Crime

Lauderdale 17-year-old faces rape and charges involving minors

FLORENCE – A 17-year-old Lauderdale County resident is charged with rape and 30 counts pertaining to obscene matter of a child under 17, authorities said.The suspect, identified as Bryant Black, is out on $400,000 bail, said Christina Keeton, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s investigator assigned to OnePlace of the Shoals.Black is charged with first-degree rape, 10 counts…

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Board denies parole for 2 Colbert offenders

MONTGOMERY – Parole was denied Tuesday for two inmates convicted in unrelated Colbert County crimes, authorities said.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles turned down parole for Kenneth Bradley Keller and Johnny Oneal Landers, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.Keller has served 13 years, 7 months of…

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7 inmates from local cases up for parole

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider parole for seven inmates convicted of Colbert County crimes, authorities said.The days and hearings include the following:-(Tuesday) Kenneth Bradley Keller, who has served 13 years, 7 months of a 20-year sentence for two counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, one count of…

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Parole denied for Sheffield murderer

MONTGOMERY — A woman convicted of a 1988 Sheffield murder had parole denied this week, authorities said.In a separate case, parole also was denied for a convicted sex offender from a Colbert County case who failed to comply with Alabama’s sex offender registration laws, officials said.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied paroles for…

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3 get parole, 1 denied

Parole was granted for three inmates serving time for local crimes and denied for another, authorities said.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles approved the paroles Wednesday for Todd Alan Davis, Jesse Clinton Ford and James Matthew Locke, authorities said.Todd Alan Davis has served 2 years, 11 months of a 10-year sentence on three second-degree…

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2 arrested in death of boy, 3

FLORENCE – Two arrests have been made in the death of 3-year-old Kaiden Garner, whose “lifeless body” was taken to North Alabama Medical Center on Aug. 12.Blake Joshwell Townsend, 20, Florence, was arrested Wednesday on a Lauderdale County grand jury indictment of capital murder, Florence police said.Yalrick Zeonsha Pride, 20, Florence, was arrested on an…

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2 have parole denied, 1 granted

MONTGOMERY — Parole was denied Tuesday for two inmates serving time for Shoals crimes and granted for another inmate, authorities said.Richard Ray Russell and Timothy Terrell Garner had parole denied, while Joseph Heath Terry had it granted, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.Eddie Frank Chandler and Joshua…

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Man charged with capital murder of Rogersville woman

FLORENCE – A man has been charged with capital murder in the 2015 fatal stabbing of a Rogersville woman at her apartment.Casey Cole White was charged Tuesday with two count of capital murder in the death of Connie Ridgeway, authorities said.Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly said White already is in prison on unrelated Limestone…

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10 inmates in local cases up for parole this week

MONTGOMERY — Ten inmates serving time for Shoals crimes are up for parole, authorities said.Six of those 10 are up today, and the remainder are up Wednesday, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.Those six include:-Eddie Frank Chandler has served 10 months of a 45-month prison term for…

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Drunk-driving suspect charged with assault after crash

FLORENCE – Police arrested a man and charged him with second-degree assault and driving under the influence in connection with a weekend wreck that seriously injured the passenger in his vehicle.Luis Gomez faces the charges after the Friday night wreck, police said. They said he crashed on Florence Boulevard and Hough Road while turning left…

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