Domestic Violence

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…

Montgomery Police Officer Injured While Responding to Domestic Dispute, Suspect Charged with Assault

Montgomery police charged Xavier McCall, 20, with second-degree assault on an officer in reference to a domestic disturbance that occurred on April 26 around 10 a.m. in the 2500 block of Woodley Road. While on scene, contact was made with McCall who became aggressive with officers. As they attempted to take him into custody, McCall became combative and caused minor…

Fugitive Arrested for Pouring Scalding Liquid on Family Member

A fugitive wanted for throwing scalding liquid at a family member is now in custody, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. On February 17th, CrimeStoppers asked for help to locate 22-year-old Alneko Davis. Davis was then wanted for felony domestic violence warrants. The family member that Davis allegedly threw scalding liquid on, was seriously injured. According to the February…

Man Suspected of Pouring Scalding Hot Liquid on Family Member Wanted by Police

The Montgomery Sheriff’s Office has notified CrimeStoppers of a subject wanted for felony Domestic Violence warrants. Alnekeo Davis is wanted for Domestic Violence Assault 1st degree. Davis reportedly caused serious physical injury by means of a scalding liquid thrown on the victim, who was a family member. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Alnekeo Davis, please immediately…

Montgomery Jail Corrections Officer Charged with Choking Girlfriend During Domestic Dispute

Montgomery police charged Caleb Provitt, 24, with domestic violence strangulation and child abuse in reference to a domestic dispute that occurred on Feb. 14 shortly after midnight in the 6000 block of Monticello Drive. The adult female victim says that during a physical altercation she was choked and bitten by her boyfriend, Provitt. She sustained minor injuries. Provitt was present…

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…