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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Little wants to dismiss warrants
- Militia members plead guilty
- St. Clair murder suicide
- Man charged in death of Cropwell woman
Little wants to dismiss warrants
Anniston city councilman Ben Little says he wants
to dismiss thousands of warrants against individuals who did not pay
their garbage. Officials say that over 40% of the cities residents
failed to pay the garbage fees and the city issued warrants after
they failed to respond to collection attempts. Little said he plans
to bring the issue up at the next meeting in two weeks.
Militia members plead guilty
Four men linked to a militia group told a judge
Tuesday they were not planning to attack illegal immigrants, but they
were stockpiling weapons for fear of terrorism. The men pleaded guilty
to federal weapons charges and charges they conspired to make
grenades. Appearing before U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon were
Raymond K. Dillard, Adam Lynn Cunningham, and James Ray McElroy, all
of Collinsville; and Randall Garrett Cole, of Gadsden. Agents with the
federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the
men were part of the Alabama Free Militia group, but the men
maintained they were not an organized group. Dillard, described as the
militia major, told Clemon in Birmingham's federal court they got
together and made some hand grenades. A confidential informant who
infiltrated the group learned that they planned to conduct a "raid" on
a group of illegal Mexican immigrants who were firing automatic
weapons in the Birmingham area, according to a plea agreement. Dillard
told the judge they stockpiled weapons because they were scared there
might be another terrorist attack. Other defendants gave reasons for
stockpiling grenades that ranged from a declining economy to the
possibility of martial law. The men face sentencing at a later date.
Another co-defendant, Bonnell Hughes of Crossville, pleaded guilty
Monday. Dillard, who has a prior conviction in Mobile, could face up
to 50 years in prison and fines of up to $1.5 million. The other men
could face 10 years to 25 years and fines of up to $750,000.
St. Clair murder suicide
A Springville man, accused of shooting and
killing his wife Monday in the Friendship community remains in a
Birmingham Hospital after turning the gun on himself.
St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell
pronounced 59 year old Linda Jean Fantaye, dead at 7 p.m.Monday
evening. Russell said Fantaye had been shot at least twice, once in
the arm and once to the upper body. Sheriff’s deputies found her
husband, 47 year old Wondusen Fantaye, lying on the kitchen floor with
what they say appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the
abdomen. Chief Investigator Joe Sweatt said they were treating the
incident as a murder-attempted suicide. Sweatt said the shooting
incident appeared to have stemmed from a domestic dispute between the
couple. Sheriff Terry Surles said neighbors reported that Linda Jean
Fantaye had run from the house after they heard the shots and
collapsed about 30 yards away in a neighbor’s yard. Surles said the
weapon used in the shooting, a .38-caliber handgun, was recovered at
the scene. Wondusen Fantaye was transported to University Hospital in
Birmingham to undergo surgery. And remains in the hospitals intensive
Man charged in death of Cropwell woman
A Pell City man has been arrested after a grand
jury indicted him for manslaughter and the vehicular homicide of a
Cropwell woman. 22 year old Blake Alan Brown, was indicted on the two
counts by the grand jury that convened in Pell City two weeks ago.
Brown is accused of recklessly causing the April 18 death of 57 year
old Rosea Mae Beavers of Cropwell. Beavers was killed April 18th
on U.S. 231 when the Ford Focus she was driving was struck by a
runaway barge that Brown was towing. Brown said he hit a bad dip
along U.S. 231, which could have caused the trailer to come lose and
snap the safety chain. If Brown is convicted of manslaughter, a Class
B felony, he could be sentenced to two to 20 years in prison. If he is
convicted of homicide by vehicle, he could face a one- to five-year
sentence and be fined $500 to $2,000.
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