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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Amsouth bank in Saks robbed
- Head of National Guard Youth Challenge
- Oxford couple indicted for child abuse
- Three arrested in shooting of newspaper
Amsouth bank in Saks robbed
Anniston Police were searching Wednesday
afternoon for two suspects who robbed an Amsouth Bank in Saks
Wednesday morning. According to officials, two black males entered
the bank on Highway 431 near 11 this morning. Authorities say that no
one was injured but would not disclose if any money was taken.
Head of National Guard youth Challenge Academy
More than two months after opening its doors to
117 students, the Alabama National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at
McClellan is down to about 32 students and is without its director and
assistant director, both of whom have been fired by Adjutant Gen. Mark
Bowen. Bowen said he fired director Montaleto Irby and the assistant
director, 1st Lt. Danny Crosby, in March. One of the main reasons
General Bowen said , was that they were not supporting the efforts of
the academy's instructional staff. General Bowen said he hoped to
interview a possible replacement for Irby this Thursday. Col. Tony
Wingo, a longtime Guard officer is now the academy's acting director.
Guard officials say Alabama's effort to set up its academy has had
some stumbles, particularly in the recruitment of youths for its first
session. A number of students withdrew or were expelled following a
fight in the academy cafeteria Jan. 25. Twelve students suffered minor
injuries. Enrollment continued to drop in the weeks that followed.
Bowen and other Guard officials said they are improving recruiting for
the second academy session, which is scheduled to begin July 15. Their
goal is to have 125 students.
Oxford couple indicted for child abuse
A Calhoun County Grand Jury has indicted an
Oxford couple on two counts of felony child abuse. 43 year old Anthony
Riley Sr., and 43 year old Tunja Kelley Riley are accused of beating
their two children with an extension cord and punished them by making
them kneel on dry rice on a hard floor for long periods of time. The
couple has been released on bond .
Three arrested in shooting of newspaper
Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested
three teens in connection with the March 28th shooting and carjacking
of a newspaper carrier near Childersburg. 19 year old Willie Lee
Ricks, and 18 year old Alexander Lamon Ricks, both of Childersburg,
and 17 year old Roderick Darius Bolton, of Alpine, had initial court
appearances Tuesday morning before District Judge George Sims. All
three were charged with one count each of attempted murder and robbery
in the first degree. Judge Sims set total bonds of $500,000 for each
of the defendants. The three teens are accused of dragging a log
across Grist Mill Road and then waiting for the first car to come by.
Christie Haywood, a subcontractor delivering newspapers, hit the log
with her car When she stopped, she was shot in the face, arm and side
with a 20-gauge shotgun. Investigators said that the victim overheard
one of her attackers saying, “Willie, let’s go,” which led
investigators to the Ricks brothers. Officers say all three
participants confessed after being questioned about the case. In
addition to the state charges, the suspects could also face carjacking
charges, which is a federal crime.
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