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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
SUMMERDALE, Alabama — A Summerdale man is in jail on drug trafficking, weapons possession and attempt to elude charges after attempting to flee from deputies executing a search warrant on his property last week.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
ORANGE BEACH, AL- Someone stole a $135,000 yacht from the Wharf Marina in Orange Beach.
The crime was reported on the 4th of July. The owners were selling the boat and had left the keys on board so the management company could show the vessel to potential buyers and let them take it out on test drives.