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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Jury finds Anniston man guilty of murder
- Bomb threat at Wellborn
- Driver robbed in Anniston
- Police searching for “skinny” robber
Jury finds Anniston man guilty of murder
A Calhoun County jury found 34 year old Preston
Moore of Anniston guilty this morning of one count of capital murder
and two counts of attempted murder. Moore, was charged in the 2003
Oxford home-invasion shootings that took the life of Eugene Johnson of
Anniston and injured Tatianna Johnson and Xerxes Stanford of Oxford.
The jury deliberated for five hours Wednesday an hour and a half this
morning before returning their verdict just before 10 Thursday
morning. Moore showed no emotion as the verdict was read, closing his
eyes. The same jury is now considering the sentencing phase. The jury
could recommend either life in prison without parole, or death.
Bomb threat at Wellborn
On April 11, 2006 at approximately 12:20 p.m., a
bomb threat was called into the Calhoun County 911 Office. The caller
stated the bomb would explode at 1:30 p.m. The Calhoun County
Sheriff’s Office, Anniston Police and Fire responded to the school.
The Sheriff’s Office used a bomb sniffing K-9 to assist in the search
and no explosive device was discovered. An investigation conducted
by the Sheriff’s Office and Calhoun County School Board Security
Officials led to the arrest of a female student (age 13) for the
felony offense of Making a Terroristic Threat. The student was placed
in the Coosa Valley Detention Center pending a court appearance.The
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Calhoun County School Board
treats all threats to the school system as serious and will
investigate and prosecute any offenders.
Driver robbed in Anniston
Anniston Police are searching for suspects in the
Wednesday morning armed robbery of A man who stopped at an
intersection on McKleroy Avenue Wednesday morning. Police report
that the 28-year-old Alexandria resident was driving his 2004 Ford
truck in the 2400 block of McKleroy when a man approached him,
produced a gun and demanded money. The thief ran away after the
victim gave him his wallet and cash.
Police searching for “skinny” robber
Police in Anniston are searching for a skinny
robber. Police say the man entered the Anniston Taco Bell early
Wednesday morning, by crawling through the drive-in window. The man
forced his way into the fast-food restaurant around 1 a.m. Wednesday
morning and, armed with a handgun, threatened the three employees
inside the restaurant then took cash from the register, crawled back
out the drive-through window and fled on foot.
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