APD. Atmore Police Department

Police seeking masked bandits in bungled burglary
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police are seeking two men, one of whom wore a Halloween mask, who broke into a Perch Street home last week in an apparent robbery attempt. APD Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that police were called around 8:20 p.m., October 28, by a person at a residence in the 600-block of Perch Street, where the home invasion took place. “Police were called…
Shooter arrested
Atmore man charged in Jimbos Road ambush By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced Monday (September 30) that city police have made an arrest in the September 24 shooting death of 23-year-old Roderick Lynn “Thumper” Watkins. Brooks said APD investigators arrested 23-year-old Anthony Jerome English of Atmore on Monday at an undisclosed location in Monroeville. He is charged with murder. The police chief said around…
Fatal ambush
Atmore man, 23, shot to death in own yard By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was fatally shot Tuesday (September 24) by a gunman who was apparently waiting for him when he arrived home from work in the predawn hours. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed through a press release that Roderick “Thumper” Watkins, 23, of a Jimbos Road address was shot several times with a handgun…
Arrests made in May party shooting 
Atmore police have arrested two men in connection to the May 18 shooting that left an Atmore man dead and eight other people injured. The shooting took place during a private party at the old middle school. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said today (Monday, August 5) that one suspect has been charged with murder and the other with aiding and abetting the crime. More details will be posted to this…
APD investigating shooting death
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police are awaiting the results of forensics tests from the state crime lab to determine whether foul play might have been involved in the July 26 shooting death of an 84-year-old Atmore man. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said in a July 29 press release that tests on evidence sent to the state crime lab will determine the direction the investigation takes. Until then,…