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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,…
Alleged crimes against child
An Atmore man has been charged with enticing a child and sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest came as the result of a complaint that was received about an incident that occurred on August 5. Allegations were made that Ricky Terrell Pratt, 19, Liberty Street address, had lured a child under the age of 12 into a…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The following personnel recommendations by Escambia County Superintendent of Education John Knott were approved by the Board of Education at the regular meeting Thursday, September 14. Resignation 1. Brandy Baggett, elementary teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, amended effective date of August 18, 2017. 2. Kathie Chumley, PE instructional aide, Escambia County Middle School, effective August 31, 2017. Employment 1. Marcia Adams, site coordinator, 21st Century Community Learning Center After School…
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…