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Capital Murder Charge Dropped in Kenneth Hood Dismemberment Case | WKRG

July 27, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s been almost a year since Carolyn Hood was indicted on capital murder charges and set to go on trial in the death of her husband but, not anymore.

“It’s not every day you get a capital murder dismissed for any reason.” Defense attorney Jeremiah Giles believes it was a stretch from the beginning. Carolyn Hood, wheelchair bound and in failing health was wheeled into a Baldwin County courtroom last year, charged with capital murder in the death of her husband Kenneth. “I thought it was evident at the very beginning that the administration in the district attorneys office, Hallie Dixon, was really, really grasping at straws.”

via Capital Murder Charge Dropped in Kenneth Hood Dismemberment Case | WKRG.

Former Investigator Sends Letter to AG to Exonerate Steve Nodine | WKRG

July 26, 2017

Written by former investigator Jeff Dunn, the letter claims politics was the motivating factor behind the prosecution of former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine in the death of Angel Downs.

Downs was found with a gunshot wound to her head outside her Gulf Shores home in May of 2010. Nodine had been seen speeding away from her home and was later arrested and charged with murder.

via Former Investigator Sends Letter to AG to Exonerate Steve Nodine | WKRG.

Foley Woman Jailed On Prescription Drug, Forgery Charges | WKRG

July 25, 2017

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — Surveillance images show 25-year-old Jayni Krebs doing what many people do every day, filling a prescription. But according to police, the prescription didn’t come from a doctor.

“She was able to steal prescription pads and write out forged prescriptions in family members names,” says Foley Police Captain Thurston Bullock.

via Foley Woman Jailed On Prescription Drug, Forgery Charges | WKRG.

Kentucky fugitive who faked death arrested in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

July 20, 2017

A wanted man from Kentucky is under arrest in Baldwin County after a high-speed chase and a man hunt.  It all began when a deputy pulled him over for speeding and ended in the woods off of Higbee Road.  Investigators say the suspect was wanted on arson charges and tried to fake his own death to disappear.

via Kentucky fugitive who faked death arrested in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

Florida man killed in horrific crash on I-10; Authorities ask the suspects to come forward | AL.com

July 18, 2017

After a Florida man operating a motorcycle was run over and killed in a horrific crash on Interstate 10 in Daphne on Saturday (July 15) morning, investigators are hoping the drivers involved who left the scene will come forward.

Daphne Police Department spokesman Jud Beedy identified the victim as 35-year-old Paul Phipps of Chipley, Florida.

via Florida man killed in horrific crash on I-10; Authorities ask the suspects to come forward | AL.com.

Daphne Police searching for suspects who fled I-10 fatal accident involving motorcycle | WPMI

July 17, 2017

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Daphne Police are searching for multiple suspects who fled the scene of a fatal accident on Westbound I-10 this morning.

Officials say that the driver of the vehicle that collided with the motorcycle left the scene of the accident. The suspect vehicle is a white SUV, possibly a Tahoe with Texas tags. The driver of that vehicle is described as a white female in her late 40′s or 50′s and had a white male passenger. This accident also included an 18 wheeler that also left the scene.

via Daphne Police searching for suspects who fled I-10 fatal accident involving motorcycle | WPMI.

Fairhope police investigate gunshots fired into an apartment, te – FOX10 News | WALA

July 15, 2017

A Fairhope family was traumatized when bullets flew at Arbor Gates apartments. FOX10 News was notified of the shooting today, but according to police, the incident happened more than a week ago.

“Last week we got a call from my mom and my husband rushed over and there had been shots fired into their actual apartment building. They didn’t know what it was at the beginning – it’s not a sound they recognized,” the tenant’s daughter said.

via Fairhope police investigate gunshots fired into an apartment, te – FOX10 News | WALA.

“Lock your doors:” Daphne police’s message after two juvenile ar – FOX10 News | WALA

July 14, 2017

“Lock your doors!” That’s the clear, simple, three word message Daphne police are giving locals after two juveniles, who’s identities can’t be released, were arrested yesterday for breaking into cars.

According to Corporal Jason Vannoy with the Daphne Police Department, the two teens arrested were 15 and 16-year-old males.

via “Lock your doors:” Daphne police’s message after two juvenile ar – FOX10 News | WALA.

NEW INFO in Arrest of Six for Assault, Robbery and Kidnapping in Robertsdale | WKRG

July 13, 2017

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WKRG) — Police have arrested six people for an alleged assault, robbery, and kidnapping in Robertsdale.

Robertsdale Police say 20-year-old Austin Jackson, 19-year-old Jesse Durden, 19-year-old James Thompson, 20-year-old Houston McGowan, 19-year-old John Saez and an unidentified 16-year-old are in custody for what investigators are calling a targeted act.

via NEW INFO in Arrest of Six for Assault, Robbery and Kidnapping in Robertsdale | WKRG.

5 adults and 1 teen arrested for an assault, kidnapping in Robertsdale | AL.com

July 13, 2017

Authorities in Robertsdale have taken six people, including a juvenile, into custody for an assault and kidnapping that occurred on the Fourth of July holiday.

The Robertsdale Police Department took Austin Jackson, 20, Jesse Durden, 19, James Thompson, 19, Houston McGowan, 20, John Saez, 19, and a 16-year-old male into custody.

via 5 adults and 1 teen arrested for an assault, kidnapping in Robertsdale | AL.com.

Robertsdale Police arrest six for kidnapping, robbery and assaul – FOX10 News | WALA

July 13, 2017

The story of an alleged kidnapping and brutal attack in Baldwin County is becoming clearer, after Robertsdale police made six arrests.

The story of the alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and beating of a young man that left him fight for his life got around quickly in the Robertsdale community.

“I actually heard about it on Facebook and it was shocking to see something like that happen in our area. Sickening as well to know that something that bad would happen,” Lenitra Ortega said.

via Robertsdale Police arrest six for kidnapping, robbery and assaul – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores Police use “Crime Reports” to help keep community sa – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

Crime Reports is an online service that’s making it easier for neighbors to stay safely connected.

“I think it’s cool. I think it’ll be handy,” Linda Weaver said.

Lieutenant Bill Cowan with the Gulf Shores Police Department says the tool allows locals and visitors to see the crime happening around them from their computer or cell phone.

via Gulf Shores Police use “Crime Reports” to help keep community sa – FOX10 News | WALA.

Daphne pain doctor avoids jail, gets home incarceration until his trial concludes | AL.com

July 11, 2017

After an hour and a half of testimony and tears from the wife of Dr. Raasan Tarabein, 58, who is facing health care fraud and a slew of other charges, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that home incarceration was fair until his case concludes.

Tarabein who runs the Eastern Shore Neurology and Pain Center, and resides in Fairhope, was taken into custody on June 30. He had been held in the Escambia County Jail for the past 11 days until his arraignment hearing at the U.S. Southern District Court of Alabama on Monday (July 10) afternoon.

via Daphne pain doctor avoids jail, gets home incarceration until his trial concludes | AL.com.

Deputies Arrest Man for Pharmacy Break-In in Lillian | WKRG

July 10, 2017

LILLIAN, Ala. (WKRG) – A 47-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning for a break-in at a pharmacy in Baldwin County.

Toby Anderson was arrested by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Baldwin County Jail. At this time, Anderson is charged with burglary third-degree, possession of a controlled substance, and attempting to elude, which is a misdemeanor crime. His bond was set at $26,000.

via Deputies Arrest Man for Pharmacy Break-In in Lillian | WKRG.

Pain doctor laundered millions overseas; Threatened employees and patients, court documents reveal | AL.com

July 06, 2017

Multiple money transfers to Syria exceeding $100,000 since 2008 and a risk of threatening potential witnesses are some of the allegations, Alabama’s attorney general and the U.S. attorney’s office in Mobile, listed in a 225-page motion against the operator of a pain management center in Daphne.

Dr. Rassan M. Tarabein, 58, a neurologist who runs the Eastern Shore Neurology and Pain Center, and resides in Fairhope, was taken into custody on June 30.

via Pain doctor laundered millions overseas; Threatened employees and patients, court documents reveal | AL.com.

Elberta man charged with murder in death of roommate | AL.com

July 02, 2017

A 57-year-old Elberta man has been charged with the murder of his roommate after a fatal encounter that followed a drinking session, according to Baldwin County authorities.

According to information released by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Elberta police officers responded to a call about a possible homicide on Schoen Road at about 11:30 p.m. Friday evening. According to information released by the BCSO, Elberta officers encountered Gregory David Buck outside the residence, and he told them he had shot his roommate. Inside the residence they found the body of Jacob Scott O’Bryan, 43.

via Elberta man charged with murder in death of roommate | AL.com.

Missing Eureka Springs Woman Found with Convicted Rapist in AL -

July 01, 2017

An Arkansas woman who had been reported missing nearly a year ago has been found with a fugitive rapist in southern Alabama.

Shastah Naumann, of Eureka Springs, was found on Wednesday in Orange Beach with Kelvin Montgomery. Reports on her disappearance had stated that she had just met Montgomery, and was traveling all over the country with him.

Montgomery should have been serving a 12-year sentence for rape, attempted murder, and kidnapping in Tennessee but instead, he has been on the run for almost a year, according to a report from WKRG, the Nexstar Media Group station in Mobile.

via Missing Eureka Springs Woman Found with Convicted Rapist in AL -.

Attempt to mail 37 pounds of meth to Fairhope ends with prison time | AL.com

July 01, 2017

An attempt to mail more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine from California to Fairhope didn’t pan out for a Pensacola woman.

According to information released Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office for the southern district of Alabama, Jenna Kathleen-Fitzhugh has been sentenced to 12-1/2 years in prison for her participation and leadership role in a multi-state meth conspiracy. Assistant U.S. Attorney George May prosecuted the case.

via Attempt to mail 37 pounds of meth to Fairhope ends with prison time | AL.com.

BREAKING: Baldwin County Officials Investigate Overnight Homicide in Elberta | WKRG

July 01, 2017

Authorities in Elberta are investigating an overnight homicide in Elberta.  One person was killed on Shane Road.  It happened shortly before midnight Friday night.  That’s all we know at this time.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Task Force is also investigating.  It’s not clear what circumstances led to the homicide or how the victim was killed.

via BREAKING: Baldwin County Officials Investigate Overnight Homicide in Elberta | WKRG.

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