MCSO: Irvington woman allowed underage drinking at house party

Mandy Jimenez
Mandy Jimenez

IRVINGTON, Ala. (WALA) –  Mandy Jimenez of Irvington was arrested after the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a loud party at her house.

The MCSO said the report came in at around 11:30 p.m. at Jimenez’s house on Deerfield Ct. Sgt. Joseph Mahoney with the Mobile county Sheriff’s office said they found the homeowner present, along with a large number of juveniles.

“Upon their arrival, they noticed several what appeared to be juveniles running in various directions from the residence back to the backyard. They made contact with the homeowner at that time, Ms. Jimenez. They went inside the house and there they found additional juveniles hiding in various rooms inside the house and various closets and in addition to that there were beer cans and beer bottles, an obvious signs there has been a lot of drinking going on at the location,” said Mahoney.

The juveniles at the party had been drinking, which led to Jimenez’s arrest, according to Mahoney.

Jimenez’s attorney, Jeff Deen called into the FOX10 newsroom saying his client was simply having a BBQ at her home and the police presence was uncalled for.

“From my understanding she was having a family barbecue. Had friends and people over. And all of a sudden the six or seven deputies busted into her house…she got kind of upset with them being there. They hung around for a couple of hours making her life miserable and they arrested her. For this open house thing which makes no sense. My understanding is a nobody was arrested for underage drinking, no minors in possession, another things like that. He certainly has the right to have a barbecue at your own home without having militarized police come barging in on you,” said Deen.

According to online jail records, Jimenez is no stranger to Metro Jail. She has been booked 15 times since 2005 on charges ranging from the most recent to DUI, public intoxication, possession of marijuana, domestic violence, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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