MUSCLE SHOALS MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON STUDENT

MARCUS JONES


MUSCLE SHOALS–According to authorities, a 33-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday for an alleged assault on a student that reportedly occurred on September 9th in the parking lot of Muscle Shoals High School.
According to police, Stanley Marcus Jones, 33, of Muscle Shoals, turned himself in at the police department at around 3:00 pm on Saturday. Jones stands charged with Harassment Simple Assault. He reportedly assaulted a 16-year-old male student over a female student that he was romantically involved with that attends the school. This according to the police report.

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AUTHORITIES RELEASE NAME OF DECEASED PEDESTRIAN

TUSCUMBIA–Authorities have released the name of the pedestrian who was struck by a Tuscumbia police vehicle around 8:00 pm on Monday, October 10th.

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KILLEN MAN ARRESTED WITH SIX POUNDS OF MARIJUANA

ASKEW

HATTON–Over the weekend the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division stopped a vehicle in the Hatton Community for Reckless Endangerment.

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED MONTH AFTER RELEASE FROM FLORIDA PRISON

MONTANYE

RUSSELLVILLE–Authorities tell Shoals Insider that a sex offender fresh out of prison a month ago has now been arrested on new child sex abuse charges in Franklin County.
According to the FCSD, Frederick Montanye, 53, of Russellville, was arrested on Sunday after he was confronted by relatives of the victim. He reportedly apologized and admitted abusing the toddler. The toddler was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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SUSPECTED CHILD PORNOGRAPHER PLEADS NOT GUILTY AND ASKS FOR REDUCTION OF BOND

SITORIUS


TUSCUMBIA- In October of 2021, Matthew Sitorius, 37, of Cherokee, was arrested and charged with producing pornography with a minor. He was then indicted by a Colbert County grand jury on 41 counts of producing pornography with a minor, a class A felony.

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KILLEN WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND ENDANGERMENT CHARGES

Lauderdale County authorities arrested a Killen woman last week after a search of the home revealed a cache of drugs and paraphernalia.

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TUSCUMBIA MAN CHARGED IN DRUG BUST

On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at approximately 6:40 pm, the Tuscumbia Special Operations Group(TSOG), the investigative bureau, and the patrol division executed a search warrant on 918 Madison Avenue in Tuscumbia.
The house has been under surveillance for several weeks due to information that the primary resident is selling heroin.

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EMPLOYEE CITED FOR SELLING VAPES TO MINORS

CHEVRON ON 6TH ST

On Friday, August 26th, authorities made an undercover purchase of tobacco or nicotine-containing products with an ALEA-approved minor at the Chevron at 201 East 6th Street.

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POLICE RELEASE DETAILS OF SHOOTING AND APPREHENSION OF SUSPECT

FUQUA

On Friday, July 22, 2022, Samuel Brycin Fuqua, 26 of Muscle Shoals, was taken into custody and detained as a suspect in the shooting incident of a 22yr old female victim at 812 6th St in Muscle Shoals, AL. The events that lead to the detention of Samuel Fuqua are as follows:

On July 22, 2022 Officers with the Muscle Shoals Police Department were dispatch to 810 6th St. in reference to a female with a gunshot wound. Muscle Shoals Police Officers arrived on scene. Once the scene was deemed safe, Muscle Shoals Firemen, along with Keller EMS Personnel, began attending to a female victim with a single gunshot wound to the head. MSPD Detectives and Command Staff then arrived on scene to begin the investigation. The 22yr old victim was identified as Jalisa Lashea Box of Florence, Alabama.

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TWO ARRESTED IN SCHEME TO PURCHASE ATV AND TRAILER

The Florence Police Department was notified Wednesday that a person had attempted to purchase an all-terrain vehicle and trailer valued at $31,400 from a local business.

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FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE INDICTED ON 465 CHARGES

MININGER

A man with felony arrest warrants in Greenville County, South Carolina, has been indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury on 465 charges.
According to court documents, Kenneth Michael Mininger, 52, stands charged with 232 counts of possession of child pornography, 227 counts of production of child pornography, four counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, and two counts of Sodomy 1st degree.

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22 POUNDS OF COCAINE, 2 POUNDS OF METH SEIZED IN DRUG BUST

VICTOR HERNANDEZ GARCIA

A Muscle Shoals man, Victor Hernandez Garcia, 32, of 2219 East 6th St., is in jail after a drug bust by a multi-agency drug investigation comprised of the following departments:
Colbert County Drug Task Force
Colbert County Sheriff’s Department
Muscle Shoals Police Department
Russellville Police Department
Madison County Narcotics Unit
ALEA
DEA

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MAN DROWNS IN BOATING INCIDENT

Authorities say one man drowned after the boat he and another man were in capsized Wednesday morning.
The incident was reported to police and firefighters at 8:10 am, according to authorities.
The incident occurred near O’Neal Bridge and McFarland Park.
Some first responders speculated the two men may have struck a pylon or something causing the boat to capsize.

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Vivity High Tech Eyes Now Available in the Shoals

DR. DANNY LEE

With Vivity lenses, you could minimize the need for those pesky reading glasses.  And now, if you live in the Shoals area, you won’t have to travel to have the procedure performed.

Danny Lee, MD, a board certified ophthalmologist has brought Vivity High Tech eyes to the Shoals. “It is as close to your sight before cataracts that I have seen,” explains Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee is the first doctor to perform the procedure in North Alabama at Laser Eye Center in Huntsville. “Vivity gives most patients excellent vision at a far distance and great vision at arm’s length or computer distance. It also gives most people good vision for reading distance.”

The Vivity lens is designed with a new, non-diffractive technology that gives optimal vision in both bright and dim lighting. The Vivity offers protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays and filters harmful blue light rays from digital devices.

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A MO BROOKS STORY

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Over the years I have shared a lot of stories about Alabama’s colorful political figures. We have had some characters like Big Jim Folsom and George Wallace. Big Jim was gregarious and fun loving. Wallace was a political genius and without question the most prolific politician in Alabama history. Both Wallace and Folsom used theatrics to get elected governor, but both were effective once elected to office.

Ole Mo Brooks will make the history books as a colorful Alabama political character. However, unlike Wallace and Folsom, Mo will never be considered effective or important but Mo Brooks is no fool. He knows what he is doing. He is a graduate of Duke and Alabama Law School. He has always been a right-wing ideologue. He truly believes in less government even if that means cutting your district’s or state’s throat. He does not want to be an effective emissary for his people. He is proud of the title of being the least effective congressman in Alabama history. He believes his role is to be the most conservative person in the halls of the Capitol.

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THOMPSON AIMS TO BE YOUR VOICE IN MONTGOMERY

WESLEY THOMPSON

Wesley Thompson—a local pastor, educator, and community leader—announces his bid for the Alabama House District 3 seat.

A native son of the Shoals, Thompson and his family moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma when he was eight years old upon his mother’s enlistment in the Army. But his path has always led him home to the Shoals—first for college at the University of North Alabama and then again when he answered the call to pastor Bethel Colbert Missionary Baptist Church.

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TRIAL DATE SET IN CAPITAL MURDER CASE

RICHARD KEVIN HESTER

TUSCUMBIA–(SHOALSINSIDER) Officials have set a trial date for a man accused of murdering a Sheffield man.
According to court records, Richard Kevin Hester, 54, of Little Rock Avenue, Sheffield, was indicted by a Colbert County Grand Jury in January of 2020 for Capital Murder in the shooting death of John Thomas Call, also known as JT, 36, of Pinehurst Blvd, Sheffield.

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3-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED, FATHER CHARGED WITH ARSON

JARED LYNN HAZELWOOD

ROGERSVILLE- Authorities say a man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson after leaving his 3-year-old son in an apartment he set fire to.
According to police, Jared Lynn Hazelwood, 44, stands charged with seven counts of arson in connection with the early morning apartment fire in Rogersville.

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FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT ON UNA CAMPUS

JOSHUA CALEB DE LA HOZ

FLORENCE–On Tuesday, authorities arrested a Florence man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her dorm room at Mattielou Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.
Joshua Caleb De La Hoz, 19, of 724 North Pine St., Florence, stands accused of multiple serious crimes such as 1st Degree Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence Strangulation, Unlawful Imprisonment, furnishing alcohol to a minor, interfering with a domestic violence 911 call, and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
According to court documents, De La Hoz reportedly brought alcohol to the female’s dorm room on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

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UNA RECEIVES LARGEST FINANCIAL GIFT IN SCHOOL’S HISTORY

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama has received the largest gift in the institution’s almost 200-year history, a $6.5 million gift from the Charles C. Anderson family. The gift is being given to academic and athletic areas of campus, with $1 million specifically earmarked for the women’s athletic programs in memory and honor of Hilda B. Anderson.

“(Hilda) was very passionate about the women’s athletic programs at UNA, and she wanted to ensure they had the necessary funding,” said the family patriarch Mr. Charles C. Anderson. “Our sons, Charlie, Terry, Clyde, and Harold, wanted to honor her and her legacy with this gift.”

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