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ECSO drug arrests include Atmore woman
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies made five arrests for possession of unlawful drugs over the most recent weekend, including that of an Atmore woman..   According to a press release issued by Sheriff Heath Jackson, the deputies used ECSO K-9 units to detect unlawful drugs during traffic stops.   On Saturday, Nov. 2, an ECSO deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle stopped on Poarch Road.  …
3-county chase ends at I-65 exit in Atmore
A suspect, reportedly a Mobile woman, remained in the Baldwin County Jail late Monday (October 28) after earlier having led officers from several agencies on a high-speed chase that carried from Mobile County into Atmore before it ended.   The suspect, whose name had not been released at midnight Monday, was reportedly clocked at speeds in excess of 100 mph as his or her vehicle sped down Interstate 65, near…
Atmore men charged in fatal party shooting
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported today that two local men have been arrested in connection with the May 18 shooting that disrupted a private party and left a young Atmore man dead. Charged with one count of murder each are 21-year-old Michael Lashan Weaver Jr. and 22-year-old Michael Bernard Pettway. Both suspects are from Atmore. Crishawn Jermaine Westry was killed in the hail of bullets that were fired inside…
APD investigating possible homicide
Atmore police are still probing the Friday (July 26) shooting death of an 84-year-old Atmore man, trying to determine if foul play is involved. Results of tests on evidence sent to the state crime lab will determine the direction the investigation takes. In a press release issued today (Monday, July 29), Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said what started out as a death investigation “will be processed as a homicide…
PCI, ECHA negotiate hospital land swap
Atmore News has confirmed from several sources that Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Escambia County Healthcare Authority have negotiated a land swap that will result in a new hospital being built in almost the same location as originally planned. According to the sources, the agreement calls for Poarch to give ECHA 10 acres along Alabama 21, just a few hundred yards south of Atmore’s Rivercane retail and industrial park.…