3 locals arrested on felony charges


News Staff Writer

Three Atmore residents were arrested on felony charges by three different agencies during the period May 17 through May 26. Details were not immediately available, but the county jail website shows the following:
Poarch Creek Indians police arrested 41-year-old Gary Kentrell Hetherington May 17 on several charges, including assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, harassment (intent to harm, annoy or alarm another) and probation violation.
Hetherington, who has a lengthy criminal history, was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center for the ninth time since 2010. He remained in the facility early Tuesday, May 30.
Brandon Daniel Martin, 30, was arrested May 19 by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) deputies in connection with a domestic incident that turned ugly.
Martin remained in the county jail early Tuesday, May 30, charged with one count each of felony domestic violence (strangulation or suffocation), third-degree domestic violence (menacing) and third-degree domestic violence (criminal mischief).
Alabama Department of Corrections officers arrested 31-year-old Jacory Kentrae Powell May 23 and charged him with three separate crimes after an apparent attempt to smuggle marijuana into an unspecified local corrections facility.
Powell is charged with one count each of attempting to commit a controlled substance crime, first-degree possession of marijuana and promoting prison contraband. He was still in the county jail early Tuesday, May 30.