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Red Level man arrested for child porn

September 22, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Blayne Pruett arrested a Red Level man for 12 counts of possession of obscene matter, and 2 counts of dissemination of obscene matter. Investigator Pruett received information from the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Using this information which was also provided by Microsoft, Investigator Pruett…

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Geneva man arrested for obscene communications

On August 30, 2022, 19-year-old Jessie Harris of Geneva, made contact on Facebook with a covert Facebook account operated by an investigator with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office. At the time, Harris believed the account belonged to a 15-year-old female. During the course of the conversation, Harris made sexual requests and sent obscene pictures to…

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Mizell CEO resigns

 Mizell Memorial Hospital Board of Directors along with Alliant Management Services (“Alliant”), announced this week the resignation of Kerry Goff, CEO. The Board of Directors along with Alliant will name an interim CEO as we begin the search for a permanent replacement effective immediately. This follows a vote last week by the city council to…

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Covington County, Opp Police arrests for August 29- September 9

Opp Police Department and Covington County Jail reports for August 29-September 11. Opp Police Department: Sebastian Dyer Haddaway, 30, arrested for bail jumping II. Danny Earl Chatham, 41, arrested for theft of property IV. Quinton R Bell, 50, arrested for pedestrian under the influence. Christopher Michael Smith, 35, arrested for alias writ of arrest. Austin…

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Samson teen located

Reportedly, Brent Michael Johnson, the juvenile who left Samson High School on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, has been located.   Law enforcement say he has been located in West Virginia and might be with relatives. West Virginia law enforcement is attempting to locate Brent, from resident to resident. It is believed that he is safe.

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Update: ALEA officer facing sexual misconduct charges dies

The Alabama Enforcement Agency released the following statement concerning the death of ALEA officer Scotty Ballard: It is with a heavy heart that the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) must share the devastating news of the passing of Special Agent Senior (SAS) Scotty Ballard, 51, of Andalusia, who was assigned to ALEA’s State Bureau of…

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Opp death under investigation

According to Opp Police Chief Kevin Chance, inAugust 16, around 4:32 pm, the Opp Police Department was notified by EMS and Opp Fire of an unresponsive female at the 400 Block of West Street. Upon arrival officers and investigators located a 43-year old female deceased in a bedroom inside the residence. A search warrant was…

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Several rounds of strong to severe storm clusters expected for the week

According to the Covington County Emergency Agency (CCEMA), we will be heading into another week of active weather with several hazards possible throughout the week. Several rounds of strong to severe storm clusters will move in from the north-northwest this afternoon and Wednesday afternoon. The best chance for damaging winds will likely be on Wednesday.…

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Crash In Geneva claims life of one, injures two

A deadly head on collision in Geneva leaves two injured and one fatality. A two-car collision occurred occurred on Highway 27 South, where the levee meets the highway. One victim was pronounced dead on scene with the other two being transported to local medical care facilities, one by ambulance and one by life flight. According…

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Opp, Covington County arrests July 25-31

The following reports were made by the Opp Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, the individuals were taken to Covington County Jail for incarceration. Any individual of an arrest is not intended to imply that the individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are assumed to be innocent until found guilty. July 25 1:37…

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