Limestone County Sheriff

Jury Selection Set to Begin for Trial of Alabama Sheriff

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff accused of theft and ethics charges is set to stand trial nearly two years after he was indicted. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely. He has continued to serve despite facing a dozen felony counts alleging he stole campaign donations, got interest-free loans, and solicited…

Pandemic causes another trial delay for Alabama sheriff

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – The trial of a long-serving Alabama sheriff accused of theft and ethics charges is being delayed again. A circuit judge is citing the coronavirus pandemic for his decision to postpone the case against Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely. Blakely was first set to go on trial in March 2020, but the case was delayed until March…