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- Gambling raid nets 4 arrests
- Couple arrested in Saturday robbery in
- Anniston woman killed in house fire
- TV show helps in capture of fugitive sex
Gambling raid nets 4 arrests
Harry Michael Lewis
Daniel Patrick Smith
Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson reports
today that deputies raided an Anniston business Friday arresting four
people on gambling charges. According to the sheriff, deputies
executed a search warrant for the Anniston Cue Club on Highway 202 for
illegal gambling as the result of an ongoing investigation. According
to the sheriff, the investigation revealed evidence that the club was
taking a percentage of winnings from players making the card games
illegal. Deputies seized some 20 thousand dollars in cash, gambling
paraphernalia and records from the business that clearly showed it was
an ongoing illegal gambling operation. Deputies arrested 46 year old
Harry Michael Lewis of Eastaboga, 57 year old Betty Terrell, 47 year
old Donald Terrell, and 24 year old Daniel Patrick Smith, all of
Anniston, charging them with promoting gambling.
Couple arrested in Saturday robbery in Alexandria
Calhoun County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a
Calhoun county couple in connection with the Saturday robbery of a
woman leaving an Alexandria grocery store. According to reports, the
theft occurred near 7 Saturday night from a woman exiting the Foodland
Grocery store on highways 144 and 431 in Alexandria. A white male
approached the woman and used force to take her purse. The man, being
chased by the victim ran into a wooded area. Deputies in the area
responded within minutes and a witness identified the robber. Sunday
deputies arrested 27 year old
Anthony Smith of Anniston.
Another witness observed the vehicle from which smith exited prior to
the robbery and got the tag number. Deputies arrested the driver 28
year old Misty Ann Haywood of the same Anniston address.
Smith has been charged with robbery second degree while Haywood
has been charged with Theft of Property first degree. Officers
recovered the victims purse with all the contents except for the
Anniston woman killed in house fire
Anniston assistant fire chief David Collins spoke
to reporters early Sunday morning after his department was called to a
home at 317 H Street in Anniston. Collins said that the home was
consumed in heavy flames when his units arrived at the home near 6:20
Sunday morning. According to Calhoun County Coroner Bill Partridge,
the owner of the home Lizolia Swain died from smoke inhalation and
thermal burns. Her daughter was taken to the hospital but her name
and condition have not been released by authorities. Collins would
not comment on the cause of the fire, saying it was under
investigation by the Alabama Fire Marshals office, which is standard
procedure anytime someone is killed in a fire.
TV Show helps in capture of
fugitive sex offender
Glencoe police say they
had enlisted the help of a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force based in
Birmingham to search for a fugitive sex offender after learning about
it from a representative of the television program "America's Most
Glencoe police chief Robert Griffith said that detective Alex Hudson
came up with the idea to contact `America's Most Wanted. He e-mailed
the show about posting information about fugitive sex offender
49-year-old Danny Lewis Smith, also known as Dan Rivers on its Web
site. A representative then called the department about producing a
piece on Smith for the on-air show. That's when Griffith was told
about the U.S. Marshals Service providing assistance to other law
enforcement agencies involved in fugitive investigations. Griffith
called the number he was given and requested some help. The next day a
meeting took place between local officers and task force members.
Griffith said he and Etowah County Sheriff's Department investigator
Jeff Hopper shared with the task force information in their case file.
The six members of the task force arrested Smith about 1 a.m.
Thursday. Griffith said he was told a cameraman for "America's Most
Wanted" was with the task force when Smith was taken into custody
while sleeping inside a van in Jackson County.
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