butler county

Prayers for Butler County Officers

A group of prayer warriors has spent the last month praying for every group, business, organization and person in Butler County. Wednesday, they completed their long list with a stop at the Greenville Police Department to pray for and with police and other law enforcement. The group is participating in the 21 Day Prayer Challenge, and hopes they showed their…

Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Murder and Rape Conviction

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder and first-degree rape convictions of Shawn McClain.  McClain, 31, of Georgiana, was convicted in the Butler County Circuit Court in August of 2015 for the rape and murder of Dorothy Leatherwood. The record at the trial indicated that in 2012, McClain earned money by…

Butler County Deputies get Tech Upgrades

  Butler County Sheriff’s Deputies are getting some new technology upgrades, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The grant money was used to purchase two new car camera systems for the deputies, something Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said they desperately need. “We’ve got some that’s out of date, quit working and…

Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct

An ex-Alabama state trooper who was accused of raping a woman while he was on duty has been sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. Samuel McHenry II filed a plea agreement in Butler County District Court on Thursday during a preliminary hearing. Charges of rape and sodomy that were filed against him have…