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Swift-moving storm system causes minor damage – Roofs damaged on city, business buildings
A storm system that moved swiftly into and across Atmore last Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 7) ripped down a large section of tree that took a power line with it when it crashed into a city-owned building, and neatly folded the roof of a local auto repair garage. The adverse weather system’s fury reached its peak around 2 p.m., when dark clouds dumped buckets of rain and sent strong wind gusts…
Sunday night crash
Alabama State Troopers continued Tuesday their investigation into a two-vehicle collision that occurred around 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, on Alabama 21, at its intersection with Woods Road. According to unofficial trooper reports, a 2016 Nissan Frontier driven by Ry Chim Ty, 63, of Pensacola was southbound on the state roadway when a northbound 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, shown above, driven by 75-year-old Velma Moore Dailey of Atmore failed to yield…
Man arrested on child sex charges
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Jail this week after his February 2 arrest on several charges related to his alleged sexual misconduct with a child. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Sonney Wayne Pruett, 21, of an Estates Lane address, was arrested after a four-month joint investigation by the Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Child Advocacy Center led to the issuance…
Bat-wielding man shot by victim
Charges are pending against an Atmore man who allegedly used a baseball bat in an attack on a man who was with the suspect’s estranged wife. The incident occurred last Wednesday (February 8) at Rollins Used Cars on West Nashville Avenue and resulted in the alleged assailant (43-year-old Ethan Allen) being shot once by the man he reportedly assaulted. According to Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, Allen and his wife…
Body found – Death believed to be from natural causes
All evidence indicates that an Atmore woman whose body was found inside her car last Friday (February 10) died of natural causes. “There is no evidence of foul play,” Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week of 60-year-old Patricia Marsteller’s demise. “We’ve learned from her medical history that she had several conditions that might have contributed to her death. All indications are that it was natural causes.” Ms. Marsteller’s…