Category Archives: Crime

Alleged sex abuser still behind bars | Fox10tv.com

December 09, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Shaun Cassidy wasn’t going anywhere this weekend. He’s still firmly behind bars as the Orange Beach police continue their investigation that led to Cassidy’s arrest Friday night.

“Due to the facts of this case, we have requested a no bond on Mr. Cassidy and that will be left to a Baldwin County judge to set a bond at a later date,” Sergeant Cliff Roberts said.

via Alleged sex abuser still behind bars | Fox10tv.com.

Man Indicted for Second Degree Murder of Country Singer Wayne Mills | WHNT.com

December 07, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Nashville Metro Police report that a grand jury returned an indictment against the man police say shot country singer Wayne Mills.

According to CBS station WTVF, the shooting was a result of an altercation between Mills and the owner of the bar, Chris Ferrell. They said the two were inside the bar and a struggle ensued after Mills reportedly lit a cigarette in the non-smoking section. According to police, witnesses outside the bar heard gunshots and contacted authorities.

via Man Indicted for Second Degree Murder of Country Singer Wayne Mills | WHNT.com.

New Details How Nodine Spent Time Away From Jail – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

December 05, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The family of Angel Downs is reacting to Steve Nodine’s work release status being revoked. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says Nodine violated the conditions of work release and is now back in general population. The former Mobile County Commissioner was accused of murdering his longtime girlfriend Angel Downs. He accepted a plea deal last year and is currently serving out a two year sentence in Baldwin County.

Read More at: http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_new-details-nodine-spent-time-away-jail-6396.shtml

via New Details How Nodine Spent Time Away From Jail – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Another Baldwin arrest for child abuse and torture – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

December 05, 2013

Bay Minette, Ala. – For the third time in less than 3 weeks an accused child abuser has been arrested and booked into county jail. The latest arrest came Tuesday when 22-year-old Danielle Letha Caudle was charged with torture and willful abuse of a 2 year old.

The accused is reportedly the mother of the victim.

via Another Baldwin arrest for child abuse and torture – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

Elberta man convicted of sexually abusing 2-year-old – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 05, 2013

Bay Minette, Ala. – A Baldwin County jury deliberated less than 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon before convicting Raymond David Dechant of sexually abusing a Fairhope toddler.

Testimony revealed that the child’s mother discovered Dechant, 30, of Elberta, on top of the 2-year-old girl, whose underwear had been removed, said Assistant District Attorney Chalea Tisdale, who prosecuted the case.

via Elberta man convicted of sexually abusing 2-year-old – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Nodine’s work-release status revoked – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 04, 2013

BAY MINETTE, AL – Baldwin County Community Corrections Work Release section conducted routine field investigations on inmate Steve Nodine who was serving a two-year sentence in the Baldwin County Jail.

During the investigations it was determined that Mr. Nodine violated rules of conduct while at the facility, guidelines on Work Release inmates returning to the facility, and areas that are prohibited to visit by Work Release inmates while outside the facility.

via Nodine’s work-release status revoked – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Man robs Foley Dollar General at gunpoint

December 04, 2013

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – A minute and a half is all it took for a man to rob a Dollar General in Foley Sunday, December 1, around 9:30 p.m.

Only two employees were working at time. As they were bringing items inside to get ready to close up the store, a man wearing a sock hat, cloth over his face, and bright green latex gloves, entered the store with a gun.

via Man robs Foley Dollar General at gunpoint.

UPDATE: Trials could start this month in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach incidents – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 02, 2013

The docket includes: Jon Washington’s murder trial is in the shooting death of Kenny Myers which happened in Orange Beach in February of 2012; Melvin Hutcheson is charged in the fatal hit and run death of Michael Hoeft on County Road 4 in Gulf Shores in the same month; and Steven Pinson faces an attempted murder charge in the road rage shooting in Orange Beach in August of 2012.

via UPDATE: Trials could start this month in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach incidents – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Trials start Monday in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach incidents – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 29, 2013

BAY MINETTE, Ala. – Two trials involving incidents in OrangeBeach and GulfShores are scheduled to begin on Monday in the courthouse here and one scheduled to start then has been rescheduled for sometime in January.

Jon Washington’s murder trial is in the shooting death of Kenny Myers which happened in Orange Beach in February of 2012,

via Trials start Monday in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach incidents – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Thieves steal 50 Christmas trees from Escambia County lot | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com

November 28, 2013

A local Christmas tree seller is asking for the community’s help to return more than 50 Fraser Firs that were stolen from her lot in front of the Tate High baseball field Tuesday night.

Suzanne Eaton, a 55-year-old Pensacola resident, said she lost an estimated $5,000 in tree sales. Her premium trees, which are grown in North Carolina, sell for as much as $120. A portion of her proceeds every year go to the Tate High School baseball team.

via Thieves steal 50 Christmas trees from Escambia County lot | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com.

Man charged in rape of minor | Fox10tv.com

November 28, 2013

SILVERHILL, Ala. (WALA) – Police arrested 26-year-old Brian Clarke Stone Monday on charges of rape second degree, sodomy second degree, interference with custody, enticing a child, and sexual abuse second degree.

Silverhill Police Chief Kim Wasdin says Stone had met the alleged victim by chance in Baldwin County a year ago, and had kept constant contact with her ever since.

via Man charged in rape of minor | Fox10tv.com.

Former server arrested in identity theft, credit card fraud – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 26, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, AL – A former server at two Orange Beach restaurants was arrested this morning and charged with 51 counts of identity theft and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Stephanie Marie Brown listed her address as Fredricksburg, Va., when she was booked into the Baldwin County Jail on Nov. 25. According to the jail website her bond is set at $306,000 with a $5,000 bond on each count.

via Former server arrested in identity theft, credit card fraud – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Routine traffic stop leads to major drug bust – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 26, 2013

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — A routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 led to a major drug bust last week by the Baldwin County Multi-jurisdictional Interstate Task Force, Sheriff’s Department officials announced on Monday.

“I’ve talked before referring to these routine traffic stops in the war against illegal drugs as chopping at the tree,” Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack said Monday in a press conference at the Sheriff’s Department command center in Robertsdale.

via Routine traffic stop leads to major drug bust – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Boyfriend charged with abuse of 2-year-old child – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: The Baldwin Times

November 24, 2013

BAY MINETTE — A Bay Minette man was jailed Thursday, charged with abusing a 2-year-old child.

Stephen Dewayne Gerbige, 30, of 39871 County Road 39, Bay Minette, is being held in the Baldwin County Corrections Facility under a $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 6.

via Boyfriend charged with abuse of 2-year-old child – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: The Baldwin Times.

Baldwin County Deputy Shoots Dog – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Featured

November 24, 2013

RABUN, Ala. (WPMI) A Rabun family wants answers after their 16-year-old dog was shot by a deputy. On Friday, four deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office were serving a warrant at a home on Stacey Drive. A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said the dog came after the deputy and that’s when Belle was shot. The family however says that’s not the case.

Read More at: http://local15tv.com/news/features/featured/stories/baldwin-county-deputy-shoots-dog-2386.shtml

via Baldwin County Deputy Shoots Dog – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Featured.

Daphne teen accused of laptop thefts back in jail | AL.com

November 23, 2013

A Daphne teenager accused of stealing laptops from Baldwin County Public Schools’ students is back in the Baldwin County Corrections Center.

The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office asked a judge to revoke Richard “Bret” Langley’s $50,000 bond after he removed his ankle monitor and left home Nov. 3, according to court records. The judge granted the request.

via Daphne teen accused of laptop thefts back in jail | AL.com.

4 arrested on drug charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 20, 2013

ELBERTA, Ala. — With a single search warrant, Elberta Police have seized 48 grams of methamphetamine and made four arrests.

Early Monday morning, police entered a residence in the 2400 block of Woerner road, confiscated the drugs, which are valued at $5,500, and arrested 37-year-old Stephanie Dawn Gardner Harrison of Robertsdale and charged her with drug trafficking of methamphetamine.

via 4 arrested on drug charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Investigators: child sex-abuse investigation and Brittney Wood ‘all connected’ | AL.com

November 20, 2013

MOBILE, Alabama – On the same day she was in court on sex-abuse charges, investigators with a search warrant took computer equipment that could contain pertinent evidence from Wendy Wood Holland’s home in Irvington, according to the Mobile Police Department.

“We made collection of electronic storage devices in regards to the ongoing sex-abuse case,” said Ashley Rains, a department spokesperson.

via Investigators: child sex-abuse investigation and Brittney Wood ‘all connected’ | AL.com.

MPD: Wood family member search warrant issued | Fox10tv.com

November 18, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – According to Mobile Police, Investigators issued a search warrant over the weekend at the home of a relative of missing mother Brittney Wood.

Authorities and relatives tell FOX10 News investigators were specifically looking for electronics and child pornography videos allegedly taken by suspect Wendy Holland.

via MPD: Wood family member search warrant issued | Fox10tv.com.

Bond denied for Daphne bank bandit, Gibson remains behind bars – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

November 17, 2013

Bay Minette, Ala.– In his initial bond appearance before the court Friday afternoon, via closed circuit television from the Baldwin County Jail, accused bank robber and would-be escapee Christopher Bryant Gibson was ordered to remain in lockup for now: bond withheld.

via Bond denied for Daphne bank bandit, Gibson remains behind bars – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

Cop killer found guilty of killing 2 officers | Fox10tv.com

November 16, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The man accused of killing two police officers, including a Mobile native, in Tampa in 2010 was found guilty Friday, November 15.

A Hillsborough County jury found Dontae Morris guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for fatally shooting David Curtis, of Mobile, and Jeffrey Kocab during a routine traffic stop in East Tampa.

via Cop killer found guilty of killing 2 officers | Fox10tv.com.

Investigation continues into Gulf Shores couple’s child abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

November 15, 2013

Gulf Shores, Ala. – A Gulf Shores couple arrested on child abuse and torture charges are now released from jail after posting bond.

Police were first alerted to the injuries of a child by hospital personnel at South Baldwin Regional in Foley.

via Investigation continues into Gulf Shores couple’s child abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

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