Tallapoosa county

Update: Body Found in Lake Martin Identified

Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says the body found in Lake Martin on Sunday afternoon has now been identified. He says the victim was 34-year-old Anthony Lee Thornton of Tallassee. On  Sunday at about 1:25 P.M., the Sheriff’s Office received a call about an unresponsive person in the lake near a home on North Holiday Drive. Sheriff Abbett says the…

ALEA Marine Patrol Preparing for “Massive” Memorial Day

Law enforcement marine patrol officers are preparing for what they say is their busiest holiday of the year: Memorial Day. The holiday is often referred to as the “unofficial” start of summer. And it’s a time when thousands are expected to head to Alabama’s lakes, rivers, and beaches. That includes Lake Martin in Alexander City, where several boating accidents happened…

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…

14-Year-Old Horseshoe Bend Student in Possession of Firearm on Campus Arrested

A 14-year-old Horseshoe Bend School student was found in possession of a handgun at the school. As a result of the investigation, the juvenile has been charged with making terrorist threats and carrying a concealed weapon during school activities. The juvenile was taken into custody and placed in a Juvenile Detention Center. The administration placed the school on lock down…

Reeltown Student with Cerebral Palsy Dreams of Becoming Police Officer Come True

Isaiah Taylor, 17, a junior at Reeltown High School with cerebral palsy, has always dreamed of becoming a police officer. On Tuesday, that dream came true when Taylor was deputized by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was also made an investigator with the State Bureau Investigations. Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies attended the ceremony. Afterwards, Taylor was given…

1 Dead After Fire Destroys Old Camp Hill High School

A fire that consumed the old Camp Hill School in Tallapoosa County has claimed the life of one person. According to the Camp Hill Police Department, officers and fire officials responded to a call on High School Avenue around 12:15 p.m. Friday where they found the structure engulfed in flames. After a short time of being on scene, a firefighter located a…

Tallapoosa County Authorities Searching for Missing 11-year-old

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department issued a Emergency Missing Child Alert Sunday for 11-year-old Victoria Skye Smith. Smith was last seen in Dadeville around 4 a.m. Sunday morning.  She was last seen wearing a purple shirt with yellow writing, black gym shorts, brown flip flops and a head band. If you have any information about her whereabouts you are asked…

Tallapoosa Co. Judge Suspended over Sexually Charged Messages

Courtesy of tallapoosaprobate.com/judge DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama judge is suspended after being accused of sending sexual messages to a woman he met when she went to his office to wed another man. State judicial investigators filed administrative charges against Tallapoosa County Probate Judge Leon Archer on Wednesday. The complaint says Archer met a woman in 2013 when she…

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Bust

On Thursday, June 3, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force and the Alexander City Police Department Special Response Group executed a search warrant at a residence in the Alexander City area. This investigation derived from a social media” terroristic threat” that had a clear message of intent to do serious physical harm to law enforcement officers. The original warrant was for seizure of…