elmore county

Tallassee Man Charged with Reckless Murder in Crash That Killed Teen Passenger

On Friday, April 16, Alabama state troopers arrested a man for Reckless Murder. Anthony Reed Gann, 29, of Tallassee is the man facing charges. Police say a Tallassee teen was killed during a crash in which Gann was the driver of the vehicle. The crash happened on Friday, February 5 on Upper River Road in Elmore County. The car Gann…

Judge Reduces Bond of Man Accused of Killing Elmore County Woman

Starr Mulder disappeared in 2016. Her body was later found in Covington County in 2020./Source: Elmore County Sheriff’s Office A district judge has reduced the bond of the man accused of killing a missing Elmore County woman. Elmore County District Judge Glenn Goggans reduced 65-year-old Thomas Whitehurst’s bond to $250,000 cash only. In addition, Whitehurst is only allowed to have…

Whitehurst Case Bound to Grand Jury, Judge Finds Probable Cause

Thomas Whitehurst, who was accused of killing his estranged wife Starr Mulder, will now have his case be presented to a grand jury. Mulder’s remains were found and identified in the Conecuh National Forest in March, and Whitehurst was arrested a few days after. Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin says Whitehurst was always significant suspect. On Tuesday, Judge Glenn Goggans,…

Arrest Made in 2016 Missing Person Case

An arrest has been made in the missing person case of Starr Mulder, according to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin.  Mulder was last seen at her home in Wetumpka in June 2016. Sheriff Franklin says Mulder’s estranged husband, Thomas Edward Whitehurst, has been charged with murder.  He was arrested Tuesday and is in jail under a $1 million cash bond. …

Suspect Charged in Millbrook Robbery-Homicide

The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest in a deadly shooting. Ki-Juan Wyatt, 25, of Prattville is charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old Lewis Lucas. On Thursday, March 4, police responded to the 4100 block of Abrams Drive on reports of someone shot. Lucas died at a local hospital. Wyatt is charged with Murder and 1st degree…

Life without Parole: Man Pleads Guilty in 2018 “Good Samaritan” Fatal Stabbing

An Alabama man accused in the stabbing death of a motorist who stopped to assist him pleaded guilty to capital murder. According to reports, 33-year-old Ronald Jason Mann entered the plea during a hearing in Elmore County on Thursday. He will be sentenced to life without parole in the killing of 47-year-old Davon Waldrep in 2018. After forcing a couple…

$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…

Longtime Eclectic Grocery Store Owner Dies at 84

An Elmore County community is morning the loss of a lifelong resident. Bush’s Grocery Store owner Charles LaVoyde Bush died on Monday, February 15, at the age of 84. Bush’s Grocery Store has been a staple in the Town of Eclectic for 77 years. The store opened in 1944. Bush lost a battle with cancer and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)…

81-Year-old Eclectic Woman Dies in Three-Vehicle Crash Near Wetumpka

A three-vehicle crash at approximately 3:43 p.m. Saturday, Janaury 30, has claimed the life of an Eclectic woman. Janice J. Randolph, 81, was killed when the 2000 Dodge Caravan she was driving collided with a 2008 Chrysler 300 and a 2019 Toyota Corolla before overturning. Randolph, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver…

Update: Car Crash Leaves Section off Highway 231 Closed in Elmore County

A major crash in Elmore County has a section of 231 closed Monday Morning. State troopers are responding to a two-vehicle crash involving injury. The wreck happened around 6:15 a.m. at U.S. 231 and Grass Farm Road. Alabama News Network is working to get more information and will update the story once the road is back open. —————————————————————-Update: Highway 231…