autauga county

Victim in Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident Identified

A South Carolina man has died after a two vehicle crash in Autauga County Monday afternoon. Troopers say 58-year-old Robert Atherton died when the tractor trailer he was driving hit head on by another tractor trailer that had crossed the median from the southbound lanes of I-65. The collision happened on I-65 North about 13 miles north of Prattville. Atherton…

ALEA Investigating Deadly Crash During Chase

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a deadly crash in Autauga County Sunday evening. State Troopers say 29-year-old Justin Sims died when his motorcycle hit an SUV on Autauga County Road 65 near Autauga County Road 20.  Troopers say Sims was refusing to stop for Autauga County Deputies at the time of the crash. Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger says…

Autauga County Artist Has Work on Display at High Museum in Atlanta

We profile an Autauga County self-taught artist

Brenda Davis lives in Autauga County and can’t stop painting.  She paints framed works of art, but also art on ceilings, floors, even shoes. She is self-trained. She says her inspiration comes from visions, dreams and God. She said this to Alabama News Network Anchor Tim Lennox: “I wake up in the morning times, Mr. Tim, it goes on all…

Man Convicted in Grass-Cutting Killing in Autauga County

Jurors in Autauga County have convicted a man of killing his brother-in-law in a dispute that began over grass cutting. 75-year-old Joseph H. Huffman has been found guilty of murder in the gunshot killing of 59-year-old John Brown in July 2017. Huffman had argued he shot the man in self-defense. He claims Brown attacked him. But a taped interview showed that…

Sheriff Identifies Prattville Girl Killed in Accidental Shooting

Autauga County officials have identified the 9-year-old Prattville girl killed in an accidental shooting over the weekend. Sheriff Joe Sedinger says Alyssa Davis died at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham after she shot herself with a handgun Sunday afternoon. Davis was a student at Pine Level Elementary School. Counselors are now available for her classmates and other students. Sedinger is urging…

Suspect Wanted in Tennessee Captured in Autauga County

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a Prattville man wanted on warrants in Tennessee has been captured after a chase in Autauga County. Sheriff Joe Sedinger says Brian Lee Cleckler, 39, of Prattville was wanted by the Franklin County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on felony warrants.   Sedinger says Cleckler was located today…

Two dead in Autuaga County Murder-Suicide

Prattville police are investigating a murder suicide. Authorities say Derico Houser, 39, shot and killed his ex-wife Friday around 6 pm. Police issued an alert for Houser’s arrest but he was later found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday morning. Houser had military training and is said to have been suffering from PTSD.     Categories: Montgomery, News Tags:…

Teens To Face Trial as Adults

Montgomery 14 and 15 year olds charged with murder and robbery.

Two Montgomery teens will go on trail as adults for a murder in Prattville. Autauga County authorities say Roderick Demar Williams was 14 and Devonte Raymon Hill was 15 in 2016 when they killed 56 year old john Michael Taylor of Prattville. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the transfer to adult court. Autauga County Authorities say Taylor was…

Deatsvillle Woman Charged With Having Sex With a Minor

A Deatsville woman is facing multiple charges after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old child. Jennifer Rose Ingram, 31, is charged with three counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, and one count of furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. Reports show Ingram having a sexual relationship with the child during the months of November and December….

Alabama Schools in Flood Danger

PEW report identifies flood-prone schools

The non-profit PEW Charitable Trusts are out with a report identifying schools in danger of flooding. The report includes an interactive map of Alabama with a list of the number of schools in each county that is in a flood danger area. The Dallas County School system has the largest number of those schools—three of the system’s 22 schools. Montgomery…