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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ForceColbert County Sheriff’s DepartmentMuscle Shoals Police DepartmentRussellville Police DepartmentMadison County Narcotics UnitALEADEA

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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 […]

FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT and THEFT

CORD SCOTT CASSELS

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man for making fraudulent bank withdrawals from someone else’s account in excess of $20,000.According to court documents, Cord Scott Cassels, 33, of County Road 11, Florence, stands charged with theft of property 1st degree and identity theft.

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Florence man arrested with $50,000 of meth in apartment

FLORENCE – A Florence man faces trafficking charges after authorities found him with a large amount of methamphetamine at his apartment.

Demarcus L. Robinson, 44, is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, according to a release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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Suspected Shell station robber wore duct tape as mask, steals Cash, Yoohoo and Marlboro Reds

JASON LYNN DICKSON

FORD CITY- Authorities have arrested the man they say is responsible for the robbery last week of the Ford City Shell station and firing shots at Florence police in a chase the next day after the robbery.

Colbert Sheriff Frank Williamson says Jason Dickson, 45, of Muscle Shoals, is in custody […]

LEIGHTON MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT

MATTHEW MARTIN JOHNSON

FLORENCE- Authorities arrested a Leighton man over the weekend for theft from a heating and cooling firm.

According to police, Matthew Martin Johnson, 46, of 800 Duncan Lane, Leighton, was arrested Saturday for first-degree theft.

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SUSPECT IN MUSCLE SHOALS CAR THEFT ARRESTED

MUSCLE SHOALS– Authorities have arrested a suspected car thief. Police say Matthew Butler is now in custody in the Muscle Shoals Jail.

At approximately 2:00 pm today members of the MSPD Detective Division, along with Investigators and Deputies of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, effected the arrest of Matthew Jacob Butler, 20, at a […]

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

SHEFFIELD– Police are asking the public for help in identifying this man.

He is a suspect in a crime.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED IN VEHICLE BURGLARY

FLORENCE – A 54-year-old Florence man is accused in a vehicle burglary that occurred at North Alabama Medical Center, authorities said. Carl D. Pigg faces charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and second-degree theft of property, Florence police Sgt. Greg Cobb said. “After speaking to the victim, contact was made with security […]

Police awaiting autopsy results in weekend shooting

DERRICK TURNLEY

FLORENCE – Investigators are awaiting the results from an autopsy in the weekend shooting death of a Florence man.

Florence police identified the victim as Jeffery C. Cherry. He was killed in the Saturday morning shooting at a west Florence residence.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM YARD SALE

WILLIAM T. COLE

FLORENCE– Police have arrested a Florence man for allegedly stealing money from a juvenile working at a yard sale.

According to Investigators, on Tuesday night officers arrested William T. Cole, 49, on a warrant for First Degree Theft of Property.

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UNA POLICE INVESTIGATING ALLEGED RAPE

Mattielou Hall

FLORENCE- Authorities are investigating an alleged rape on the UNA campus. According to UNA officials, the incident occurred at Mattielou Hall on July 5th shortly after midnight.

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