Area News

Andalusia man convicted to 20 years for dealing drugs

Reginald Shamone Thompson, 37, of Andalusia, pleaded guilty earlier this week to Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Thompson was sentenced by Circuit Judge Lex Short to twenty years imprisonment on the Possession with Intent case, and to eight years for the simple possession offense. Thompson had two prior felony…

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Elba Police still looking for leads in January murder investigation

The Elba Police Department is still investigating the homicide of Donta Jaqun Rogers, 26 , of Elba. On January 16, 2020, an unknown person or persons went to 617 Putnam Street in Elba, Alabama where Rogers was shot and killed. The unknown suspect or suspects fled the scene by unknown means or direction. Investigators are…

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Online sexual predator arrested, to be extradited to Covington County

On August 31, a man from Barbour County,  West Virginia was arrested after sending explicit images to someone he believed was a 14-year-old female in Covington County. According to Covington County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, through a comprehensive investigation,  West Virginia troopers arrested Letcher Shaver, 66, of Belington, West Virginia for eight counts of…

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Arrest made in multiple theft cases in Covington County

The Covington County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division recently made arrests in two separate theft cases that occurred in the month of August. Tyler Kenneth Barbaree, 28, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property in the first degree. These charges stem from an investigation that shows that Tyler Barbaree did receive, retain,…

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