.S. Highway 231 in protest of the department.

Police and city officials refused to release the evidence, citing the ongoing investigation by the state bureau of investigation.

The highway protest never happened, however, and Glasgow did not respond to efforts at the time to explain why it was not held.

Dothan police say Glasgow drove the vehicle while Townes fired at Jennings.

Aiding or abetting a criminal act is capital murder under Alabama law and is punishable by life in prison or the death sentence.

Glasgow is being held without bond at the Houston County Jail.