DeKalb couple charged with extortion

Timothy and Shelli Bevel (Fort Payne Police Department)

Timothy and Shelli Bevel are accused of trying to extort an ambulance service director.

Posted: May 9, 2018 11:25 AM

A Fort Payne couple is accused of trying to extort money from an ambulance service director.

Timothy Wade Bevel, 51, and Shelli Ranee Bevel, 47, were both arrested May 2 and charged with second-degree extortion.

Timothy Bevel is a former employee of Dekalb Ambulance Service, Fort Payne police said. He and his wife are accused of trying to extort money from the current ambulance service director.

Both Timothy and Shelli Bevel posted $7,500 bonds and were released from the DeKalb County Detention Center, court records show.

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