Colbert County business owner indicted for criminally negligent homicide, assault

Jason Scott Whittle was released on bond from the Colbert County Jail.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 1:56 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2020 8:25 PM

A Shoals business owner has been indicted for criminally negligent homicide and assault.

Jason Scott Whittle, the owner of Miami Ice and 2nd & 13 Sports Bar and Grille, was indicted by a Colbert County Grand Jury and arrested on Monday for criminally negligent homicide and assault.

Jason Scott Whittle

Whittle is accused of hitting an elderly couple as they were crossing the street near the Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia on Feb. 17, 2019.

Colbert County District Attorney Bryce Graham said Whittle stayed at the scene and wasn't immediately arrested. He can't comment on if Whittle was under the influence or distracted.

The victim, Jim Mullins, died a month after he was hit due to complications from the injuries.

Family members said Sally Mullins is still healing from her injuries.

Whittle was released from the Colbert County Jail on a $6,000 bond.

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