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- Two arrested in drug store burglary
- Internet Scam behind Counterfeit bills
- Lake levels improving
- Man facing sex charges
Two arrested in drug store burglary
A tip to the Calhoun County Sheriffs Department
has led to arrest on an Anniston man and a Hokes Bluff man on theft
charges. Hokes Bluff police have charged the Two men with the theft
of almost 3,500 prescription pills in December from the Hokes Bluff
Drug Shoppe on Dec. 21st. Hokes Bluff police say they got a call
Wednesday from an investigator with the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department after they received an anonymous call on a tip line.
Based on the information Calhoun County received, investigators got
a search warrant for the home of 26 year old Chad O'Neal Tatum on
Ashlawn Drive in Anniston. Officials said that information recoverd
from the home led authorities to a residence on Caddell Circle in
Hokes Bluff where they arrested 24 year old James Kenny Andrew
Bryant. Police said Several empty pill bottles and a bank bag with
the drug store's receipts were found at the Caddell Circle
residence. Bryant and Tatum each were charged with third-degree
burglary, four counts of second-degree theft for the drugs and a
misdemeanor theft charge for a small amount of cash inside the bank
Internet scam behind Counterfeit bills
Police in Centre say they have interviewed a
man who used counterfeit $100 bills to wire about $5,000 to Nigeria
and have decided he is the victim of an Internet scam. Police
investigator Arlon Reed said the man has not been charged with a
crime but he will repay the money he gave a Centre business as part
of the wire transaction. The man received 48 counterfeit $100 bills
by FedEx after “talking” with two people in an Internet chat room.
One person said she was a woman in need and the other person offered
to send the Cherokee County man money to wire to the woman in
Nigeria. The Secret Service is investigating the Internet part of
the case. The counterfeit money was described as “high quality” by
investigators, making it difficult to detect.
Lake levels improving
Recent rains have improved conditions in some
state lakes where the yearlong drought gripping Alabama had
threatened drinking water supplies. Alabama Power Co. spokesman
Michael Sznajderman said recent rains have particularly helped lakes
along the Coosa River, such as Weiss Lake and Lake Logan Martin.
But Sznajderman said other lakes continue to show signs of the
severe drought. He said water levels at Lake Harris and Lake Martin
on the Tallapoosa River remain well below the normal winter level
and have shown only slight improvement recently. The National
Weather Service's U.S. Drought Monitor showed this week that 38.9
percent of Alabama continues to be in an exceptional drought, the
worst level of drought listed. That was an improvement over last
week, when 49.2 percent of the state was in an exceptional drought.
The U.S. Drought Monitor showed that all but 9.5 percent of the
state, a section largely in southwest Alabama, is experiencing some
level of drought.
Man facing sex charges
A 53 year old Etowah County man is being held
on a $200,000 cash bond facing charges of sex abuse-related crimes.
Donald Lee Clanton, has been charged with first-degree sodomy and
first-degree sex abuse of a child younger than 12 years old,
according to a news release from Etowah county Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
Investigator Debbi Barnett first got a call Dec. 27 from the Boaz
Police Department after an initial complaint was filed there.
Investigators determined that the alleged incidents happened at
Clanton's home on Bristow Cove Road in Etowah County. Investigators
said that there apparently are at least five victims ranging from 4
years old to 17 years old. The incidents occurred during a
three-year period and involved female relatives and others who had
visited in Clanton's home.
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