FLORENCE– An escaped inmate from the Lauderdale County Detention Center was captured within ten minutes of his escape.

This morning shortly before 10:00 A.M. members of Florence Police Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, and UNA Police Department responded to the Lauderdale County Detention Center to the report of an escaped inmate.


Florence Police apprehend driver in morning high-speed chase

FLORENCE– Florence Police apprehended a man wanted for escape after a high-speed chase that sped around the city.

According to police, this morning, the Florence Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase with a vehicle that travelled through various locations of the city.

Inside the vehicle was a male identified as Drew […]


FLORENCE–Do you know this person? If so, the Florence Police Department would like to speak with him in reference to a case they are working.

He has been seen in a late model red or maroon Dodge Charger with a hood scoop.


Florence man arrested for murder

William Butler

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Florence man for murder in the last night shooting death of a man on Blair Street.

According to police, William Butler, 69, of 122 Blair Street was arrested on the scene of the incident that left one man dead.


Officers find burglary suspect hiding in garage

Danielle Pierce

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Killen woman on burglary charges.

According to police, on Monday at around 10:27 am, officers responded to a burglary in progress call to a home on North Prairie Street. When officers arrived, they found, Danielle M. Pierce, 25, of Killen, inside the garage of the home hiding.


Employees catch suspected car burglar in the act

Dianna Alexander

FLORENCE– Employees at Simpson’s Wrecker Service on Rickwood Road in Florence got a surprise Monday morning after they saw a possible burglary suspect around the cars at the company impound lot.



Do you recognize this individual? Det. Wes Shaddix of the Florence Police Department needs to talk to him about a case he is working.


Suspicious Activity Call Leads to Arrest of Florence man

Ryan J. Hall

FLORENCE–Police tell that Ryan J. Hall, 33, of Florence, was released from custody after posting bond this morning on burglary charges.



Adam Alexander Miller

Florence Police have charged a Florence man with multiple felonies following a rash of vehicle burglaries in the area of Edgemont subdivision on August 14.


Police need your help identifying this man

FLORENCE–The Florence Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying this gentleman.


Police make arrest in stabbing death

Bradley Wade Hill

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a man that occurred on Thursday night on Nance Street.

According to Lt. Brad Holmes of the Florence Police Department, the incident occurred around 9 pm at the 100 block of South Nance Street.


Man indicted on child pornography charges, bond set at $10 million cash

Jeffrey Dale Hunt

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a man they say was disseminating and producing child pornography.

According to police, in December of 2016, Detective Drew Harless with the Florence Police Department received a ‘cyber-tip’ involving the unlawful dissemination of child pornography. That tip led to a search warrant being issued and executed at […]

Tuscumbia man arrested with stolen truck after being located by GPS

Jessie Clinton Ford


FLORENCE–A Tuscumbia man is in jail after a GPS signal located him in Russellville with a stolen truck late Monday night.


Police asking the public for help in locating missing Florence man

Christopher Torres

FLORENCE–Police are currently looking for Christopher Torres, he was last seen by family members on Saturday, April 14th.


Suspect steals gun after victim refuses to buy her cigarettes

Valli Roath

FLORENCE-A Shoals area woman is in jail after she reportedly stole a gun from a man who refused to buy her cigarettes at a local convenience store. According to Florence Police Detective Greg Cobb, Rachel Valli Roath, 34, was at the convenience store on the corner of East Limestone and South […]

Police need your help finding Walmart robbery suspect

Tervarius Eugene Horton

FLORENCE–Authorities need your help locating an Athens man, who may still be in the Shoals area, that is suspected of robbing the Florence Walmart on Hough Road out of hundreds of dollars of merchandise.


Florence Police on the scene of possible homicide

FLORENCE–Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide at a residence in the 300 block of South Magnolia Street.

Around 11 pm Sunday, Nov 5th, police officers received a call on a welfare check on a resident on N Franklin St., in east Florence.


Officers follow leaking fluid to catch suspected car burglar and career criminal

Michael Brewer

FLORENCE–A Decatur man with an extensive criminal record in Lauderdale County has made his way back to Florence for a one man crime spree.

Thankfully Florence police were on alert Tuesday night to capture Charles Michael Brewer, 44, of Decatur.

Police received a call of a reckless driver on Railroad Ave. […]

Do You Know These Men? Police need help identifying suspects

FLORENCE–The Florence Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying these two men. They are suspects in a recent theft case.


Have you seen this man? Police need your help


FLORENCE–Police are asking members of the public if they can help identify the man in the above photo.