Armed robbery reported at Atmore ABC Store
Atmore police blocked off several streets in the city’s northeastern sector Tuesday night (December 12) as they searched for the person or persons who robbed the North Main Street ABC Store earlier Tuesday evening. According to unconfirmed reports from reliable sources within law enforcement, either one or two masked and armed bandits entered the state-operated liquor store shortly after sundown and demanded cash. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash,…
Mothershed arrested on SORNA violation
Jamey Lavon Mothershed, 38, a registered sex offender, was arrested November 29 by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office personnel after it was discovered that he had violated Alabama’s residency requirements for such offenders. According to sheriff’s reports, Mothershed was convicted in Florida in 2001 of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim older than 12 but younger than 16. The suspect had registered as a sex offender in Escambia County and…
Atmore man caught in act of burglarizing rural home
A 31-year-old Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center, under a $100,000 bond, this week after his November 29 arrest on burglary, theft and drug charges. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reported that Joel Thomas Klinger of a 12th Avenue address was arrested on one count each of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, second-degree theft, unlawful possession of a controlled…
Juvenile, 13, charged with residential burglary
A juvenile — reportedly a13-year-old boy — was taken into custody December 5 by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded to a burglary call just outside the Poarch community. According to sheriff’s reports, deputies were sent to an address on Atmosphere Road after dispatchers relayed a report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner had returned home and had been told by his neighbor that someone had crawled out…
Obituaries for the week of December 6, 2017
Claude Hadley Mr. Claude Hadley (known as the sheetrock man), age 54, of East Brewton, Ala., passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Perdido, Ala. to Willie and Stella Hadley. He was a native of Perdido, Ala. and resident of East Brewton for the past twenty years. He was a sheetrock laborer by trade and was considered one of the best around and an…