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Blair promoted
News Staff Report Bill Blair, formerly a captain with the Escambia County (Ala) Sheriff’s Office, was recently promoted to the rank of major. Maj. Blair is a 43-year veteran law enforcement officer and is a retired Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He has served as a lieutenant and captain with ECSO and was assistant to the sheriff during the…
Back behind bars
Pedophile’s phone has 1,000-plus child porn images By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A local man, listed on the state and federal sex offender registries for the past decade, remained in jail under a $1 million bond this week after his recent arrest by state, federal and local officers who found evidence that the man was back to his old habits. According to a press release from Alabama Law Enforcement…
Contraband sweep at Holman
ECSO part of 300-member task force in raid  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Department of Corrections agents and officers, backed by resources from numerous state, city and county agencies, conducted a joint law enforcement operation in an effort to find and remove contraband from the William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore. More than 300 law enforcement officers from DOC and 10 supporting agencies moved into the prison…
6 arrested for drugs
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A joint traffic detail conducted across the city Friday night, February 22, and into Saturday by Atmore police and Escambia County deputies resulted in the arrests of numerous individuals on various drug possession or trafficking charges, as well as the location of two people who were the subject of outstanding warrants. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said city patrol officers and investigators, along with…
Brewton man succumbs to injuries from Feb. 3 crash
News Staff Report A 52-year-old Brewton man passed away last week from injuries he suffered in a February 3, single-vehicle motorcycle mishap. Trooper reports show that the crash occurred at 4:08 p.m. and mortally injured Michael Lynn Kite. Kite was reportedly riding a 2003 Honda VTX 1800 along Alabama 41, about four miles north of Brewton, when the Honda inexplicably left the roadway and struck an embankment. The injured cyclist…