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- Law Enforcement Memorial Day
- Anniston receives EPA Grant
- Randolph County man pleads guilty to
- Former deputy indicted
Law Enforcement Memorial Day
Calhoun counties’ fallen lawmen were honored
Tuesday afternoon in ceremonies at Anniston’s memorial park. Listen to
the special audio feature...
Anniston receives EPA grant
The City of Anniston has been granted a $200,000
grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the former
site of Chalk Line Manufacturing Inc. on West 11th Street. The
property has been deteriorating since the company declared bankruptcy
in 1993 and shut its doors in 1994. The historic mill complex became a
hangout for vagrants and the site of frequent fires. It now largely
has been reduced to rubble. A press release from the EPA said the
grant award would help clean up arsenic, polynuclear aromatic
hydrocarbons and PCBs. The city acquired the property in 2003.
Anniston City Manager George Monk estimated the $200,000 award likely
would pay for about half the cleanup needed at the site.
Randolph County man pleads guilty to parents
A Randolph County man pleaded guilty Monday in
the 2002 killing of his father and stepmother when they wouldn’t let
him go out with friends. Travis Head was sentenced to two consecutive
life terms in prison and a 10-year sentence for promoting prison
Head originally was charged with capital murder
but the charges were reduced because he was 16 years old at the time
of the killings, and the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled that
minors cannot be executed. Jones said Head agreed not to seek parole
until he has served 20 years of his sentence. He forfeited credit for
time he already has served in custody and agreed that any money made
directly or indirectly from the couple’s death would be turned over to
other family members.
Head admitted to killing Michael and Vicki Head
his father and stepmother, on Aug. 17, 2002, after they refused to let
him go out with friends one Saturday night, according to the
documents. Head allegedly shot the couple with a pistol in a rural
portion of Randolph County near Wedowee.
Former deputy indicted
A St. Clair county grand jury has indicted a
former St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department undercover narcotics
officer on drug charges. 30 year old Jason Kelly, was indicted on
two counts of attempting to possess a controlled substance by a
Northern Division grand jury, which convened two weeks ago. Kelly
resigned from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department in October
after he was arrested on two counts of attempting to possess a
controlled substance, Class C felonies. The St. Clair District
Attorney’s Office and judges recused themselves from the case because
of their close relationship to the defendant, who was in contact with
both when he worked with the Sheriff’s Department. Former Talladega
County Assistant District Attorney Barry Matson, who works with the
Alabama Office of Prosecution Services, was appointed by the state
Attorney General’s Office to prosecute the case. He said the
Administrative Office of the Courts will appoint a circuit judge
outside the St. Clair County jurisdiction to preside over the criminal
case. Kelly is expected to appear in court June 19 for his
arraignment. According to court documents, Kelly allegedly called two
pharmacies on or about Aug. 15. He reportedly pretended to be a doctor
when he phoned in a prescription for himself at both pharmacies – one
in Odenville and another in Ashville.
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