Category Archives: Crime

Lillian Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase, armed robbery in Mississippi | AL.com

November 26, 2014

A Bay Minette man linked to an armed robbery at Lillian Pharmacy and a theft at Tanger Outlets in Foley last week was arrested in Montgomery County, Mississippi, after a high-speed chase on Monday afternoon. According to U.S. Marshals Service inspector Hugh McClendon with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, William “Jake” McMillan, 27, committed an armed robbery in Choctaw County and a high-speed chase ensued.

via Lillian Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase, armed robbery in Mississippi | AL.com.

Silverhill man jailed on rape, child porn charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 26, 2014

SUMMERDALE, Ala. — A 19-year-old Silverhill man is in Baldwin County Jail on charges of felony rape and possession of child porn. Devin Dante Doyle was booked into the county detention center Tuesday morning, according to jail records. He is charged with single counts of felony rape (2nd Degree), Possession of Child Pornography and Transmission of Obscene Material to a Child.

via Silverhill man jailed on rape, child porn charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley PD preps for waves of holiday shoppers

November 25, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – With the holiday weekend rapidly approaching, that also means the malls and shopping centers will soon be packed with people looking for hot deals. And in South Baldwin County, many people will be flocking to the Tanger Outlets. With throngs of people coming to catch a good deal, that means safety is going to have to be amped up.


via Foley PD preps for waves of holiday shoppers.

Suspect wanted for armed robbery of prescription drugs at Lillian Pharmacy – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 25, 2014

LILLIAN, Ala. — A Bay Minette man suspected in the alleged armed robbery of a local drug store is the focus of a manhunt today. An arrest warrant is active for William McMillan in the robbery of prescription drugs with a potential street value of $50,000.

via Suspect wanted for armed robbery of prescription drugs at Lillian Pharmacy – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Police: Fairhope man linked to arson, burglary concealed cocaine, pot during booking and tried to use drugs in jail | AL.com

November 25, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – A 30-year-old Fairhope man already facing three charges related to a downtown arson, burglary investigation added to his problems last week by concealing cocaine and marijuana and attempting to use the drugs in city jail, according to police.

via Police: Fairhope man linked to arson, burglary concealed cocaine, pot during booking and tried to use drugs in jail | AL.com.

$3.6 million on restoration study for Dauphin Island | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 23, 2014

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WALA) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved $9.6 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for Alabama conservation projects including $3.6 million to be spent on a feasibility study on restoring Dauphin Island. The Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund is made up of plea money from BP and Transocean after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.


via $3.6 million on restoration study for Dauphin Island | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Drug Task Force seeks info on fugitive’s whereabouts – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating a fugitive. Following is information released Thursday afternoon by BCSO: Danny Ray Riordan, White Male, 6’1” 180 lbs.  Green eyes/brown hair with a pony tail, 56 yrs. of age, Last known address: 17000 block of Horseshoe Bend Loxley, AL.

via Drug Task Force seeks info on fugitive’s whereabouts – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Fixing the pollution problem in Bayou Chico – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

November 20, 2014

Governor Rick Scott and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced they’re giving $11 million of the BP oil spill settlement to fund projects that will address pollution in Bayou Chico. The projects include adding a pond that will be more than two acres, an underground treatment unit to remove debris flowing into the bayou, and expanding a nearby creek.

via Fixing the pollution problem in Bayou Chico – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Suspect used saw to cut off victim’s head, arms, legs | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 19, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – Court documents claim that murder suspect William Minton used a power saw, similar to a jigsaw to dismember the body of his stepfather, Kenneth Hood. In complaints filed on November 12, Baldwin County Deputy Sergeant Michael Gaull says Minton killed Hood by striking him with an object, describing the action as blunt force trauma to the head.


via Suspect used saw to cut off victim’s head, arms, legs | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Barnwell armed robbery suspects in custody – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 19, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Police arrested a pair of suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Fish River Pride store at Highway 98 and Highway 181, which was robbed today at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday. Units from the Baldwin County Sheriffs Office and the Fairhope Police Department responded to the scene and established a perimeter. A helicopter from the Alabama State Troopers was also on scene to assist.

via Barnwell armed robbery suspects in custody – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Key figure in incestous child-sex ring and aunt to missing Brittany Wood seeks judge’s review on matters before Dec. 8 trial | AL.com

November 18, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama – A Baldwin County judge wants to take time before deciding whether to grant a hearing into the suitability of a witness in a case against one of the key figures accused of being involved in a string of sex-related crimes against children.

via Key figure in incestous child-sex ring and aunt to missing Brittany Wood seeks judge’s review on matters before Dec. 8 trial | AL.com.

Authorities identify both men involved in robbery at Fish River Pride | AL.com

November 18, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – Authorities identified the two people suspected in robbing a rural Barnwell store, south of Fairhope, Monday. Jesse Bond, 20, and Nathaniel Shelton, 30, addresses both unknown, were arrested and booked on charge of a felony robbery, first-degree. They have been taken to the Baldwin County Jail.

via Authorities identify both men involved in robbery at Fish River Pride | AL.com.

Governor Bentley announces $9.6 million for gulf restoration projects

November 18, 2014

“The Gulf Coast of Alabama is one of the state’s greatest natural treasures, and it is important that we restore it from the harm caused by the 2010 oil spill,” Governor Bentley said. “The $9.6 million we will receive from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will support our continued long-term recovery efforts from the adverse effects of the oil spill. I appreciate all of our local, state and federal partners who are working with us in this long-term recovery effort to restore the Alabama Gulf Coast.”

via Governor Bentley announces $9.6 million for gulf restoration projects.

Wendy Holland Challenges Child Witness in Sex Ring Case – WPMI – Mobile Featured – LOCAL 15

November 17, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) An Alabama woman accused of being part of an alleged family sex ring is challenging the testimony of a key witness. Wendy Wood Holland says a child witness against her has made numerous false statements and has a predisposition for giving false testimony.

via Wendy Holland Challenges Child Witness in Sex Ring Case – WPMI – Mobile Featured – LOCAL 15.

Orange Beach man held on $1 million bond in drug charge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 14, 2014

BAY MINETTE, AL – According to jail records an Orange Beach man was arrested Thursday, Nov. 13, on drug charges and is being held on a bond of more than $1 million. Robert Keith Corte Jr., 25, who is listed as having a Canal Road address, was arrested for drug trafficking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the unfluence.

via Orange Beach man held on $1 million bond in drug charge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach police participate in drug sweep that nets 22 arrests

November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Orange Beach Police Department has just concluded a 19-month investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in the City of Orange Beach. This operation was conducted with the oversight of the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office and the cooperation of the City of Gulf Shores and the Foley Police Department. Others assisting in this investigation were the Baldwin County Drug Task Force and the Lawrence County Drug Task Force.

via Orange Beach police participate in drug sweep that nets 22 arrests.

Why the death penalty could be difficult to pursue against accused killer William Minton of Foley | AL.com

November 14, 2014

BAY MINETTE, ALABAMA – Capital murder charges might be difficult to pursue in the murder case against 55-year-old accused killer William A. Minton, but Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon says an investigation is continuing to see if they can be brought forward. Dixon, during a news conference Wednesday at the Baldwin County Commission’s chambers in Bay Minette, said that until evidence surfaces, the charges against Minton will carry with them possible life imprisonment. Capital murder is punishable by death.

via Why the death penalty could be difficult to pursue against accused killer William Minton of Foley | AL.com.

Suspect Minton now jailed in Foley dismemberment case – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 13, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Ala — Accused murderer and mutilator William Alvin Minton was booked into Baldwin County Jail late Wednesday afternoon for the alleged killing and dismemberment of his stepfather in Foley. Minton is held without bond on charges of Murder and Abuse of a Corpse, according to jail records.

via Suspect Minton now jailed in Foley dismemberment case – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Accused killer of 87-year-old Foley man served 20 years in Georgia prison for molesting teen | AL.com

November 13, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama – The suspect in the murder of 87-year-old Kenneth Hood of rural Foley had been out of Georgia state prison for slightly more than seven months after serving a 20-year sentence for molesting a 14-year-old girl in 1994.

via Accused killer of 87-year-old Foley man served 20 years in Georgia prison for molesting teen | AL.com.

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