Category Archives: Crime

Pensacola man charged with making false statements in ISIL-related investigation | WEAR

July 29, 2016

A Pensacola man has been arrested after making false statements in an investigation of ISIL-related posts.

According to the criminal complaint affidavit, 31-year-old Robert Blake Jackson made several Facebook postings in 2014 and 2015 expressing support for extremist terrorist groups and saying he wanted to help the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL).

It also alleges that a Pensacola telemarketing business reported it had fired Jackson for looking up ISIL and other terrorist-related websites and videos on his work computer.

via Pensacola man charged with making false statements in ISIL-related investigation | WEAR.

Local Man Charged with ISIS Related Crime

July 29, 2016

His name is Robert B Jackson but the FBI says he went by the name of Abdur Rashid Bin Jackson on Facebook.

In the Criminal Complaint, the FBI alleges that Jackson in 2014 posted images on his Facebook page of an ISIS Flag, posted an ISIS recruitment video on his wall, and when asked by another Facebook user if he were ISIS commented “I am not ISIS, though I wish I could help.”

In January, 2015, he posted this picture with a common ISIS hand gesture, and with the words “Shaheed insha’allah” – the FBI says a reference to martyrs in jihad.

via Local Man Charged with ISIS Related Crime.

Two More Escapes From Loxley Work Release

July 28, 2016

Every day buses and vans loaded with inmates leave the Loxley Work Release Center headed to jobs all over Baldwin County.

“My experience has been mainly positive with my workers,” says Tina Harris who heads the Loxley Civic Center. “They are all work release and supposed to be trustworthy people that have jobs. So that’s something that’s never really bothered me.”

via Two More Escapes From Loxley Work Release.

Inmate escapees from Loxley a growing problem | WPMI

July 27, 2016

LOXLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — Five inmates have excaped from work release programs in Baldwin County just this year. Demetrius Larkins, 38, escaped Monday night. He was sentenced to 25 years behind bars for first degree robbery.

- Christopher Leard has been sentenced to nearly two years for theft.

- Jeremy Martin is serving 10 years for maneuvering controlled substances.

- Anthony Brown was sentenced 50 years for first degree robbery

- Jeffrey Scott is serving a 25 year sentence for drug charges.

via Inmate escapees from Loxley a growing problem | WPMI.

Program warns of danger of human trafficking – FOX10 News | WALA

July 22, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - A special program held in Baldwin County Thursday dealt with a frightening issue:  young girls at risk for human trafficking.

The program at Foley High School was put on by a national non-profit group called Eye Heart World https://eyeheartworld.org/pages/the-cause to alert girls 12 to 18 about  human trafficking.

Crystal Yarbrough, a project director for Eye Heart World https://www.facebook.com/EyeHeartWorld/, said, “The average age of entry into forced prostitution is 12 to 14.”

via Program warns of danger of human trafficking – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Pair arrested in Gulf Shores armed robbery on the beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Two men from out of town were arrested by Gulf Shores Police in the early hours of Sunday morning in connection with an armed robbery on the beach.

Bobby Lee Leshore II, 24, of Florence and Richard Aaron Perry, 18, of Tuscaloosa, were both arrested in the incident. On July 19 both were booked into the Baldwin County Correctional Facility in Bay Minette, both under $25,000 bonds.

via Pair arrested in Gulf Shores armed robbery on the beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

The heartbreaking reason this Alabama dad wants his stolen Yeti cooler back | AL.com

July 21, 2016

For a few hours on the evening of the Fourth of July, Jason Rogers was in and out of American Legion Hall in Fairhope, grabbing beers out of the Yeti ice chest in the bed of his pickup truck – until he came out one last time to find the Yeti gone.

Furious, Jason fired back by making a video of himself, telling the story – “where the vets hang out, on Independence Day,” he says, incredulous – and offering a reward: Anyone who finds the cooler would receive $500 cash and a brand-new Yeti.

via The heartbreaking reason this Alabama dad wants his stolen Yeti cooler back | AL.com.

Family and friends seek closure in death of volunteer fireman – FOX10 News | WALA

July 19, 2016

A motorcycle accident on Highway 181 near Fairhope Friday night killed a Fort Morgan volunteer fireman.  State Troopers are investigating and said a vehicle was seen leaving the crash site.  The victim’s family said he was always trying to help people.

“Didn’t matter who it was or anything about them, he’d help anybody for anything,” said David Bryan about his son, John.

via Family and friends seek closure in death of volunteer fireman – FOX10 News | WALA.

Troopers looking for truck involved in traffic fatality of Gulf Shores man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 18, 2016

State troopers announced on July 18 they are looking for another vehicle involved in a crash that claimed the life of a Gulf Shores man on July 15.John William Bryan, 32, a Fort Morgan volunteer fireman, was killed about 10:20 p.m. when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a crash with a 2000 to 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, color unknown, “with the very bottom of the right front bumper broken off.”

via Troopers looking for truck involved in traffic fatality of Gulf Shores man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Alabama State Troops looking for vehicle connected to Fairhope fatal crash | WPMI

July 18, 2016

Alabama State Troopers are requesting assistance locating a vehicle in connection with a fatality crash.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the vehicle is believed to be a 2000-2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, unknown color, with the very bottom of the front right bumper broken off.

This vehicle is believed to have been involved in a fatal crash Friday night. The crash occurred on Alabama 181 near the 5 mile marker in the Fairhope.

According to officials, the vehicle was driven by a black male and seen leaving the area south bound on Alabama 181 after the accident.

via Alabama State Troops looking for vehicle connected to Fairhope fatal crash | WPMI.

Attorney David Maloney has driver’s license suspended despite DUI dismissal | AL.com

July 17, 2016

David Maloney may have had his suspicion of DUI charge dismissed following a May arrest, but the Florida DUI attorney isn’t getting his driver’s license back.

WEAR-TV reported Maloney’s license was recently suspended for one year for refusing to submit to a field sobriety and Breathalyzer test after he was pulled over for speeding on May 8.

via Attorney David Maloney has driver’s license suspended despite DUI dismissal | AL.com.

9 suspects arrested by task force in Baldwin County drug sting | AL.com

July 14, 2016

Law enforcement officials in Baldwin County say their community is safer now that nine suspects were arrested in a Wednesday morning drug sting.

The sting was executed by FBI Safe Streets, a task force led by federal agents in accordance with Baldwin County Sheriff’s, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Homeland Security and police departments within the county.

via 9 suspects arrested by task force in Baldwin County drug sting | AL.com.

Baldwin Deputy Kills Family Pet

July 12, 2016

The photo’s of the aftermath of an encounter between a pit bull and a sheriff’s deputy speak for themselves. The dog’s owner Terry Tigart still wants to know why. “What did you need that was so important that my dog had to get shot?”

“The sheriff’s department didn’t go out there to shoot a dog,” responds Capt. Steve Arthur, “We went out there to serve a civil document that she and her ex-partner were involved with.”

A former military K-9 officer, the deputy made phone calls to the house before making the 50-yard walk to the front door. The pit bull came from inside the house. The deputy retreated and gave commands to the dog. “He continued to retreat towards the gate as best he could,” says Arthur. “The dog was still aggressive coming at him and at that point he had no choice but to protect himself and he did fire three rounds and struck the dog and the dog eventually died in the front yard.”

via Baldwin Deputy Kills Family Pet.

Suspect Loses Tongue In Police Chase Crash

July 12, 2016

Bad things can happen when you run from police.

On Friday, two fugitives in a stolen SUV found that out the hard way when they tried to run from sheriff’s deputies in Baldwin County.

Deputies on I-65 attempted to stop the SUV for a traffic violation, but the driver took off. As the SUV reaches speeds of 110 miles per hour, the driver tries to lose the deputy by pulling in front of another car and exiting the interstate. That manuever doesn’t work.

via Suspect Loses Tongue In Police Chase Crash.

Ice dealer busted in Alabama after car chase ends in a wreck | AL.com

July 12, 2016

The Baldwin County Drug Task Force announced the arrest of 46 year-old George Adams an methamphetamine (ice) dealer in the Sunnydale, Alabama area on Monday (July 11).

The drug task force had been developing information over the past several weeks on Adams that indicated he had been selling ice in the area. On Thursday (July 8) the drug task force executed a search warrant at Adams home in the 300 block of Highway 59 North. When investigators arrived at the location Adams fled the residence and got into his vehicle.

via Ice dealer busted in Alabama after car chase ends in a wreck | AL.com.

Watch video of Alabama police chase, crash that throws suspect from car | AL.com

July 12, 2016

Between an I-65 chase involving two people wanted in another state, a crash and a child in distress, some Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies had a busy Friday morning.

According to information released Monday by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the action began shortly after 10 a.m. Friday morning, when deputies working I-65 near Bay Minette attempted to stop a black Cadillac Escalade with no tag. The driver led deputies on a short chase before veering off at an exit and losing control. The Escalade “rolled several times.”

via Watch video of Alabama police chase, crash that throws suspect from car | AL.com.

Rash of thefts across Baldwin County | WPMI

July 08, 2016

People are sick and tired of getting ripped off. Every Summer it seems to get worse, with items taken from unlocked cars, your garage, the back of a pick up truck and even a boat slip.

Boat slip 177 – there used to be a 42 foot Sea Ray here, valued at $135,000. Owner Janet Hargrove from Mobile can’t believe it was stolen from the Wharf Marina. “I don’t have any idea but they say somebody just took it and they were hoping it was in a boat yard by mistake. they checked to see if it was picked up because things like this don’t happen here,” said Hargrove.

via Rash of thefts across Baldwin County | WPMI.

Growth operation observed from air leads to massive marijuana bust – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

July 08, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — A Wilcox area man is in jail on more than a $1 million bond after Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies say found a massive marijuana growing operation on his property.

Ronald Hudson, 60, of County Road 64 in the Wilcox area of Robertsdale, was arrested June 30, charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

via Growth operation observed from air leads to massive marijuana bust – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

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