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New Lowndes County Sheriff Appointed Following the Death of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

According to Governor Kay Ivey’s Press Secretary Gina Maiola, Governor Ivey has appointed a new Lowndes County sheriff following the death of Sheriff “Big John” Williams last month. Ivey appointed Christopher West Friday. West is the former chief deputy of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, and currently works at the Fort Deposit Police Department as the administrative assistant to the…

Four People Shot, Two Dead in Montgomery Wednesday Night

According to the Montgomery Police Department, four adult males were shot in the 500 block of Eastdale Road South Wednesday night. We’re told two men were pronounced dead on the scene, and one man was transported to a hospital in life-threatening condition. Authorities told us the fourth man went to a local hospital, on his own, with a non-life-threatening gunshot…

Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused of Killing Lowndes Co. Sheriff John Williams

1/4williamchasejohnson Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4williamchasejohnsonphoto Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4WILLIAM-CHASE-JOHNSON Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4williamchasejohnsonphoto2 Show Caption Hide Caption Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer confirmed that charges against the 18-year-old accused of killing Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams have been upgraded from Felony Murder to Capital Murder. Police said William Johnson shot and killed Sheriff Williams November…

Son of Longtime Auburn Team Chaplain Killed in Attempted Robbery

Courtesy of Chette Williams Hudl Police say the son of Auburn University’s longtime team chaplain has been killed while attempting to rob a man in metro Atlanta. DeKalb County police say Chette Williams Jr. was shot to death during a confrontation Saturday night. Police say Williams pulled up in a car at a gas station and tried to rob another…

Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant, And Charged In Fetus’ Death, May Avoid Prosecution

An Alabama district attorney says there has been no decision about whether to prosecute a woman who was shot in the stomach during a fight and lost her fetus. A grand jury indicted 27-year-old Marshae Jones on manslaughter charges. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County…

Police Identify Birmingham Officer Shot and Killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Alabama (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials have released the name of an Alabama police sergeant killed in an early morning shooting. Birmingham police officials identified the officer as 44-year-old Sgt. Wytasha Carter. Local news media report Carter had served with the Birmingham Police Department since…

Selma Man Found Shot to Death in His Front Yard

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man is found shot to death in his front yard Friday morning and police needs help from the public to find his killer. Sixty-three year old Charlie Sanders was found at his home on the 1600 block of Tremont Street. Morris Sanders is his brother. “He didn’t want nothing but to make people…

Selma Man Accidentally Shoots Self & Girlfriend

Selma police say a man accidentally shot himself and his girlfriend with a gun he claimed to have found. Lt. Sam Miller says officers responded to a report of two gunshot victims late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Miller said the man found a handgun and either fired it accidentally or because he didn’t realize it was loaded. Miller…

Alabama City Councilman Shot in Face During Robbery While in South Africa

A city councilman from Mobile, Alabama, is in stable condition after he was shot in the face in Johannesburg, South Africa. The city released a statement Monday from relatives of councilman C.J. Small Jr. saying he was shot Saturday when someone ambushed a tour bus on which he was riding. The statement says Small and others were robbed of cellphones…