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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Suspect arrested in Anniston shooting
- Sheriffs department to replace trucks
- Fire claims 3 year old
- Talladega murder conviction
Suspect arrested in Anniston shooting
A 26 year old Anniston man is in jail today
charged with the Thursday morning shooting a 31-year-old man who was
sitting in a car with his wife and children waiting for a school
bus. The shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Highland Avenue in
Anniston. Police arrested Patrick Watkins late Thursday morning and
charged him with first-degree assault. Investigators believe Watkins
parked his vehicle near the 900 block of Highland avenue, approached
the victim's vehicle, and fired several shots at him near 6:30
Thursday morning. The victim drove himself to Regional Medical
Center, where he was admitted for treatment of several gunshot
wounds to his arm. Police said the victim was able to identify the
person who shot him. Police believe the shooting may be related to a
dispute between the two men several earlier in the week. The
victim's wife and children were not injured, according to police.
Police said Thursday they had not yet recovered a weapon. Watkins
remained in Anniston City Jail Thursday afternoon, with bail set at
Sheriffs department to replace trucks
The Calhoun County Sheriffs department will
soon be replacing their ford crew cab pickups with new chevy crew
cab pickups. Calhoun County Commissioners awarded bids for the
replacement trucks Thursday morning. While bids received on the
ford trucks were over a thousand dollars a vehicle less than the
chevys, Chief deputy Matthew Wade said the decision not to use the
ford trucks involved a major safety issue with the steering
on the ford trucks. The department had purchased the trucks as a
money saving measure. Wade said Thursday that the department has
been able to sell the trucks, which have been in use for two years,
recovering much more of the cost paid, resulting in an average cost
of five thousand dollars per vehicle for the two years the
department used them.
Fire claims 3 year old
A house fire near Ashville Thursday afternoon
claimed the life of a young child sending his mother to a hospital
for treatment. St. Clair County deputy coroner Mike Pepple said the
body of the child has been turned over to the coroner’s office and
an autopsy would be done. The names of the child and the mother
were not released.
The fire occurred at a residence on Shore Drive in Pinedale Shores,
near Ashville. Officials said someone helped the mother escape the
residence that was engulfed in flames but the fire prevented the
child from being rescued
Talladega murder conviction
A Talladega County jury of seven women and five
men deliberated for less than two hours Thursday afternoon before
finding 29 year old Wakilii Brown, guilty of three counts of
capital murder. The jury will return today to hear further evidence
on aggravating and mitigating circumstances and will then make a
non-binding recommendation to Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth on
whether Brown should be sentenced to life in prison without the
possibility of parole or death by lethal injection. Brown was
convicted of beating his girlfriend and mother of his children,
Charae Jemison, and her mother, Dotty, at the home they all shared
in Sylacauga on March 9 or 10, 2001.
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