Crime

Police Negotiate with Man Barricaded in Home

The Montgomery Police Department negotiated with a man barricaded in his home for multiple hours Tuesday afternoon.   The home is on Myrtlewood Drive in the McGehee Estates neighborhood. Officials say they were attempting to question Matthew Shashy about an ongoing investigation. They did not specify what that investigation entails. Police say they were able to secure the neighborhood and…

Are Greenville’s violent crime rates high?

A recent murder has Greenville residents concerned about violent crime numbers in the city. Greenville Police arrested 28-year-old Jermario Smith of Greenville on murder charges Sunday. Police recieved a call concerning gunshots on Whittaker Street around 2 p.m. Police say they responded to the call and found a victim with gunshot wounds at the scene. That victim was pronounced dead,…

Victim ID’d in Fatal Judge C. Price Street Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department has identified the victim of a weekend fatal shooting as 34-year-old Chauncey Robinson of Montgomery. MPD initiated a homicide investigation into Robinson’s death following the Sept. 18 shooting. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 100 block of Judge C. Price Street at about 7:50 p.m. after receiving a report that a subject had been shot. There, they discovered…

Police: Man Robbed in Auburn While Playing ‘Pokemon Go’

Four suspects have been arrested after a man told Auburn police that he was robbed at gunpoint while he was playing the popular “Pokemon Go” smartphone game. Auburn police said in a news release that the man was playing the game outside of a vacant building early Wednesday when he was approached by four men who attacked him and robbed…

Lowndes Co. Man Accused of Stealing from the Elderly Arrested

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office According the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the man accused of stealing money from the elderly is behind bars. Kenneth Dynd Gordon was arrested in Montgomery at about 11:30 Tuesday night. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor to take advantage of senior citizens. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment…

Man Accused of Posing as Contractor to Steal Money from the Elderly

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kenneth Dynd Gordon. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor who swindles the elderly out of money in the county. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment for services promised, they no longer hear from Gordon and are unable to make contact…

Law Enforcement Concerned About Class D Felonies

A new class of felony has local enforcement worried the state will be releasing prisoners too soon. The Prison Reform Act signed by Governor Bentley in May of 2015 was designed to help prisons deal with over-crowding. Part of the act lowers the sentencing of Class C felonies to a new type of crime known as Class D felonies, allowing non-violent offenders…

Law Enforcement Address Mental Health at Summitt

It’s a growing problem many people are afraid to talk about, mental health. Law enforcement came together to address the negative stigma, in hope of finding a solution. Envision, and other organizations came together with law enforcement for the Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshop at the Mental Health Authority Building in Montgomery. They’re creating  a map of a path someone can take if…

One Person Injured in Shooting on Virginia Pine Lane

Montgomery police say one person was injured Tuesday night in a shooting. Investigators say an adult male was shot in the Virginia Pines Apartment in the 3200 block of Virginia Pine Lane. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There is no one in custody at this time. Police say the investigation is ongoing.     Categories: Crime,…

Selma Man Arrested, Charged With Stealing Police Car

A Selma man has been arrested for allegedly stealing an unmarked police car. Selma police responded to an accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 80E on February 1st. After running the tag, officers discovered it belonged to the Selma Police Department. A driver involved in the accident said that the driver of the unmarked police car had…