Category Archives: Crime

Jabari Stots charged with animal abuse and criminal trespass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 29, 2016

On April 20, the Foley Police Department and the Foley Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire at 17929 Little Rock Road in Foley. The fire was contained in a bedroom closet. A dog was located in the residence and had suffered burns. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian by police. After the dog was released by the veterinarian, it was brought to the kennels at the Foley Police Department. On Tuesday, April 26, the dog was taken back to the veterinarian. The dog was later euthanized.

via Jabari Stots charged with animal abuse and criminal trespass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Teen accused of setting dog on fire arrested; vet speaks out – FOX10 News | WALA

April 29, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - Authorities say 19-year-old Jabari Maliek Stots of Foley is responsible for the setting a dog on fire which led to the animal being euthanized. Stots was arrested for first-degree Criminal Trespass and Aggravated Cruelty to an animal, which is a Class C felony.

via Teen accused of setting dog on fire arrested; vet speaks out – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Teens arrested after dog set on fire in Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

April 28, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - Police in Foley say a dog was euthanized Tuesday because of injuries suffered when the animal was set on fire last week.

Authorities say three teenagers are involved, and two of them have been arrested.

Officials found the dog on fire in a bedroom closet inside an abandoned trailer on Little Rock Road Wednesday, April 20. They also say at least one of the suspects poured an accelerant on the dog before lighting it on fire.

via Teens arrested after dog set on fire in Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Florida man charged with murder in death of missing Gulf Shores boater | AL.com

April 27, 2016

A Florida man is now charged with murder in the death of a Gulf Shores man who went missing on April 2 while sailing to Port St. Joe, Fla.

Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, is currently being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, La. after allegedly being caught using the missing man’s credit cards and passport, NOLA.com reported.

via Florida man charged with murder in death of missing Gulf Shores boater | AL.com.

FBI offering $10,000 reward for information leading to missing Alabama teen | AL.com

April 27, 2016

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of a missing east Alabama teenager.

Myra Alissia Freeman, now 18, disappeared from her Highland Home residence on the evening of Dec. 13, 2015 after taking out the garbage from her bedroom.

via FBI offering $10,000 reward for information leading to missing Alabama teen | AL.com.

Death penalty sought in boater’s murder

April 23, 2016

Local officials announced Friday that a Milton man will be charged with murder in the death and disappearance of an Alabama boater.

In a press conference, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said that investigators would be serving a homicide warrant to 36-year-old Michael Paul Rodgers, who is jailed in Louisiana on fraud and theft charges. Rodgers was arrested in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana, after allegedly trying to assume the identity of a missing Gulf Shores man, 62-year-old James Gunther.

via Death penalty sought in boater’s murder.

Milton man accused of murdering a Gulf Shores boater | WEAR

April 23, 2016

WEAR — The state attorney says he will go after the death penalty for a Milton man now accused of murdering a Gulf Shores boater.

Michael Rogers is currently in a Louisiana jail charged with fraud.

Police there say he tried to use 62-year-old James Gunther’s passport and credit cards to get a Lousiana ID.

via Milton man accused of murdering a Gulf Shores boater | WEAR.

Missing boater’s death now a homicide investigation, suspect nam – FOX10 News | WALA

April 23, 2016

The Escambia County, Fla. Sheriff’s office says the the death of 62-year-old missing boater James Bradley Gunther of Gulf Shores is now a homicide investigation.

That means more answers for a Gulf Shores community, mourning the loss of a fellow boater. Investigators say Brad Gunther was killed after he left this dock on his sailboat. Gunther had been missing for nearly three weeks.

via Missing boater’s death now a homicide investigation, suspect nam – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Missing Sailor Case Now A Murder Investigation

April 23, 2016

The body of 62-year-old Brad Gunther was discovered by family members a week ago. Now investigators in Florida are calling it a homicide and have a warrant for the arrest of Michael Paul Rodgers.

“Our office working with the sheriff’s office has obtained a warrant for homicide and has put a detainer on Mr. Rodgers.”

via Missing Sailor Case Now A Murder Investigation.

No ID on body found Friday, is Gulf Shores boater still missing? – FOX10 News | WALA

April 19, 2016

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - We’re still asking questions about a missing boater from Gulf Shores.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has not identified the body that was found at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday. It could be that of missing Gulf Shores boater, Brad Gunther.

No officials have confirmed that. What we do know is investigators haven’t released any official information about the identity. In the meantime, we’re learning more about the timeline of this mystery, thanks to a picture (see right).

via No ID on body found Friday, is Gulf Shores boater still missing? – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Record Spring Break Crowds, Arrests at Baldwin County Beaches

April 16, 2016

Waves of college students have left the beaches for another year. Record crowds and also a record number of arrests. Almost 1300 between the two coastal communities.

“Definitely higher than before,” says Sgt. Jason Woodruff with Gulf Shores Police. “We’ve had some big weeks but this was a big month.”

620 arrests were made in Gulf Shores, 679 in Orange Beach. “Every year after spring break there’s that little bit of whew it’s over and we’ve gotten through another year,” says Lt. Steve Brown with Orange Beach Police.

via Record Spring Break Crowds, Arrests at Baldwin County Beaches.

Sources: Body Found at NAS Pensacola, Believed to be Missing Boater

April 16, 2016

News 5 has confirmed a body was discovered Friday afternoon on the coast of NAS Pensacola.

There is currently an active crime scene on the strip of beach where the body was located, News 5 is told.

The body is believed to be that of 62-year-old boater Brad Gunther, who went missing last week.  Family members who spoke to News 5 a short time ago confirmed that’s what they were told by local authorities.

via Sources: Body Found at NAS Pensacola, Believed to be Missing Boater.

Man commits suicide during standoff in Silverhill | AL.com

April 16, 2016

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack reports that a Silverhill man committed suicide during a standoff with deputies.

Mack says the standoff began around 10:20 a.m. when a sheriff’s deputy was called to the come on a welfare concern.

According to Mack the man, who was inside his trailer on the 1300 block of Woodpecker Road, had been involved in a recent ongoing dispute with family members.

via Man commits suicide during standoff in Silverhill | AL.com.

Baldwin County remembers victims of crime – FOX10 News | WALA

April 15, 2016

It’s National Crime Victims’ week. To mark the occasion candlelight vigils are being held across the country, including in Baldwin County.

In attendance at the 5th annual “Candlelight on the Delta” were family members whosee loved ones were murdered.

“We called him Bomma… Willie Young Jr. The 3rd day of August 2011 he left us… For a stabbing 23 times,” said Willie Young, Sr.

via Baldwin County remembers victims of crime – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Friends of missing boater call disappearance a mystery, arrest m – FOX10 News | WALA

April 13, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Many in the Gulf Shores area are calling a missing boater’s disappearance a mystery. FOX10 News talked to neighbors and friends who know Brad Gunther, who they say he is an avid, experienced boater. A sex offender from Milton has also been arrested in Louisiana for using Gunther’s credit card and passport.

For a bay side community full of boaters, James Bradley Gunther’s, who they call Brad, disappearance is hitting hard.

“It’s very strange what has happened.”

via Friends of missing boater call disappearance a mystery, arrest m – FOX10 News | WALA.

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JPSO arrests man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards | NOLA.com

April 12, 2016

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Florida man found with a passport and credit cards belonging to a missing Gulf Shores, Ala. boater, according to arrest reports.  Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, tried to use 62-year-old James Bradley Gunther’s passport and other identification to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

via JPSO arrests man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards | NOLA.com.

Man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards arrested in Louisiana | AL.com

April 12, 2016

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Florida man found with a passport and credit cards belonging to a missing Gulf Shores, Ala. boater, according to arrest reports.  Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, tried to use 62-year-old James Bradley Gunther’s passport and other identification to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

via Man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards arrested in Louisiana | AL.com.

Florida man arrested in Louisiana with missing Gulf Shores man’s passport – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 12, 2016

HARVEY, La. – According to jail records here a Milton, Fla., man was arrested after trying to use a missing Gulf Shores man’s passport to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies said Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, tried to use 62-year-old James Bradley Gunther’s documents and Florida authorities said he rented a hotel room using one of Gunther’s credit cards.

via Florida man arrested in Louisiana with missing Gulf Shores man’s passport – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Mobile man falls victims to vacation rental scam | WEAR

April 10, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — A Mobile man tried to rent a vacation home on Pensacola Beach for his family, but after paying hundreds of dollars, he learned he was paying for nothing.

“[My bank is] looking into it, but it was a very slim chance [I would get my money back,]” said David Warren.

Warren told Channel Three news he found an ad on Craigslist for a vacation home and paid $800 to live in it for three days. Warren later learned the person he paid has nothing to do with the home.

via Mobile man falls victims to vacation rental scam | WEAR.

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