Domestic Violence

Montgomery Groups Helping Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims Receive $193,000 in Grants

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $193,000 to assist specialized groups that help domestic violence and sexual assault victims in south central Alabama. “The extremely negative effects of domestic violence and sexual assault can linger for years for victims and their families,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for helping victims and their family members begin the recovery…

Crimestoppers: Wanted Domestic Violence Fugitive in Police Custody

Wanted fugitive Antonio Talley is now in police custody and no longer wanted by law enforcement. Crimestoppers announced the arrest of Talley on March 23. He faces Domestic Violence 3rd assault charges after allegedly striking the victim in the head with a wooden 2×4. An anonymous tip alerted authorities to Talley’s whereabouts. The tipster will receive a reward. Crimestoppers didn’t…

One Place Family Justice Center held Press Conference to Discuss How Cases Rise During COVID

One Place Family Justice Center held a press conference today to discuss the increase in domestic violence during the pandemic. Domestic violence has always been a serious problem nationwide, with over 300,00 calls to the national hotline per year. The Justice center spoke about how COVID-19 has contributed to the increase of calls and cases. It was announced that the…

$176,000 in Grants Awarded to Four Alabama Counties to Assist with Domestic Violence Victims

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $176,000 to support programs that aid domestic violence victims in four Alabama counties. Grant funds of $25,000 will help the Crenshaw County Commission continue its work through the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office of arresting perpetrators of domestic violence and protecting victims. The office’s domestic violence officers will also attend public meetings to educate residents about…

Montgomery Police Charge Woman in Another Woman’s Stabbing Death

Montgomery police have arrested and charged a woman with another woman’s stabbing death. Police say late Saturday night, November 5, they were called to the 2500 block of McGraw Court. That’s where they say they found 27-year-old Mia Ziegler of Montgomery with several stab wounds. Ziegler was taken to the hospital but died yesterday. Police had charged 34-year-old Kimberly Kelley…

ACADV Honors Victims During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence joined together on Friday, Oct. 16, for a balloon release to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. State and local leaders, members of the community, and survivors gathered at Oak Park in Montgomery to honor the lives lost to domestic violence. Statistics show 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will…

Troy Man Charged With Domestic Violence 1st Degree

Willie Jamel Bray, 26, of Troy, has been arrested by the Troy Police Department for Domestic Violence 1st degree. Officers responded to a report of a man down on Peacock Street at 7:25 am Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they found 51-year-old Willie Edward Bray suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Paramedics from the Troy Fire Department and…

WANTED: Authorities Searching for Man Accused of Choking Woman in Front of Her 9-Year-Old Son

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the location of Domestic Violence Offender Devonte Chequea Holloway. Holloway is described as being a 27-year-old black male, 5’10” ft. in height, weighing approximately 186lbs. Investigators say Holloway got into a verbal argument with the victim that soon turned physical. During the altercation, the offender grabbed the victim by the throat and…

Funeral Arrangements Announced for MPD Detective Killed

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the MPD detective who was killed earlier this week. Detective Tanisha Pughsley/Source: Montgomery Police Department Montgomery Police announced that a memorial service for Detective Tanisha Pughsley will be this Sunday from 10AM-2PM at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home on Adams Ave in Montgomery. Detective Pughsley’s Homegoing Service will take place Saturday, July 18 at Miracle Revival…

Domestic Violence on the Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Domestic violence cases are on the rise in west Alabama. Several law enforcement agencies are reporting an up-tick in domestic violence calls since the Coronavirus pandemic started. Marengo County has had four homicides in the last few weeks. And authorities say three of the four involve domestic violence. They also say domestic calls are among…