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- Former Hobson City Police Chief sentenced
- Anniston man receives federal prison
- Gadsden teacher suspended
- Reward offered in arson cases
Former Hobson City Police Chief sentenced
Former Hobson City Police Chief DARYL PARKER, was
sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to forty-six months in
federal prison. Parker pled guilty to the charges of selling firearms
to a convicted felon, and extorting money under color of official
right to release an impounded vehicle. He was indicted in October,
Parker cooperated in the investigation after
confronted with the allegations, and was remorseful for his choices in
breaking the law. U.S. District Court Judge Lynwood Smith stated that
a Police Chief is a position of trust, and that punishment should
reflect the seriousness of the crime. Judge Smith also noted Parker’s
cooperation and health condition. Therefore, forty-six months for each
count will run concurrently. Parker will report to prison on June 27,
Anniston man receives federal prison sentence
27 year old MARK ANTHONY TOYER , of Anniston, was
sentenced Thursday to 235 months (over 19 years) for being a convicted
felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Toyer was indicted in
August, 2006, convicted following a two-day trial in January 2007. He
was in possession of a Jiminez Arms .380 caliber pistol and a Taurus
.357 revolver and ammunition, after being previously convicted of
manslaughter, assault second degree, possession of a controlled
substance, and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. U.S.
District Court Judge Virginia Hopkins ordered that the federal
sentence run consecutively to a state sentence that Toyer is currently
serving. The sentence imposed by the State of Alabama for possession
of a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled
substance ends in the year 2025.
Gadsden teacher suspended
Gadsden City Schools officials said a teacher at
Ray Thompson Elementary was suspended with pay for the rest of the
school year after an alleged altercation with an 8-year-old pupil.
second-grade teacher Susan Nailor was sent home May 3 after an
incident involving a second-grader at Thompson. In a Gadsden police
incident report, Jo Anne Collins, the boy's mother, stated Nailor
"physically abused her son ... by grabbing and shaking him several
times, then, jerked him up by his arm, leaving him dangling, then
slammed him into a chair hard and pushing him against the head with an
open hand, all while the child was screaming in pain." According to
hospital records, the student was treated and released the same day.
He was diagnosed with a cervical (neck) strain and prescribed pain
medication. Nailor had been brought in as a substitute in January
2006 and filled a vacancy in fourth grade after a class had to be
split because of overcrowding.She later was put in charge of a
Nailor had at least 18 to 20 years of experience in education, having
taught in New York and, most recently, a Georgia school district.
Reward offered in arson cases
Governor Bob Riley has issued a proclamation
offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the perpetrator(s) of the suspicious fires that have
occurred in recent months in the Centre community. The Proclamation
comes after a request was filed with the Governor’s Office by Cherokee
County District Attorney Mike O’Dell. Odell said that Centre Fire
Chief Kevin Ware came to him informing him that there have been a
total of 13 suspicious fires in Cherokee County in recent months, all
of which have occurred in one general area-in and around, Gossett
Street in Centre. At least six of those fires have been confirmed as
arson. According to the Governors Proclamation, the reward is being
offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest
and conviction of the perpetrator(s) of these arsons, provided that
he, she or they have not been arrested at the time of the issuance of
this proclamation, and entitlement to this reward shall include only
private citizens and shall not include members of any government law
enforcement agency or their blood relatives. Centre Fire Chief Kevin
Ware said the investigation is at somewhat of a standstill, and the
reward comes at an opportune time
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