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Death in Enterprise on 24 July 2014, 09.10 by Staff in News
Death in Enterprise
On July 23, 2014, at 1630 hrs., the Enterprise Police Department received a call about an abandoned vehicle on Sonata Drive Enterprise, AL.  EPD responded to Sonata Drive and witnesses advised that the vehicle has b...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 2377 Total Calls15 Medical Emergency31 Police Calls3 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 23Booked In: 2Released:  2Total in Custody: 218Covington County...
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Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest
On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.  The resident, Lawrence Aucoin, 35, who was present at...
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While exploring a wooded area in the southeastern corner of Marengo County this morning, Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several marijuana plants. A subsequent search of a ne...
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Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, last night around 6 pm.  Charges st...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 2286 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency27 Police Calls3 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 22Booked In: 5Released:  4Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nbs...
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Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board late last week discovered numerous marijuana plants growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County. The agents were checking an area where cannabis plants had ...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 07 21101 Total Calls20 Medical Emergency48 Police Calls2 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 07 21Booked In: 5Released:  9Total in Custody: 217Covington County ...
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Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief
The WCSO is praising one of its own deputies for thinking “outside the box” and finding a way to prevent one of our citizens from no longer being victimized.  On July 11th, Deputy Brian Cokonougher, obtained ...
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:11

Wing Man Guilty of Attempted Murder

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John David Hughes, 44, of Wing, was convicted by a jury for the 2012 burglary and attempted murder of David Reynolds.  The jury deliberated for 18 minutes before returning their verdict.  The State was represented at trial by District Attorney, Walt Merrell, who stated that he “appreciates the jury’s verdict and the patience they put into sifting through all of the evidence.”  Circuit Court Judge Charles “Lex” Short presided over the trial.

Hughes was arrested on May 15, 2012 by Covington County Sheriff’s Deputies for a home invasion at a residence on Red Oak Road.  Hughes was apprehended by the home owner’s 16 year old son and the victim, David Reynolds.  According to Reynolds’ testimony at trial, he was awakened around 2:30 a.m. by an unknown noise.  Reynolds stated that he opened his bedroom door and found John David Hughes standing just a few feet from him.  According to Reynolds, Hughes then raised a 12 gauge shotgun and fired one round of buckshot at point blank range.  Reynolds, seeing the barrel coming up, pushed it away and retreated back into the bedroom.  Hughes pursued and then shot Reynolds in the left shoulder with a second round of buckshot.

The homeowner, Ellen Weed, testified that Reynolds then escaped out of the bedroom.  Hughes followed and Reynolds ambushed Hughes in the hall way.  Weed stated her son then assisted Reynolds in subduing Hughes until law enforcement arrived.

In an unusual turn of events, Hughes absented himself from the Court proceedings.  “A defendant has a right to be present in Court, “ Merrell noted, “but, if he doesn’t want to be present, he can waive that right.  Mr. Hughes made it clear to the Court that he did not want to be present during the trial.”  Merrell added, “that was a first for me.  Hughes was represented by Bill Alverson, Jr. and William Alverson, III, at trial.  Though Mr. Hughes was not there, his lawyers conducted the trial just as if he were, and fought until the bitter end.”

When asked if drugs or alcohol were involved in the case, Merrell answered in the affirmative, adding that Hughes told investigators during an interview that he had been drinking beer “all night long” and, in addition to the beer, Hughes stated he took four Lortabs.  “Yet again, we have a case that has a direct link to drugs or alcohol,” Merrell noted.  “I’d say that this started out as a drug crime of sorts, and ended up with someone nearly dying – who knows whether Mr. Hughes would have made these criminal decisions if he wasn’t impaired?”    

Merrell stated that Hughes has “at least one prior felony conviction.  At sentencing for these two felonies, he faces up to life in prison.”  Merrell added he intends to ask the Court to sentence Hughes to consecutive life sentences for his crimes.  Sentencing has not yet been set. 

Merrell also thanked the Covington County Sheriff’s Department, specifically Investigator Jerry Fields, Sgt. Jeff Daniels and Sgt. Lamar Stokes, for their work on the case.  

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 14:42

A Cappella Choir to perform at LBW Community College

Written by Staff


LBW Community College in Andalusia will welcome the Gadsden State Community College A Cappella Choir in a free public performance at 9:45 a.m. on April 3, 2014, in the Martha and Solon Dixon Center for the Performing Arts.


“Our students, faculty and staff are excited about welcoming these young vocalists to our campus,” said Diaon Cook, LBWCC director of student activities and cultural diversity.


The choir is comprised of students from all disciplines at Gadsden State, with many continuing their studies to pursue careers in performance or music education. Currently under the direction of J.T. Harrell, the choir has been representing the College since 1966.


Performances typically include a variety of music, including classical, sacred, spiritual, and contemporary selections. The choir sings in the St. Olaf Tradition, a technical type of sound that is clear with crisp diction giving an impression that the entire group is one voice.


Dr. William O. Blow, Gadsden State acting president, said he is proud to have the students visit Andalusia.


“We are always proud to have our students perform and share their talents in various venues. As representatives of our College, they continue to entertain audiences and uphold the professional tradition built over the past 48 years.”

For more information, contact Cook at 334-881-2256.

Covington County

Media Report

Thursday 03 13 through Monday 03 17

    332  Total Calls

       59    Medical Emergency

    168   Police Calls

      16   Fire Calls

Covington County

Jail Report

Booked In  32

Released:  37

Total in Custody: 206

 

Andalusia –Quiet

Opp:  Quiet

Jail: 6


Covington County

Jail Report

Thursday

Hinton Short 42                     VOP                                        -0-

Desmond Young 25             POM 1st/POCS/PODP/

                                                Resisting Arrest                     $330,000

Friday

Matthew Looney 29              DUI/Hold for Other Agency    $1,000/-0-

Marcus Coffman 25              POM 2nd/PODP/POCS          $20,500

Robert Brantley 22                POM 2nd/PODP/POCS          $20,500

Jadon Mason 25                   POM 2nd/PODP/POCS           $20,500

Howard Thagard 69              POM 2nd/PODP                       $2000

Christin E. Gatewood 18      POM 2nd/PODP                       $1,500      

Dominique K. Woods 21      POM 2nd/PODP                      $1,500

Jalon Z. Glass 21                  POM 2nd/PODP                      $1,500

Xavier D. Robinson 26         POM 2nd                                   $1,000

Marrick D. Anderson 21       POM 2nd/PODP/Crimn.

                                                Littering                                    $3,000

Michael W. Jaynes 40          Child Support                            -0-

Amiee Cooley 32                  TOP 1st                                    $20,000

Melissa D. Phillips 43           FTA                                           -0-

Katie L. Tatum 19                  Mun. Court Order                     -0-

Bobby Niron 29                     Bond Revocation                      -0-

Terry L. Rhudy 44                 Mun. Court Order                     -0-

Horace Peacock 64              Serving Weekends

James T. Bailey 34               Serving Weekends

Patrick Lucas 39                   POCS/POM 2nd/PODP 1st    $20,500

Steffanie S. Hendershot 40 Public Intox                              $3,000

Cayla M. Hughes 19             POM 2nd/PODP/POCS           $20,500

James A. McDonald 26        Serving Weekends               -0-

Saturday

Ronald E. Brooks 3rd 27       Serving Weekends

Jared D. Kemp 26                 POM 2nd/PODP                     $2,000

Ryan C. Koegler 21              POM 2nd/PODP                     $2,000

Christopher E. Lawson 41    POCS/PODP                         $13,000

Sunday

Laurie J. Armendariz 49       DUI                                         $7,500

Daisey L. Weaver 45            Dist. Of Cont.

                                                Sub.                                        $100,000

Monday

Tina M. Carroll 47                  Obst. Gov. Ops                     $500

Thursday, 13 March 2014 06:06

Covington County Media & Jail Report 03 12

Written by Staff

Covington County

Media Report

Wednesday 03 12

    72 Total Calls

     15  Medical Emergency

     32 Police Calls

       4 Fire Calls

Covington County

Jail Report

Booked In  6

Released:  7

Total in Custody: 209

 

Andalusia –Quiet

Opp:  Quiet

Jail: 5


Covington County

Jail Report

Wednesday

Mary Everett 55                     Bond Revocation                  -0-

Jasmunn Cobb 23                 VOP                                      -0-

Marcus E. Cassady 3rd 20   Bond Revocation                  -0-

James Stallworth 22             Mun. Court Order                  -0-

James Watley 63                  Sentenced                             -0-

Patrick Malcom 47                Non-Support                          -0-

 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:00

Take Back Prescription Pill Program

Written by Staff

On Wednesday, March 19th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, The 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force will be holding it's Take Back Prescription Pill Program at Larry's Pharmacy in Opp, AL.  We ask that if you have any unused, out dated, or just not needed any longer Prescriptions that you come by and drop them off that day so that they can be properly disposed of.  The goal of this program is to be sure that these prescriptions do not end up in the wrong hands or disposed of improperly to cause harm to others or our water supply.  There will be no questions asked and all bottles and labels will be burned. 


Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:31

Covington County Media & Jail Report 03 11

Written by Staff

Covington County

Media Report

Tuesday 03 11

    72 Total Calls

     16  Medical Emergency

     34 Police Calls

       1 Fire Calls

Covington County

Jail Report

Booked In  8

Released:  12

Total in Custody: 211 

Andalusia –Quiet

Opp:  Quiet

Jail: 6

Covington County

Jail Report

Tuesday

Corneshia  T. Berry 25                   Mun. Court Order         -0-

Jonathan M. White 28          NWNI x22                     $66,000 cash

Daniel L. Stewart 52             POCS/PODP               $13,000

Syndal F. Duncan 20            GJI                                $10,000

Russell D. Worley 38            Sentenced                    -0-

Jason W. Barth 33                FTA                               -0-

Mickey Upshaw 47               VOP/Att to Elude                   -0-/$3,000

Walton Solomon 37              FTA x2                          -0-

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:10

Covington County Media & Jail Report 03 09

Written by Staff

Covington County

Media Report

Sunday 03 09

    75 Total Calls

      7  Medical Emergency

     34 Police Calls

       3 Fire Calls

     

Covington County

Jail Report

Booked In  7

Released:  16

Total in Custody: 213

 

Andalusia –Quiet

Opp:  Quiet

Jail: 4

 

Covington County

Jail Report

Sunday

Jordan L. Poydras 20           POCS/PODP               $13,000

Wade D. Harrelson 42         Poss. Of Pistol with

                                                Out Permit                    $3,000

David Emmons 25                POM 2nd/Harassment/

                                                Dom. Viol. 3rd               $11,000

Zachary J. Hood 19              POM 2nd/POCS/

                                                PODP/Minor in

                                                Poss.                           $23,000

Jonah K. Wilmeth 19            POCS/POM/PODP/     $23,500

Clair Artrup 19                       POM 2nd/POCS/

                                                PODP/Minor in

                                                Poss.                             $23,500

Jordan Fitzgerald 20             POM 2nd/ PODP                                                                                                

/Minor in Poss.             $23,500

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:09

CITY OF FLORALA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 03 10 2014

Written by Staff

A Public Hearing will be held prior to the Council Meeting at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall
to discuss considering a request to vacate a portion of Gilmer Avenue from Eucalyptus Avenue to 3rd Street.

CITY OF FLORALA
CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA

AGENDA FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE FLORALA CITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON
MARCH 10, 2014 AT 6:30 PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1.         CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.         INVOCATION

3.         PLEDGE

4.         ROLL CALL

5.         APPROVE THE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 10, 2014 MEETING

6.         ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

7.         QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORTS  -- JOY TAYLOR

8.         DOWNTOWN BUILDING  -- MAYOR WILLIAMSON

9.         GILMER AVENUE  -- MAYOR WILLIAMSON

10.       JAIL FEASIBILITY STUDY – COUNCILWOMAN EASON

11.       MIDDLE SCHOOL PROPERTY  -- MAYOR WILLIAMSON

12.       FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD REQUEST – COUNCILMAN WILLIFORD

13.       MUTUAL AID CONTRACT FOR CITY OF LOCKHART, COVINGTON COUNTY – MAYOR WILLIAMSON

14.       COMMITTEE REPORTS
  DISTRICT 1, FINANCE, COURTS —  COUNCILWOMAN LEE
  DISTRICT 2, FIRE —  COUNCILMAN WILLIFORD
  DISTRICT 3, POLICE —  COUNCILWOMAN INABINNETT
  DISTRICT 4, LIBRARY, SENIOR CENTER —  COUNCILWOMAN CARMICAL
  DISTRICT 5, RECREATION, CEMETERY —  COUNCILWOMAN EASON  
  STREET – MAYOR WILLIAMSON
  POLICE CHIEF SONNY BEDSOLE  

15.        ADJOURN

16.       PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Covington County

Media Report

 Thursday 03 06 through Saturday 03 08

       264  Total Calls

         48  Medical Emergency

       122   Police Calls

         12   Fire Call

Covington County

Jail Report

Booked In  59

Released:  450

Total in Custody: 223

 

Andalusia –Quiet

Opp:  Quiet

Jail:  

 

Covington County

Jail Report

Thursday

Shenetha L. Jones 31 FTA $500 cash

Karen J. Bennett 43 VOP -0-

Darian T. Hamilton 22 POM 1ST/PODP/

VOP $13,000

Larry D.  Thomas 39 VOP -0-

Bobby R. Dorsey 23 POCS/PODP/

VOP $13,000

Derek J. Earris 27 VOP x3 -0-

Cody C. Stone 39 POM 1st/PODP 1st -0-

Tamika Smith 38 NWNI x2 $6,000

Amanda Millheim 31 VOP -0-

Joshua C. Fowler 34 FTA -0-

Hillary H. Matthews 3rd 53 Poss. Burg. Tool/

TOP/Burg. $50,000

Giles Hines 3rd 48 Obs. Gov. Ops $300.

Friday

Shalotta Denmon 48 Crim. Trespass 3rd/

Crim. Littering $1,000

Robert L. Adams 59 FTA -0-

Olan McGee 45 Back for Court

Jerry Cowan 52 Back for Court

Kenyatta Hudson 38 Back for Court

Brandy Forehand 32 Harassment $500

Justin M. Hood 27 POCS/PODP 1st/

POM 2nd $20,500

Matthew T. Buchanan 30 POCS/PODP 1st/

POM 2nd $20,500

Horace Peacock 64 Serving Weekends

Terry Rhudy 44 Mun. Court Order -0-

James T. Bailey 34 Serving Weekends

(Drug Court Order) -0-

Forrest L. Davidson 18 Minor in Poss. $500

John A. Williams 18 Minor in Poss. $500

Coleman E. Thomas 19 Minor in Poss. $500

Brian S. Rippee Jr. 18 Minor in Poss. $500

Robert B. Nance 3rd 19 Minor in Poss. $500

Loretta Sorrells 43 Dom. Viol. 3rd $500

Raymond Ucci 18 POM 2nd/PODP $2,500

Benjamin Lewis 19 POM 2nd/PODP $2,500

Bert A. Prue 48 Dom. Viol. 3rd $500

Katie L. Tatum 19 Mun. Court Order -0-

Saturday

Joshua Sinkfield 39 Back for Court

Joseph Monk 28 Back for Court

Nicholas Hines 33 Back for Court

Michael Davis 37 Back for Court

Donald K. Vanhook 26 Back for Court

Zachary Russo-Alesi 18 POCS/POM 2nd/

PODP $20,500

Colin Cates 20 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000

Gordon Ammons 44 FTA -0-

Kevin Lancaster 23 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000

Tyler Hepke 22 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000

Laquesha Sanders 31 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000

Cecil Williams 39 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000

Austin D. Bowman 20 Minor in Poss. $500

Maxwell Hensley 19 Minor in Poss. $500

Ronald E. Brooks 27 Serving Weekends

Stan Johnson 19 POM 2nd $1,500

Corey M. Willis 20 POM 2nd $1,500

Fraiser R. Craddock 21 POM 2nd $1,500

John Applegate 20 POCS/POM 2nd/

PODP $20,500

Dalton Koontz 21 POCS/POM 2nd/

PODP $20,500

Hannah White 20 POCS/PODP $13,000

Dakota P. Burdette 19 PODP/POM 2nd $2,000

Cheo M. Armstrong 20 PODP/POM 2nd $2,000

Jordan M. Shalav 20 POM 2nd $1,500

David Lipson 21 POM 2nd $1,500

Joshua A. Kahen 20 POM 2nd $1,500

Friday, 07 March 2014 21:35

Intv Chief McDonald of Opp PD 03 05 14

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