Domestic Violence

Tallassee Residents React to Mayor Hammock’s Arrest

Residents of the City of Tallassee are reacting to current Mayor John Hammock being arrested Saturday. Per Alabama News Network article: Orange Beach police say they’ve arrested Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock on a domestic violence strangulation charge. Police say Saturday night at around 10:00, they responded to the 26000 block of Perdido Beach Blvd. in reference to domestic dispute. Police…

Auburn Man Wanted for Kidnapping in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An Auburn man is wanted for kidnapping and burglary — following a hostage situation at Tuesday morning — at Rangedale Apartments in Selma. Authorities say 34 year old Antonio Scott went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment — and held her against her will for hours. The woman told police she came home from work at around…

Marion Man Charged in Death of His Estranged Wife

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Marion man is behind bars — accused of killing his estranged wife. Jimmy Woods is charged with murder — and domestic violence. Fire fighters responded to a fire at Woods’ house 1:30 Sunday morning. Then hours later — his estranged wife was found dead in a truck on another side of town. Authorities say…

Man, Woman Hit by Bullet While Wrestling Over Gun at Church

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A gun went off in an Alabama church as a man tried to disarm a woman, wounding them both, police said. Linda Walker entered the sanctuary of Amity Baptist Church in Mobile with a gun after services ended Sunday, Officer Katrina H. Frazier says. Walker, 58, aimed the weapon at the unidentified man and another person,…

Mobile Officer Arrested After Wife Alleges Domestic Abuse

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – A Mobile police officer was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after his wife accused him of choking her during a dispute over another woman. Mobile police say Officer Daniel Marlin was placed on leave from the department until the case is resolved. A police statement said Marlin was arrested Wednesday, the same day his…