Domestic Violence

Woman Arrested, Charged with Murder in Fatal Prattville Shooting

On Thursday, August 29, the Prattville Police Department responded to 1358 Mets Court in reference to a person shot. Jason Alan Bobyarchick, 34, was found deceased in the residence with a fatal gunshot wound. Sara Melissa Fish, 43, was identified as the shooter. She was located at the residence. The two were involved in a relationship and the shooting stemmed…

Domestic Violence Help Available in Montgomery

There were two shootings less than 24 hours apart in Montgomery this week, and both of them were the result of domestic violence. In the wake of these two crimes we sat down with Tay Knight, Executive Director of Family Sunshine Center. The organization has services available for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and family violence. She says that…

Federal Grants to Alabama—Domestic Violence

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  Federal funding sent from the U.S. Department of Justice to Alabama is going to be used for a variety of domestic violence programs. That includes some organizations in the Black Belt. Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama (Walker County) – $22,160 for emergency shelter, case management and out-of-shelter services. The organization will also expand services to include an office…

Getting Help For Domestic Abuse

The two recent tragic events in Redland and Tallassee have shined a spotlight on domestic violence. Sheriff’s officials say a mother in the Redland community had filed for divorce from her husband, when he shot and killed her and one of their daughters before setting their house on fire and killing himself. Last month in a case in Tallassee, a…

Former Alabama LB Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend. The Santa Clara County District Attorney says Foster was charged Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned later in the day in San Jose. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Foster attacked his girlfriend in February at their Los Gatos…

Two People Shot During Domestic Dispute in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A domestic disturbance in Dallas County ends with two people shot. Sheriff’s Office Investigator Capt. Mike Granthum says the shooting happened Tuesday night on County Road 340 in Orrville. Granthum says an argument between Roberta Tower and Jeffery Cochran escalated into a physical fight. And that’s when Cochran got a gun and shot Tower in…

Montgomery Police Investigating Murder

They say it was an incident of Domestic Violence

The Police identify the victim as a 32 year old Montgomery resident— Vantrell Flynn. He died last night at the Taylor Crossing apartment complex in the 7-thousand block of taylor road, No arrests so far. If you have information call montgomery police at 241-26-51 Categories: Montgomery Tags: Domestic Violence, montgomery, Murder

Candlelight Vigil Shines Light on Domestic Violence

From the West Alabama Newsroom– October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a Selma non-profit holds a candlelight vigil in support of victims. SABRA Sanctuary hosted the event in front of Selma City Hall Thursday evening. More than a dozen people took part in a brief ceremony that included a survivor’s testimony. Event organizers say a candlelight vigil was the…

Millbrook Man Charged with Domestic Violence Assault after Shooting

A Millbrook man is charged with domestic violence assault after a shooting Monday morning. Authorities say they were called to a disturbance in the 1800 block of Alabama River Parkway. Both the suspect, 42-year-Michael Cleary, and the victim were shot. Cleary originally told police they were shot during a robbery, but after further investigation police discovered the shootings happened during a dispute….

Selma Man Accused of Running Down Ex-Girlfriend with SUV

Selma Police say Walter Young, 46, ran over his girlfriend with his SUV after seeing her with another man in the 500 block of Maxey St Thursday afternoon. They say after fighting with the woman, Young got back into the SUV and used it to assault the woman. The unidentified woman is in critical condition. Young is also accused of…