Macon County

Family of Woman Killed by Auburn Police Seek Legal Action

The parents of a deceased Alabama woman have lambasted police, saying they called authorities to help get their daughter to a mental hospital, but the officers shot her instead. Michael Boarts said on Monday, the shooting death of his 36-year-old daughter Melissa Boarts by Auburn officers was “outrageous and asinine.” Terry Boarts says she called police Sunday, saying her daughter…

Brothers Arrested for Murder of Macon Co. Man

On Monday March 14, Macon County Sheriff’s Office requested the State Bureau Investigation (SBI) investigate the murder of Timothy Woods. The SBI, with the assistance of Macon County Sheriff’s Office, developed probable cause to arrest brothers Willie and Derrick Brown in Woods’ murder. Murder warrants for the Brown brothers were obtained Friday, March 25. The same day SBI Agents were…

Ford Asks for Clarification on Victoryland Case

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford held a public press conference Thursday in front of the U.S. Federal Court Building on the status of Victoryland’s reopening. Ford is delivering a letter to Attorney General Luther Strange and Governor Robert Bentley, asking for them to clarify the State’s position on electronic gambling machines. Ford asked U.S. Attorney George Beck to write the letter. Beck…

Victim Identified in Macon County Homicide

Authorities have identified the victim in a Macon County murder. According the State Bureau of Investigation, the victim is Macon County Resident Tim Woods. The murder occurred Monday on County Road 13 near U.S. Highway 80 intersection. At the request of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, SBI is handling the investigation. Anyone with information that could help authorities solve this…

Georgia Woman Killed in I-85 Crash

A LaGrange, Georgia woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Macon County, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials. Lana Daniel, 81, was killed when the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban she was driving was hit by a 2007 Cadillac Escalade on Interstate 85. The crash occurred at 11:47 AM at the 44 mile marker. Daniel was transported to a local hospital where she died from…