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APD officers trained on use of new weapon
A handful of Atmore Police Department officers and investigators were literally and figuratively shocked last week to discover the capabilities of the department’s newest non-lethal weapon. Five officers not only got a chance last week to handle and activate one of the 13 new Phazzer Enforcers the department recently purchased with a $9,000 grant awarded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, but each also got the chance…
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…