OFF-DUTY FLORENCE POLICE OFFICER DIES IN CRASH

OFFICER JASON NOVAK

FLORENCE – An off-duty Florence police officer died in a wreck overnight, officials said.Officer Jason K. Novak, 51, died in the hospital almost two hours after the wreck on Pine Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. today, Police Chief Ron Tyler said.

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Man charged with domestic violence, disarming officer

FLORENCE – Police have charged a domestic violence suspect with disarming a law enforcement officer after the man removed an officer’s baton and tried to attack him with it, authorities said.

The incident occurred while Dalton B. Coyer, 30, was being arrested by an officer who responded to a domestic violence call, police Capt. […]

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN FLORENCE WESTSIDE SHOOTING

FLORENCE– The Florence Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an overnight shooting that left one Florence man dead and another man injured.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Florence Police Dispatch received a call of “Shots Fired” in the Cypress Pointe area of west Florence.

Responding officers were advised that a man […]

Man faces drug charges after fleeing police

CEDRIC TAYLOR

FLORENCE – Police said they arrested a man Thursday night who led police on a short chase and had drugs in his vehicle.

Cedric Taylor, 32, was arrested following the 11:10 p.m. incident, Florence police Sgt. Robbie Howard said.

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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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TWO ARRESTED IN CAR BURGLARY SPREE

CHANCE CROSSETT AND CARSON MAHAN

FLORENCE– Authorities have arrested two men after they reportedly went on a weekend car burglary spree.

According to investigators, on Friday evening of November 15, 2019, and in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 16, 2019, Officers with the Florence Police Department responded to the area of Alexander […]

ESCAPED INMATE APPREHENDED WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF ESCAPE

GARY TINGLE

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.

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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 […]

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? FPD WANTS TO TALK TO HIM

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON? HE IS WANTED FOR QUESTIONING

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

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Suspicious Activity Call Leads to Arrest of Florence man

Ryan J. Hall

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

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AUTHORITIES MAKE ARREST IN EDGEMONT CAR BURGLARIES

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.

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Police need your help identifying this man

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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