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- Weaver man charged with attempted
- Three charged in drug bust
- JPA approves lease
- Police nab serial shoplifters
Weaver man charged with attempted murder
A 50 year old Weaver man is facing charges of
attempted murder and burglary after he attempted to shoot a
Jacksonville man. Tony L. Williams, was arrested by Jacksonville
police after after he allegedly walked into the home of a
32-year-old acquaintance uninvited. Investigators said Williams rang
the doorbell at the home on Whites Gap Road before opening an
unlocked door and walking in. Police said the 32-year-old homeowner
got out of bed and walked into a hallway where he confronted the
Williams, whom he knew. Williams allegedly pulled a .22 caliber
revolver out and attempted to shoot the man, but the gun did not
fire.Investigators said the two then began fighting and the revolver
came apart. Police said that no one was injured in the incident.
Three charged in drug bust
Three Anniston men are facing drug charges
after allegedly delivering a one-pound bag of marijuana to a house
in Oxford on Monday afternoon. Calhoun County Sheriffs Office
investigators, acting on a tip, arrested 24 year old Stephen Derrick
Magouirk, , as he approached a house on Dewey Drive in Oxford.
Authorities said Magouirk had one hand in his pocket and the other
grasping a gallon-size plastic zipper bag as he walked up to the
house. Investigators later found a pistol in his pocket after he
was apprehended. Two other men in the vehicle with Magouirk were
arrested. 20 year old Derrick Anthony Porter, 23 year old Elzon
Antwon Rudolph, along with Magouirk were all charged with felony
possession of marijuana and attempt to commit a controlled-substance
crime. Magouirk has an additional charge of carrying a pistol
without a permit.
JPA approves lease
The Joint Powers Authority approved a five-year
lease with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for three
buildings at McClellan Tuesday afternoon. FEMA will used the
buildings for dormitories to house first-responders from around the
country undergoing training at the Center. With property sales
lagging at the former fort, the FEMA lease will provide revenue for
the JPA, which makes its money off land sales and leases of
McClellan property. JPA officials have said that the JPA could be
faced with budget shortfalls next year because of problems with a
$1.5 million deal between the JPA and a local business which has not
been completed because of environmental questions at the site and
the surrounding property. Under the terms of the lease, FEMA will
pay the JPA $226,719 a year through 2013.
Police nab serial shoplifters
Jacksonville Police say they nabbed A pair of
serial shoplifters over the weekend. The two women were arrested in
the Jacksonville Walmart Sunday after they used pepper spray
against Wal-Mart personnel and threatened store employees with a
knife. 32 year old Renee Marshall, of Columbus, Ga, and 22 year old
Arlona Marshall, of Phenix City, were arrested after they allegedly
lifted a host of items and tried to flee the store. Police said
that store security had been watching the two women bagging items in
Wal-Mart bags they had brought into the store and putting the items
in their cart. The women were followed into the parking lot when
they pushed the cart out of the store and when store employees tried
to stop them, a fight ensued. Investigators believe the two women
were involved in multiple shoplifting incidents at Wal-Mart stores
in Talladega, Oxford, Anniston, Jacksonville, and possible other
locations in southeast and northeast Alabama. Investigators said
there are at least two additional suspects who are believed to have
been working in concert with the Marshalls in the shoplifting
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