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2nd arrest in Piggly Wiggly robbery
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A second Atmore man has been arrested in connection with the December 2019 armed robbery of Piggly Wiggly just across the Florida line. Jail records and Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office reports show that 46-year-old Johnny Cecil Patterson of an East Ashley Street address in Atmore remained this week in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail. Patterson was arrested February 10 and charged with one…
Inmates charged in jail raid
Sheriff releases partial list By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson released this week a partial list of the Escambia County Detention Center inmates who were charged as a result of a shakedown conducted recently by Jackson, ECSO deputies and jail staff, and Brewton Police Department officers Lawmen conducted a three-hour surprise search of the county jail’s cells, dormitories and common areas on Saturday, February 9.…
Million-dollar bond set for 2
Six arrested by APD, ECSO News Staff Report Numerous details regarding the six people arrested February 22 and 23 during a special detail carried out jointly by officers of the Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office were not available by last week’s press deadline. Following is a more detailed look at the suspects: •Joshua Hall, 29, of a Harris Street address in Atmore; charged with trafficking in…
Still no word on missing Pollard woman
Numerous agencies, volunteers continue search News Staff Report Authorities have still not found any sign of a Pollard woman who has been missing from her home since noon on Saturday, November 24. A family member of 74-year-old Eva McBride, a white female who was last seen by a family member at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 23, reported that the search for the missing woman has been ongoing, with…
Red Ribbon Week – ECSO entertains, delivers message
Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith and Chief Deputy Mike Lambert came to the realization a few years ago that the agency’s anti-drug message wasn’t getting through to as many youngsters as they had hoped. So they came up with a new approach. The two law enforcement administrators realized that their charts, graphs, anecdotes and the dry rhetoric of the “Just Say No” campaign just weren’t holding the attention of the…