Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey

Montgomery DA’s Office Introducing Initiative to Lower Homicides & Counsel Youth

Several Montgomery agencies are coming together to lower the homicide rate in Montgomery and help at-risk youth. So far, Montgomery has recorded 59 homicides this year, a number much higher than past years. The Helping Montgomery Families Initiative, or H.M.F.I, was established in 2008, working to help students get back on track who continuously are suspended from school. Now that…

Family of Injured Police Officer Receives Donated Van

After waiting almost two months, officials from Stivers Ford held a ceremony to present Carlos Taylor, and his family, with their newly finished wheelchair accessible van. The family met at Superior Vans and Mobility to be presented the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. Several business and community partners, along with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and Alabama Wounded Blue Inc., were…

Aaron Smith Scheduled to be Sentenced Wednesday

Aaron Cody SmithA judge is scheduled to sentence a former Montgomery police officer who was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on Wednesday. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin set a Jan. 29 sentencing date for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. In November, a jury found Smith guilty of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting…

Man Receives 85 Year Prison Sentence following Murder Conviction

Rodrick Bagby will serve 85 years in prison for the shooting death of Nathan Dasher in June 2014. A judge handed the down the sentence Thursday. The shooting happened during a robbery. According to Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey Bagby killed Dasher after telling his co-defendant that he was going to rob someone and “dome check” them; meaning we…

Montgomery Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing a Child

A Montgomery man is facing life in prison after sexually abusing a child. Authorities say Denardo Laster was convicted of rape, sodomy, and incest. They say because of Laster’s criminal record, he faces a mandatory life sentence without parole.  “Denardo Laster preyed on the victim’s vulnerability. He is a truly despicable individual who deserves to spend the rest of his…