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A convicted sex offender faces a murder charge after Geneva County Sheriff’s investigators charged him with stabbing a Samson man to death over the weekend.

Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Helms said detectives charged Donnie Mullins, 52, with murder in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Jamie Elmore. Helms said the stabbing happened Saturday evening a few miles outside Samson on the side of Alabama Highway 153. Helms said the men were traveling in a vehicle driven by Mullins when a confrontation occurred between them.

“There was a verbal altercation, they pulled off to the side of the road, and a fight started between Jamie Elmore and Donnie Mullins,” Helms said. “During the fight, Jamie Elmore received multiple stab wounds to the upper torso.”

The stabbing happened around 8:30 p.m., about four miles south of Samson. Helms said a passing motorist stopped and held Mullins until deputies arrived shortly afterward. Helms said there were two other people in the vehicle who witnessed the stabbing.

Helms said deputies have taken at least two knives into evidence, including one he referred to as a pocket knife. Helms also said alcohol was found in the vehicle, but it’s unclear whether anyone was under the influence at the time of the stabbing.

Helms said investigators with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation also assisted deputies in working the county’s first murder for 2010.  
Mullins remained held Monday without bond in the Geneva County Jail.

Max Motley, the Geneva County coroner, said he pronounced Elmore dead around 9:17 p.m. Saturday at Wiregrass Hospital. Motley said Elmore appeared to have died from multiple stab wounds about his body, including his stomach, chest and back.

Court records show Mullins as a convicted sex offender. 
Records show Helms arrested Mullins in 1996 and charged him with felony production of child pornography and misdemeanor second-degree sex abuse.

Records show Mullins pleaded guilty in 1997 to the charges, and received a five-year prison sentence. According to the website for the state Department of Public Safety, the sex offender registry said Mullins was convicted of sex abuse of a 15-year-girl in Geneva County.

Brian Corbett, a spokesperson for the state Department of Corrections, said Mullins was released from prison on Aug. 16, 2001, after serving the entirety of his five-year prison sentence for the sex crimes.

Robert Dennis Lolley walked into the courtroom today at 1:05 pm with a dozen members of his family and his legal council and his staff before Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan to be sentenced for his convictions last month on Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a child under the age of 12.

After hearing pleas from his family members and his best friend for mercy in the sentence, The ADA Tysdale asked the Judge for the Maximum sentence of Life in Prison without Parole.

After several long minutes Judge McKathan looked at the Defense Attorney and repeated something he had said to the Judge earlier.

 

"Mr. Harrison, You said a few moments ago that you would not want to be in my shoes having to sentence this man, Mr. Harrison, It is very difficult to be in these shoes on any sentence when it comes to another mans life. With that being said, I have come to my decision on Mr. Lolleys sentence." He asked Mr. Lolley to stand and face him. He told Mr. Lolley that he had heard that through the testimonies given during the trial and during the sentencing that Alcohol played a role in many parts of your life. I feel that your choices while under the influence of Alcohol you have made some very bad choices.  He went on to say, Mr. Lolley for the 1st count of Sodomy I adjudge you Guilty as charged, and as for the 2nd count of Sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 I also adjudge you Guilty as charged. As for the first count, I sentence you to 20 years in the state penitentiary, as for the 2nd count I sentence you to 20 years in the state penitentiary, both sentences to run concurrently. I further order you to pay a $5000.00 fine. The judge went on to talk about the sentence in this type of charge was to be served day for day. He also told Mr. Lolley he could appeal this case within 42 days. The defense attorney Mr. Harrison put the court on notice that he could appeal this case and ask for a New trial.

 

As the judge handed down his sentence some members of the family openly gasped and began weeping during the remainder of the judges sentencing. The Defense Attorney told the Judge "After doing this for over 20 years your honor, this is the first case I ever dreamed about and to be honest sir they were nightmares. I do not understand how a man can be put in prison without any evidence he committed a crime, and the Victim even stated it never happened that the story was made up." The judge did not reply. The Judge ordered the Balif to take Mr. Lolley into custody and take him to the Covington County Jail to begin serving his time.

 

As the family members began leaving the Courtroom, One member looked at Mr. Lolleys ex-wife and said "This is what you wanted all along!" There was a brief emotional exchange and the Judge asked the Balif to escort the Ex-wife and her daughter out of the Courthouse.

Monday, 12 July 2010 13:20

Florida Man Killed, Three Injured In Crash

Written by Eddie Lewis

Red Level, AL- On July 12, 2010, a 2:20 a.m. crash claimed the life of Chad William Averitte, 21, of Niceville, FL.  The initial investigation indicates that Averitte was traveling south on Alabama Highway 55 when his 2002 Isuzu Rodeo left the roadway, overturned and partially ejected him. Passengers Grace Reese, 20, of Niceville, FL, Jarred Robinson, 22, of Niceville, FL and Shana Clark, 23, of Atlanta, GA, were transported to Andalusia Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Chad William Averitte was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred one mile south of Red Level in Covington County. The circumstances surrounding the crash continue to be investigated by the Alabama State Troopers.

Monday, 12 July 2010 08:53

Lolley sentencing after 1pm today

Written by Eddie Lewis

 

t 2:26 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to a reported one vehicle accident with injuries. The location was given as Highway 55 just past Gamillion Rd. Once emergency personnel began to arrive it was noted that the accident was just past Mile Marker 39 on Hwy 55. Sheriff Deputies arriving on scene reported serious injuries to at least one of the victims in the vehicle. It was also later reported that there was a 2nd victim that had a possible broken leg. There have been no reports made available on the condition or extent of those in the vehicle of their injuries and no names have been released. Those responding to the accident were, River Falls Fire, Covington County Sheriffs Office, Advance EMS, and the Alabama State Troopers.

Federal prosecutors investigating Alabama gambling legislation have subpoenaed the state pay stubs for nearly one-fourth of the Legislature.

The Birmingham News reports that the state Finance Department received the subpoena in April. It requested the most recent payroll checks, direct deposit information and any related documents.

The subpoena was for 33 members of the Legislature and for some other officials, including the state attorney general and Macon County district attorney.

The chief of staff for Attorney General Troy King, Chris Bence, said he was unaware of the subpoena and did not know why prosecutors wanted the information

Sunday, 11 July 2010 21:46

In-Custody Death

Written by Eddie Lewis

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating an apparent in-custody suicide. At 7:22 this evening it was reported an arrested subject had committed suicide in a holding cell at the Santa Rosa Beach Sub-Station.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to conduct an investigation.

There is no further information available at this time.

Sunday, 11 July 2010 21:39

Pregnant Alabama woman shot in the head

Written by Eddie Lewis

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman is in intensive care at Huntsville Hospital after being shot in the head.

WAFF-TV reports that Jackson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for 47-year-old Daniel Clenton Overdear. They say he's wanted on attempted murder charges after 21-year-old Bobbie Jean Hall was found in the yard of a Jackson County home with a gunshot wound to the head.

Hall was taken to Highland Medical Center in critical condition and was later transferred to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital.

WAFF-TV reports that Hall is four months pregnant.

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Limestone County man fatally shot another man and then shot himself after wrecking his truck.

Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Sunday found 23-year-old Clinton Roberts dead from multiple 12-gauge shotgun wounds.

Authorities tell WHNT-TV that the alleged shooter fled in his truck after the shooting. He ran off the road and traveled about 100 feet before hitting a utility pole. Authorities say he was unable to back the truck out and fatally shot himself.

The name of the 23-year-old alleged shooter was being withheld until family could be notified.

Authorities say the shooting happened after a dispute over child custody between Roberts and his ex-wife.

A female witness to the shooting was not harmed and was taken into protective custody for questioning.

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Sunday, 11 July 2010 21:30

Police investigate double shooting, 1 dead

Written by Eddie Lewis

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mobile police have arrested a man in connection with a double shooting that left one man dead.

Police spokesman Christopher Levy tells the Press-Register newspaper that 27-year-old Darious Lathay Thomas was arrested around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Friday and 33-year-old Michael Idale Hazelwood of Mobile was pronounced dead at the scene Friday evening.

Police responding to a 911 call found a 22-year-old lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. They also found Hazelwood dead on a street corner.

The 22-year-old man was treated at University of South Alabama Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. His name wasn't immediately released.

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