Author: Josh Rainey

Single Boat Accident on Coosa River Kills Wetumpka Woman

WETUMPKA – ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers are on the scene a fatal boating accident on the Coosa River. Around midnight, Krista Danielle Elliott, 32, of Wetumpka, was killed when the boat she was a passenger in struck a tree overhanging the river. She was the only passenger in the boat along with the operator. The operator was uninjured. Stay with…

Bodies of Missing Boaters Found in Lake Jordan

The search for two missing boaters has come to a close. Marine police officials say the body of 17-year-old Travis House of Marbury was found around 4:30 PM Saturday. Earlier, rescue crews recovered the body of 26-year-old Clay Jackson of Deatsville. Investigators say the accident occurred when two boats collided near the mouth of Weoka Creek Thursday night between 9:30…

Body Recovered Following Collision on Lake Jordan

One of the boaters missing following Thursday’s boat collision on Lake Jordan has been found. Marine Police said the body of 26-year-old Devin Clay Jackson of Deatsville was recovered Saturday. No word on 17-year-old Travis House of Marbury at this time. Investigators say the accident occurred when two boats collided near the mouth of Weoka Creek Thursday night between 9:30…

Search Continues for Missing Boaters on Lake Jordan

The search continues for two boaters missing following an accident on the 4th of July. Rescue teams are back on Lake Jordan this morning trying to find 26-year-old Clay Jackson of Deatsville and 17-year-old Travis House of Marbury. Investigators say the accident occurred when two boats collided near the mouth of Weoka Creek Thursday night between 9:30 and 10:00PM.  Five…

16-Year-Old Arrested in Bramblett Crash

  Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office An arrest has been made in the crash that killed the Voice of the Auburn Tigers Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula. Auburn Police say they’ve arrested and charged 16-year-old Johnston Edward Taylor with two counts of manslaughter for the May 25th crash on Shug Jordan Parkway at West Samford Avenue. Investigators say…

One Person In Custody Following Shooting, Chase

One person is in custody following a chase that ended in Highland Park. Around 2 P.M., Montgomery Police and Fire responded to a person shot in the 1900 block of Stokes Street, where they found an adult male with non-life threatening injuries. Later, a patrol unit spotted a possible suspect’s vehicle leaving the area. After a brief chase that ended…

Series of Stomach Viruses Force Prattville Church to Cancel VBS

Source: Facebook/First Baptist Church – Prattville A series of stomach viruses forced a Prattville church to cancel its Vacation Bible School this week. It happened Wednesday at First Baptist Church on Washington Street. Dr. John Johnston, Associate Pastor at First Baptist, said they had to cancel VBS after several volunteers and kids came down with the stomach virus Wednesday. Staff…

ADOC: Escaped Inmate Recaptured in Wetumpka

Charles Marlin Harris III (Source: ADOC) The inmate, who escaped while working his assigned job in Montgomery, has been found. Charles Marlin Harris III was recaptured Thursday afternoon just before 3:00 P.M. in Wetumpka. Harris was convicted in May 2018 for possessing an firearm with an altered identification number. Additional charges are pending. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: adoc, Charles Marlin…

Update: Missing Prattville Man Found Safe

James Merriweather (Source: Prattville Police) A missing Prattville man has been found safe. 81-Year-Old James Merriweather was located by the Prattville Fire Department Search and Rescue Team Friday afternoon. He is currently under the care of the Prattville Fire Department Medics. Merriweather went missing Thursday just before 2:30PM Thursday in the area of Tenth Street in Prattville.   Categories: Montgomery,…

Wetumpka Police Take Fugitive Into Custody

  Melvin Daniels, Jr. (Source: CrimeStoppers) A fugitive wanted for theft of property and burglary has been taken into custody. Melvin Daniels, Jr. was located in Wetumpka after Montgomery Police received an anonymous tip from CrimeStoppers on Wednesday, June 26. After being confronted by Wetumpka Police and becoming combative with officers, Daniels was taken into custody. Daniels was originally wanted for…