Mobile police arrested a man Oct. 17 after he ran his vehicle into a residence, leaving five people injured.

According to officials, MPD arrested 20-year-old Michael Cowart who they said plowed his Toyota Tacoma completely through a home at the 1200 block of Barker Drive West.

Michael Cowart


Michael Cowart

Police were advised that Cowart ran from the scene but was stopped by neighbors, MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains said.

Rains said Cowart was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and first degree assault.

The occupants of the house were transported to Providence Hospital, Mobile Infirmary and the University of South Alabama Medical Center and treated for the following injuries: a 7-year-old female suffered a skull fracture and was listed in serious condition; a 2 year-old-female suffered friction burns over 5 percent of her body and was listed in stable condition; a 10 year-old-female, 23-year-old female and 36-year-old female all suffered minor injuries and were released from the hospital.

Officials said Cowart was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

MPD announce officer of the month

The Mobile Police Department announced Officer Jamar Carter as officer of the month, recognizing him for his exceptional performance during the month of September.

Jamar has been with MPD for two years and currently serves as an officer in the 2nd Precinct.

According to a press release, Carter located a large quantity of methamphetamines packed for distribution inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on Carol Plantation Road. Through Carter’s questioning, it was determined the subject had picked up the narcotics in Atlanta and intended to sell them in Mobile. Carter also serviced 57 calls, backed 13 calls, made 18 felony arrests and made 28 misdemeanor arrests throughout September.