Disorderly Call Leads to Arson Arrest

Leslie Michael Brown

FLORENCE– Leslie Michael Brown, 42, was booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center shortly before 8 pm Thursday night after officers responded to a report of a disorderly person in the 600 block of West Irvine Street. According to investigators, officers arrived to find Brown attempting to burn down the […]

Lauderdale Mental Health Officers sworn in

From left: Sgt. Shane Blalock, MHO Greg Smith, MHO Guy Lambert, MHO Eric Pollard

FLORENCE–Florence police Sgt. Shane Blalock was sworn in recently as the coordinator for the Lauderdale County Mental Officers.

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Do you know this man? Police need your help

Florence police are trying to identify this man

FLORENCE–Investigators with the Florence Police Department are asking members of the public for their help identifying this man.

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Tennessee man arrested in rash of burglaries

Tobby Randall Blackstock

FLORENCE-Thanks to a quick response by Florence officers a Tennessee man is now in custody on burglary charges.

Last night (starting just before 11 pm) officers with the Florence Police Department began receiving calls of burglaries in the area of Hough Road and Florence Mall. Responding officers found multiple businesses […]

Do you recognize this person? Police want to know

FLORENCE–Do you recognize this person? Florence Police Detective Alex Guynn needs to speak with her about a theft case.

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Man arrested for child abuse after school reports injuries

Marieo Foster

FLORENCE–Police arrested Marieo Foster on Friday following an investigation into child abuse.

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Authorities search for escaped inmate

Christopher Wayne Kilpatrick

 

FLORENCE–Authorities are actively searching for an escaped inmate.

Around 9:22p last night Christopher Wayne Kilpatrick, W/M, 43, escaped from the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Kilpatrick was being held without bond and was awaiting trial for the attempted murder of a Florence Police Officer.

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Florence man arrested on sodomy charges

Eric L. Johnson

FLORENCE- Authorities have arrested Eric L. Johnson, 42, of 1302 Co Rd 457, Florence, on two counts of 2nd-degree sodomy charges.

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Former Florence Police Evidence Custodian arrested

Lauren A. Ezell

FLORENCE- A former civilian employee of the Florence Police Department has been arrested after a Lauderdale county grand jury issued an 119 count indictment for theft involving police evidence.

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Weeden SRO Johnson set to retire

School Resource Officer Janice Johnson

Congratulations from the Shoals Insider to Janice Johnson for her 30 years of service to the Florence Police Department.

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Couple arrested in sex abuse case

Daniel and Jenice Spurgeon

FLORENCE–A Florida couple have been arrested in an extensive child sexual abuse investigation.

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Florence woman arrested after altercation with taxi driver

Oliver

FLORENCE-Gina Oliver, 24, of Florence was arrested late Monday night following an altercation with a taxi driver.

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One added to Florence auto burglary duo

Baker

 

Masters

Cartwright and Masters are back in the news today. They are now charged with 18 additional vehicle burglaries. The charges came after an investigation by the Florence Police Department. They are charged with burglaries in the area of East Florence, Lakeside Highlands, Huntsville Road, Seville Place Apartments, and […]

Burglary suspects apprehended at Budget Inn Florence

Cartwright

 

FLORENCE-Last night Florence police officers received a tip from someone who had seen the stories of the recent burglaries. Officers responded to the tip and located Zachary Tyler Cartwright, 18, of Florence and Christopher Cody Masters, 23, of Florence inside of a hotel room at Budget Inn in Florence.

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Do you know this man? Florence police looking for suspected car burglar

Do you recognize this man? The Florence Police Department would like to speak with this man about a car that was recently burglarized.

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Woman faces multiple charges involving theft from an elderly family member

Jennifer Hipps

FLORENCE- According to police, Jennifer HIpps was arrested Thursday on multiple charges.

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Indiana Man Arrested After Stopping At Checkpoint In Stolen Car

David Adam Stapleton

According to Florence police, David Adam Stapleton, 26, or Noblesville, IN, was arrested after he stopped at a police safety checkpoint in a stolen vehicle, yesterday.

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Police trying to locate missing Florence man

Casey Curry

FLORENCE-Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing Florence man. Detectives say Casey L. Curry was last seen on January 19th.

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Florence police make several arrests over busy holiday weekend

Timothy Stempien

Timothy Stempien- On New Year’s Eve, officers responded to the 100 block of S. Prairie St to a reported domestic incident. As officers arrived they were approached by a female who showed

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Police asking public for help identifying suspects

FLORENCE–These two, who police are trying to identify, are suspects in a theft case that spans from Muscle Shoals to Florence to Athens.

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