Man strong-arms robbery of gun
McCaster By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was arrested May 4, just over 10 days after he allegedly yanked a pistol from the hands of a local motorist and took off with it. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that 27-year-old Demetrius McCaster was taken into custody and charged with one count each of third-degree robbery and second-degree theft of property. Brooks said the investigation into the robbery…
Police confirm drug trafficking arrest
America By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed last week that an Atmore man was arrested here March 5 and has been charged with drug trafficking and felony marijuana possession. Brooks said Timothy Lane America, 41, was taken into custody after he drove his vehicle past a law enforcement officer who recognized America as the subject of an ongoing drug investigation. “He was driving his…