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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…
Atmore native appointed state AG
Governor Robert Bentley announced on Friday, February 10, the appointment of Steven Marshall, former Marshall County District Attorney, as the new Alabama Attorney General. Marshall will fill the vacancy left by Luther Strange upon his appointment to the Unites States Senate. Marshall, who was born in Atmore, is the nephew of Atmore resident Nancy Everette Helton. His parents, now deceased, were Conrad “Shine” and Mary Jo Everette Marshall. The Marshall…
Local man charged in thefts
Tyson Phillips, 19, of a Jacks Springs Road address in Atmore, was arrested recently on several outstanding warrants charging him with theft-related crimes. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a man believed to be Phillips was spotted walking along Jack Springs Road, near Smith Dairy Road, on January 19. Deputies stopped the man and questioned him regarding his name and date of birth, but he…