Lee County

Lee County Commissioner Dies from COVID-19

Lee County Commissioner Johnny Lawrence died Friday after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. Montgomery County’s Facebook page says Mr. Lawrence ‘truly had a love for others. He spent much of his life serving, first as a Firefighter and then as County Commissioner.’ You’re asked to honor Lawrence by continuing to wear your mask, social distance and washing your hands. We…

Three Arrested in Lee County Face Major Drug Charges

On July 8, around 7:00 AM, Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators, Lee County SWAT members, Muscogee County,  Georgia Investigators, Alabama Game and fish officers, members of the Alabama Fire Marshals Office and The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency SWAT team conducted two search warrants in Lee County in reference to illegal drug sales. During the searches, Investigators located approximately seven ounces of…

Man Charged with Kidnapping, Murder of 19-Year-Old Aniah Blanchard Charged with Biting Correction Officer

The man charged with the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, Ibraheem Yazeed. Yazeed is charged with kicking a Lee County correctional officer and biting another. The officer bitten was injured. According to a police affidavit, on March 23, Lee County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officers Carl Key, Christopher Carroll and Steven Barner were attempting to get  Yazeed into his…

CONFIRMED: ADPH Investigation Reveals Montgomery County Resident Died of COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Public Health has now confirmed that a Montgomery County resident died from COVID-19. Monday,  Alabama News Network learned that a person in Montgomery County who contracted the virus had died, according to the Montgomery County EMA. An ADPH investigation now reveals that COVID-19 was the primary cause of death. Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health…

Five People Die From Coronavirus at a Hospital in Lee County

The East Alabama Medical Center has confirmed five patients who tested positive from the Coronavirus have died since Friday morning. Three of the patients were from Chambers County. The other two were from Lee County. The total is not yet reflected on the Alabama Department of Public Heath’s website because hospital officials and the ADPH are working through the process…

North Carolina Man Charged with Rape of Juvenile Family Member in Auburn

On March 15, Auburn Police arrested Kyrie Reshod King, 23, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, on rape second degree and sodomy second degree charges. The arrest stems from an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to police on February 3. The victim, a female juvenile, reported being sexually assaulted at a residence in Auburn by a distant family member….

Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck Killing Auburn Announcer Rod Bramblett and Wife Paula Indicted

Johnston Taylor, the 16-year-old driver charged in the fatal wreck that killed “The Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula in 2019, has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter. Court records show Taylor was speeding on the night of May 25 when he slammed into the back of the Brambletts’ SUV. The wreck happened at the…

Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Lee County Drug Bust

On January 7, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant in the 100 block of Lee Rd. 43 in the Beauregard community in reference to a stolen vehicle. During the search, investigators located the stolen vehicle in the backyard of the residence. They also found drug Paraphernalia inside of the residence. One person was taken into custody. The…

Capital Murder Charges Filed in Aniah Blanchard Case, D.A. Will Seek Death Penalty

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Aniah Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to capital murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case, Yazeed was the one person responsible for the abduction and death…

Law Enforcement Learn Leadership Skills at FBI Summit

A week-long FBI summit is going on in East Alabama. Law enforcement and other officials have been in Opelika this week for an annual FBI seminar. They’re learning ways to better serve their departments and the public. About one hundred officers from around the state are participating in this year’s Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. The annual SLEDS conference…