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Florence Police Arrest Two In Separate Theft Cases….Still Searching For Armed And Dangerous Escapee

April 10, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department made two arrests over the weekend of April 7.  Both were theft cases in separate  cases.  The Department released this statement: “Eric Whitson was arrested following a series of vehicle burglaries in the Downtown Florence area. His image was captured on video while committing one of the burglaries. He was located […]


BOLO Issued: Escapee From Lauderdale Detention Center Considered Armed And Dangerous

April 9, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department has issued a BOLO for an escaped inmate who should be considered Armed and Dangerous.  The inmate escaped from the Lauderdale Detention Center around 9:22 PM on Saturday, April 8: “At or about 9:22p last night Christopher Wayne Kilpatrick, W/M, 43, escaped from the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Kilpatrick was being […]


Florence Police Report UPDATE: Teen Missing Found Safe

April 7, 2017

Florence Police report Madison Francis Holbert found and she is safe. FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department has issued a BOLO for a missing teen. Madison Francis Holbert was last seen on March 4, 2017 after she had been dropped off at the YMCA in Florence. Holbert was wearing a black track suit and her hair was pulled […]


Ethics Commission…Bentley Violated State Ethics Laws

April 5, 2017

MONTGOMERY-After meeting for more than eight hours on Wednesday, April 5 the Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause that Governor Robert Bentley violated ethics laws. The Alabama Ethics Commission held a closed-door executive  meeting which convened at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. They remained in executive session until about 7 p.m. The Commission voted probable cause on all four charges […]


Foster mother extradited back to Florence on child abuse, human trafficking charges

April 5, 2017

FLORENCE-Jenise Spurgeon a Florida woman facing hundreds of counts of child abuse and enticement charges is back in Lauderdale County as of Wednesday, April 5. Spurgeon was a foster parent in Florence who has been accused of hundreds of sex crimes involving 11 young children in Alabama she has been extradited from Florida.  She is being held without […]


Welfare Check By Florence Police Results In Arrest Of Suspect On Domestic Abuse Charges

April 5, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect with several charges stemming from a welfare check on Tuesday, April 4: “Julien C. Lefort was arrested following a welfare check call early yesterday morning. Officers were notified of a female walking along Chisholm Road in north Florence shortly after 7am. The […]


Grand Jury returned an indictment against suspect…2 counts of Sodomy 2nd Degree

April 4, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement on the  indictment of a suspect by the Lauderdale County Grand Jury.  The suspect has been charged with 2 counts of Sodomy 2nd Degree: “Eric L. Johnson 1302 Co Rd 457 Florence, AL 42 year old male In late 2016 the Florence Police Department detectives received a report […]


Two Men Arrested In Theft Of Motorcycle And SUV

April 3, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a statement regarding the arrest of two suspects over the weekend in the theft of two vehicles: “Jason D. Foster and Jeffery P.  Gallagher were arrested over the weekend after being stopped in a stolen SUV. The duo were charged following an investigation into a stolen SUV and stolen motorcycle from the […]


One Dead After Single-Car Accident Near Nauvoo

April 3, 2017

NAUVOO-On Sunday, April 2  the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported an auto accident that claimed the life of one person: “A single-vehicle crash at 8:05 a.m. today, April 2, has claimed the life of a Nauvoo woman. Trisha Nicole Sims, 21, was killed when the 2002 Honda Accord she was driving left the roadway and […]


Single-Vehicle Crash Near Boldo Claims One Life

April 1, 2017

JASPER-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports one deathnin an auto accident that occurred on Friday, March 31: “A single-vehicle crash at 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, has claimed the life of a Bremen man. Johnny Lynn Jones, 56, was seriously injured when the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Jones, […]


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