Court Square, Andalusia
We are currently investigating a single-vehicle crash in
Russell County. They’re 3 confirmed fatalities and 4 injuries.
The crash occurred at approximately 3:10p.m. on US 431
about one mile north of AL 26.
Please drive with caution if traveling in this area.
Investigation is ongoing.Will report any Information as
we receive it.
Thursday 06 06 through Saturday 06 08
214 Total Calls
34 Medical Emergency
103 Police Calls
Booked In: 32
Total in Custody: 242
Travis J. Morin 30 POM 2nd/PODP $10,500
Johnny L. Richardson 28 Contempt -0-
Lacresia Curry 28 TOP 3rd/Fraud. Use
Credit Card x4 $50,000
Anna L. Bishop 25 POCS/PODP $13,000
Lisa Skipper 44 FTA -0-
Kerry A. Rollins 43 Harassment $500.
Anna C. Walker 29 Alias Warrant
Donald Vanhook 25 VOP/VOP/Child Support
Billy J. Hudgens 45 Negotiating Worthless Check
Erick L. Rhudy 22 POCS/PODP $13,000
Justin K. Baker 24 POCS/PODP $13,000
James D. Bryant 29 DUI/POM 2nd/PODP/
Poss. Of Untaxed Alcohol $3,500
Charlie Stone 49 FTA -0-
Terry A. McNutt 39 NWNI x2 $6,000
Leslie Livingston 22 Reckless End./Crim.
Trespass 3rd $1,000
Michael A. Behrens 22 VOP -0-
Eric D. Russell 27 Crim. Trespass 3rd/Reckless
Dom. Viol. $2,000
Carlos K. Peacock 46 Probation Viol. -0-
Tammy H. Maddox 40 Serving Weekends
Rufus D. Harper 28 Order of Arrest $300.
Jaggar A. Stormm 19 Serving Weekends
Keith E. Milton 25 POCS/POM 2nd/PODP $20,500
Kenith T. Edwards 37 FTA -0-
Amber K. Mobley 33 Serving Weekends
Alicia C. Floyd 43 Dom. Viol. 3rd $500
Brian C. Davis 30 Crim. Trespass 3rd -0-
Dorthy I. Howard 47 Ped. Under Influence $3,000
Kendall Goldsmith 24 DUI $1,000
CORY j. Weeden 22 Dom. Viol. 3rd $3,000
Mark A. Ryals 27 FTA -0-
Jimmy A. Rowell 40 Serving Weekends
Christopher Bledsoe 36 VOP -0-
Wednesday 06 05
69 Total Calls
8 Medical Emergencies
30 Police Calls
1 Fire Calls
Jail Report Sunday 06 02 through Tuesday 06 04
Booked In: 21
Total In Custody: 230
Opp: 1 Arrest on Warrants
Robert Harrison 50 Dom. Viol. 3rd $3,000
Callie Knowles 35 DUI $1,000
Mealinda L. Bess 21 DUI $1,000
Adam T. Kent 20 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000
Sean M. Johnson 21 POCS/PODP $13,000
Bradley Chadwick 24 Hold for Other Agency
Ronnie J. Presley 42 Bondsman Off Bond $201,000
Melvin R. Capps 47 Probation Viol. -0-
James D. Dinsmore 19 PODP $3,000
Tyler W. Hines 18 Sentenced -0-
Faith Keenum 43 VOP/NWNI x2 $6,000
Lisa I. Hattaway 50 Contempt -0-
David N. Reynolds 52 Child Support -0-
Darrell L. Dix Jr. POM 2nd/PODP $2,000
Leisha A. Piland 27 Hold for Other Agency
Authorities in Geneva County are investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent death of a newborn girl in Samson.
Assistant Geneva County Coroner Charles Huckeba said he responded last week to Wiregrass Hospital in Geneva after receiving a call from Geneva County emergency dispatch concerning a death. After arriving at the hospital around 2:30 a.m. Friday, Huckeba said he discovered a newborn girl had died. He said there was no evidence the child suffered any injuries.
AT approximately 10 a.m.deputies were dispatched to
Rock Hole Bridge Rd. to a farming accident. Upon arrival
deputies and Advanced EMS discovered a 70 w/m that
was deceased. The deceased apparently was trying to
unload some cross ties from a trailer. The load had shifted
and pinned him under part of the load. The deceased
apparently had been there since late Saturday afternoon
according to relatives. His name has not been released due
to the fact all of next of kin have not been notified.
The deceased indiviual on Rock Hole Bridge Rd. has been identified as Gary L. Nelson
Tony Mendez, retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative and mastermind behind “Argo,” one of the most creative and daring rescue operations in history and the basis for the award-winning movie, will be in Covington County on June 20, 2013, for the LBW Community College Foundation annual scholarship benefit dinner.
“The movie depicts his heroic efforts to develop an elaborate rescue plan in a hostile country,” said LBWCC Foundation President Kim Carter. “On June 20th in Andalusia, Mendez will share his own, personal insights of the operation that successfully saved six American lives.”
Since Andalusia is within driving distance of several military installations, the Foundation is offering a military discount.
“We are in a very patriotic area of Alabama and the country. Because of his personal connection to this courageous rescue and his 25 years working around the world to keep America safe, we feel many people will want to hear his remarks.”
Mendez was recruited by the CIA’s Technical Services Division in 1965, and from then until retirement, he lived two lives. For 25 years, he worked under cover, often overseas, participating in some of the most important operations of the Cold War.
To his friends, he was a quiet bureaucrat working for the U.S. military. To the CIA, he was their disguise master. From Wild West adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow, he was there.
He moved into the CIA’s executive rank over the course of his career. Mendez and his subordinates were responsible for changing the identity and appearance of thousands of clandestine operatives, allowing them to move securely around the world.
In January 1980, he was awarded the Intelligence Star for Valor for engineering and conducting the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis. This rescue operation involved creating a fake Hollywood film production company, complete with personnel, scripts, publicity and real estate in Los Angeles.
When Mendez retired in November 1990, he had earned the CIA’s Intelligence Medal of Merit and two Certificates of Distinction. Seven years later, in September 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the CIA, he was one of 50 officers chosen from tens of thousands to be awarded the Trailblazer Medallion. This honor recognized him as an “officer who by his actions, example, or initiative…helped shape the history of the CIA.”
He published his first book, The Master of Disguise, in November 1999. Since then, Mendez has appeared in various national media to include 22 documentaries. He published his second book in September 2002 with his wife Jonna entitled “Spy Dust.”
Warner Brothers made a feature film based on the rescue of hostages out of the Canadian embassy in Tehran. The film “Argo” stars and was directed by Ben Affleck and opened nationally in October 2012. It since won three Academy awards including Best Picture.
“Sponsorships are available and will include a certain amount of VIP tickets that will allow holders to personally meet Mendez,” said Carter.
The event begins with a silent auction at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by an opportunity for book signings on June 20, 2013, at the Kiwanis Community Center in Andalusia. Individual tickets are $50, or $45 each with a valid military I.D. All proceeds benefit scholarships and programs of the LBWCC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, call (334) 881-2306.
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