Covington County

Sheriff: Senior Citizen Runs off Burgler

DOZIER, Ala. (AP) — Police say a 95-year-old south Alabama man who heard someone breaking into his home grabbed a weapon and ran off an intruder who was later captured and charged with burglary. News outlets quote Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman as saying a senior citizen in the Dozier community was napping in his living room on Friday evening…

CrimeStoppers: Atlanta Search for Armed and Dangerous Fugitive Expands to Covington County

CrimeStoppers: Andre Thomas An Atlanta search for Andre Thomas, an alleged armed and dangerous fugitive has expanded to Alabama. According to CrimeStoppers, the search has now included Covington County. Police say Thomas could have relatives and associates in the area and he may have reached out to them as he was planning his escape from the law. Thomas is described…

Covington County Man Killed in ATV Crash

Alabama State Troopers say a Covington County man has been killed in a wreck involving an ATV. Investigators say 49-year-old Troy Dewayne Hall of Red Level was driving an ATV last night on the shoulder of a road, when he hit a ditch and overturned. The wreck happened at about 7:35 p.m. on Maddox Road about four miles west of…

Covington County Receives $33,000 to Help Reduce Youth Crime

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $33,000 grant to continue a program aimed at preventing juvenile crime in Covington County. The city of Andalusia along with the Youth Advocate Program will use funds for its Opportunity for Change for Covington County Youth program. The program helps guide juveniles, who may have committed minor offenses, away from harmful and illegal activities….

Lowndes County Makes Arrest in Lowndesboro Gas Station Homicide

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection to a murder at a gas station in Lowndesboro. Officials say 34-year-old Cory Alan Cowart was arrested and charged with the murder of 29-year-old Robert Javaris Grant. Cowart was given a $250,000 bond. The shooting happened on February 7 at the BP gas station on U.S. Highway 80 East…

Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Task Force Searching for Drug Trafficking Suspect

The 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is searching for wanted fugitive Fredrick Laquan Everett, 34. Everett is wanted for two counts of Drug Trafficking. He is known to reside or hang out in the McKenzie, Opp, and Andalusia areas.  He also goes by the nicknames of Frog and BoingBoing. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Fredrick…