Local man faces kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment charges

News Staff Writer


Escambia County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Atmore man March 5 on several charges resulting from his apparent holding of another person against that person’s will.
No details have been released, but the Escambia County Detention Center (ECDC) website shows that Krezmenski Montez Finklea, 39, was released March 8 on bond after having been processed into the jail on one felony count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle by force and second-degree kidnapping.
Finklea was arrested February 25 and jailed on reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment charges. The jail website shows that another count of each is associated with Finklea’s most recent arrest but it does not indicate the charges are from the same incident.
Second-degree kidnapping, a Class B felony, occurs when a person “abducts another person.” Unauthorized use of a vehicle, usually a Class A misdemeanor, becomes a Class B felony if the person charged with the crime forcefully “takes, operates, usurps or exercises control over a propelled vehicle with an operator or one or more passengers aboard.”
Other felony arrests reported during the period March 1-8 include the following:
Nicole Sexton Browder


Jail records show that 48-year-old Nicole Sexton Browder of Atmore was arrested March 1 by Atmore police on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, as well as DUI.
According to police reports, the arrest was made by officers who were sent around 6:40 a.m. to investigate a vehicle accident at the intersection of South Main and Brookwood Drive.
The driver of one vehicle, later identified as Browder, reportedly “began questioning the officer about the reason she was pulled over.”
The officer informed Browder that she wasn’t pulled over, that she was involved in a traffic accident. Her demeanor was such that the officer felt she might be impaired and asked her to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. She failed the tests and was taken to jail.
A search of her vehicle yielded five grams of Spice, three grams of marijuana, and a small plastic object that had marijuana residue on or in it.
Browder was charged with one count each of driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Browder was released from jail when bond was posted March 4 on her behalf.
Terance Darron Frye


No details were provided, but according to the jail website, Terance Darron Frye, 41, of Atmore was arrested March 5 in relation to a shooting incident.
Frye is charged with a Class B felony, discharging a firearm into a building or train.
Under Alabama law, such a crime stems from an incident in which a person “discharges a dangerous projectile into any occupied or unoccupied dwelling or building or railroad locomotive or railroad car, aircraft, automobile, truck or watercraft.”
Frye, who is also charged with probation violation, remained in the ECDC Monday, March 11.
Willie Gordan Hadley


Fifty-four-year-old Willie Gordan Hadley of Atmore was arrested March 2 by sheriff’s officers on a felony weapons possession charge, as well as felony and misdemeanor drug and drug-related violations.
Hadley, who was freed on bond March 7, is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a pistol by a violent felon, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Details of the arrest were not available.
Malcolm Lee McGhee


ECDC records show that Coastal Alabama Community College police arrested an Atmore man March 3 on numerous charges, including felony drug possession.
No details were provided except that Malcolm Lee McGhee, 47, was held on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of endangering the welfare of a child, bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McGhee was released from the county jail March 5 on bond.