Domestic Violence

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…

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…