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Bank Independent Text Message Scam

Bank Independent Text Message Scam
September 29, 2016
Crime

We have received reports from Bank Independent customers who have received a fraudulent text with the following message: ‚ÄúDebit Card …Read More

Wayne Curtis Carpenter Arrested for Burglary

Wayne Curtis Carpenter Arrested for Burglary
September 29, 2016
Crime

Wayne Curtis Carpenter was arrested Tuesday in Colbert County on charges of Third Degree Burglary. The 58 year old Carpenter …Read More

Prison Spotlight: David Lee Gargus

Prison Spotlight: David Lee Gargus
September 28, 2016
Crime

Update: David Lee Gargus, now 32, is currently serving a one year term in Franklin County Community Corrections, having been …Read More

Can You ID Athens Shooter’s Car?

Can You ID Athens Shooter’s Car?
September 28, 2016
Crime

Athens police responded to gunfire at the Fuel City Gas Station on Highway 31 early Sunday morning only to find …Read More

Is Donald Tipper a FORMER Florence Attorney?

Is Donald Tipper a FORMER Florence Attorney?
September 27, 2016
Crime

One local news source today called Donald Tipper a “former Florence attorney.” Is he? Mr. Tipper remains a resident of …Read More

Prison Spotlight: Jerry Austin Swindle

Prison Spotlight: Jerry Austin Swindle
September 27, 2016
Crime

Update: Jerry Austin Swindle, now 23, was sentenced in Franklin County to 10 years on charges of Third Degree Burglary …Read More

Memo to County Sheriffs and District Attorneys Regarding Electronic Bingo

Memo to County Sheriffs and District Attorneys Regarding Electronic Bingo
September 27, 2016
Crime

Press Release: Governor Bentley on September 20, 2016, in conjunction with Attorney General Luther Strange, released the attached letters to …Read More

Taylor M. Peters Arrested in Attempted UNA Kidnapping

Taylor M. Peters Arrested in Attempted UNA Kidnapping
September 27, 2016
Crime

Last week Taylor Marie Peters attempted to kidnap a former domestic partner on the University of North Alabama campus. UNA …Read More

Repeater Christopher Joe Atkinson to do Three Years on 20 Year Sentence

Repeater Christopher Joe Atkinson to do Three Years on 20 Year Sentence
September 26, 2016
Crime

Last week Christopher Joe Atkinson was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of Third Degree Burglary and …Read More

Repeaters: Governor O’Neal Johnson III

Repeaters: Governor O’Neal Johnson III
September 25, 2016
Crime

Governor O’Neal Johnson III has been arrested in Franklin County on charges of failure to appear on two Second Degree …Read More

Video of Arsonist at Toomer’s Corner

Video of Arsonist at Toomer’s Corner
September 25, 2016
Crime

Home Invasion at Hermitage Oaks in Florence

Home Invasion at Hermitage Oaks in Florence
September 24, 2016
Crime

Late Thursday night, a 50 year old man was assaulted and robbed inside his apartment in the Hermitage Oaks complex …Read More

How Much Time Will Robert Chase Capley Actually Do?

How Much Time Will Robert Chase Capley Actually Do?
September 23, 2016
Crime

Robert Chase Capley has been sentenced to 12 years in a Manslaughter conviction resulting from the death of two year …Read More

Repeaters: Charles Eugene Bonds

Repeaters: Charles Eugene Bonds
September 22, 2016
Crime

In April 2012, Charles Eugene Bonds of Russellville was arrested as part of a massive Franklin County drug sweep. Initially …Read More

Admitted Killer Denied Parole

Admitted Killer Denied Parole
September 22, 2016
Crime

In 2009, Bobby Ray Jones first told police that his friend Mitchell Robbins shot himself with a sawed off shotgun. …Read More

Frequent Flyer Patrick Vaughn Arrested for Robbery

Frequent Flyer Patrick Vaughn Arrested for Robbery
September 21, 2016
Crime

Patrick Phillip Vaughn was once a staple on local most wanted lists. The Franklin County man has a record going …Read More

Repeaters: Taylor Devan White

Repeaters: Taylor Devan White
September 21, 2016
Crime

Taylor Devan White has been arrested in Franklin County after failing to appear at his trial on charges of First …Read More

Chip Dillard’s Bond Reduced – Update

Chip Dillard’s Bond Reduced – Update
September 21, 2016
Crime

Update: Judge Mike Jones has stated before he could issue a written order in the reduction of Dillard’s bond, the …Read More

Warren Nicholas Hoffman Arrested in Multiple Stabbing Attack

Warren Nicholas Hoffman Arrested in Multiple Stabbing Attack
September 19, 2016
Crime

Sidepockets Lounge in the Florence Plaza Shopping Center was the scene of a multiple stabbing Saturday night. Florence police say …Read More

Jason Dylan Olive Arrested in Colbert County

Jason Dylan Olive Arrested in Colbert County
September 19, 2016
Crime

Jason Dylan Olive, the Florence man who recently led police on a brief high speed chase that ended at Sam’s …Read More

Writer-State Rep. Darrio Melton Shot at in Robbery Attempt

Writer-State Rep. Darrio Melton Shot at in Robbery Attempt
September 18, 2016
Crime

Darrio Melton is a state representative and frequent contributor to the Alabama Political Reporter. Melton recently came in first in …Read More

Prison Spotlight: Dewayne Allen Lolley

Prison Spotlight: Dewayne Allen Lolley
September 18, 2016
Crime

Update: Dewayne Allen Lolley is currently serving an eight year sentence for manufacturing a controlled substance. This is the 37 …Read More

Prison Spotlight: Matthew King

Prison Spotlight: Matthew King
September 16, 2016
Crime

Matthew Bradley King was convicted in Colbert County on August 10th of the Manufacture of a Controlled Substance. He has …Read More

Gary Graham Indicted in Death of “Love of his Life”

Gary Graham Indicted in Death of “Love of his Life”
September 15, 2016
Crime

Gary Ronald Graham of Athens has been indicted in Limestone County in the death of Tina Ann Thomas Brackley of …Read More

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