Don Fletcher

Blue Devils knock off Tigers for second win
As Rico Jackson and his staff attempt to rebuild a tattered Escambia County High School football program, they know that the team will take some lumps and that benchmarks will be hard to establish. The Blue Devils were able to erase one benchmark in futility with their 26-8 win over Monroe County last Friday (September 15). The victory gave the team a 2-1 mark, reportedly the first time since 2010…
Bonus bust – Local trio arrested on drug charges when murder warrant served (Updated)
A team of city, county and federal law enforcement officers got an unexpected bonus when they served a murder warrant against Ladarius Jamaal Crenshaw on September 13. One suspect turned to four after three visitors to Crenshaw’s apartment were found to be in possession of an unspecified but “significant” quantity of illegal drugs and were taken into custody along with the accused killer. De’Antae Deshay Knight, 19; Kenneth Lacell Curry,…
Murder suspect arrested – Atmore man charged in August shooting of bike rider (Updated)
An Atmore man, free on bond from several drug-related and other charges, is back behind bars after his arrest for the August 3 murder of a Camden man who was shot to death as he rode his bicycle along a street in the city’s northeastern sector. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that Ladarius Jamaal Crenshaw, 22, is charged with the shooting death of 31-year-old Shawn Oneil Quarles. Quarles, a Camden…
Don’t fall for jury duty scam
Phone scammers who claim to be county law officers are back in business in Atmore and the surrounding area. Local law enforcement officials reported last week that the most recent attempted shakedown is made using a combination of the telephone and the threat of incarceration in an effort to con money out of local citizens who are apparently either apathetic or forgetful about their civic duties. Atmore Police Chief Chuck…
Fires indirect result of power outage – Motorist apparently clipped pole after falling asleep at the wheel
Official reports indicate that a freak traffic accident was the indirect cause of both a fatal blaze that ravaged a Carver Avenue home early September 12 and claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman who lived there, and another fire that destroyed a mobile home just a few hours earlier on Old Ship Circle. Fire officials have determined that candles left unattended in the mobile home were the catalyst for…