The Rapid Towing owner accused of predatory business practices is behind bars for allegedly shooting at a residence where his ex-wife and three young daughters were staying.
Michael Sellers, 45, of Irvington, was arrested on a warrant on Saturday, December 11, after investigators determined he shot a residence in the 7300 block of Cherokee Trail West, where his wife and three minors were present. Court documents show the youngest child was 5 years old.
At around 6:30 a.m., the vendors allegedly broke the glass of a set of patio doors in the residence and entered the house. No one was injured in the incident. He has been in Mobile Metro prison since Monday morning.
Sellers is charged with burglary for domestic violence, shooting at an occupied home and five counts of recklessly endangering domestic violence.
The sellers were the subject of several civil suits by prosecutors for Mobile for “predatory towing practices” under the trade names Rapid Towing and Got 1 Towing. He was accused of forcing individuals to sign “non-liability agreements” in an attempt to avoid liability for damage to vehicles the company maintained. Such a deal violates Alabama’s deceptive marketing practices law, prosecutors say. He was recently fined $ 40,000 by the Mobile Circuit Court.
Sellers is expected to be brought to justice over his charges in circuit court on Tuesday morning.