Felony arrests

News Staff Writer


Though few details were available, the Escambia County Detention Center (ECDC) website shows that an Atmore man was arrested on four felony charges March 20 by officers of a company that provides contract security services for the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Jail records indicate that 36-year-old Ryan Allen Kohutka was booked into the facility by officers of Blue Knight Company. The company, made up almost exclusively of off-duty and retired law enforcement officers, provides transport of prisoners under extradition but also provides patrol and emergency response service in and around William C. Holman and G.K. Fountain correctional facilities.
Kohutka remained in the county lockup Monday, March 25, charged with one count each of first-degree theft, first-degree receiving stolen property, second-degree robbery and third-degree assault. Each of the first three charges is a Class B felony; the assault charge is a Class C felony.
Kennedy Crook


No details were provided, but ECDC records show that county sheriff’s deputies arrested an Atmore man March 18 on a felony assault charge.
Kennedy Crook, 43, was released on bond March 19. He was booked into the jail on one count of second-degree assault, a Class C felony.
Under Alabama law, second-degree assault occurs when, with intent, a person “causes serious physical injury to any person” or “causes physical injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.”
Micah Evans Mays


Details were not provided but a local man was arrested March 16 on a hold issued by Atmore police, who were seeking him on a felony drug possession charge.
Jail records show that 40-year-old Micah Evans Mays was booked into the facility on one count each of possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
Mays remained behind bars Monday, March 25.