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Gadsden police are searching for missing arsonist

Jimmy Dewayne Leonard, 47, and his brother Melvin Floyd Leonard, 42, are being charged for setting a house on Agricola Avenue on fire.

CBS42.COM - 2018-07-20 03:07:08

Gadsden police investigate Molotov cocktail fire

One man is charged with first degree arson, and police are looking for another suspect, after a house fire started from a Molotov cocktail.

WVTM13.COM - 2018-07-19 18:24:00

Etowah County Sheriff accused of having sex with underage girls in the early ’90s

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin is once again at the center of controversy. The outgoing official is being investigated by police for allegedly having sex with underage girls during drug-fueled parties back in the 90s, according to our news partners at .

WHNT-TV - 2018-07-21 15:24:24

Alabama Sheriff Accused Of Running Pedophile Ring

According to victim Mary Elizabeth Cross, the sheriff of Etowah County, Alabama, regularly had sex with multiple underage girls at ‘pedophile parties’ where other law enforcement officers were present.

YOURNEWSWIRE.COM - 2018-07-19 16:31:19

Gadsden State to begin construction projects on 3 campuses

The public is invited to the events, scheduled for July 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ayers Campus, and at 2 p.m. at the East Broad Campus on the corner of Wallace Drive and East Cardinal Drive.

AL.COM - 2018-07-20 12:05:00

Etowah County man arrested for allegedly head butting a woman

Lankford was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on $5,000 bond. As a condition of his bond, he is to have no contact or communication with the victim or the victim’s family.

WHNT-TV - 2018-07-19 17:45:47

Victim of stabbing refuses to help Anniston police in prosecution of suspect

An Anniston man was stabbed Thursday evening following an argument, and the suspect may not face prosecution for it, police said Friday.Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price said officers responded to a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. from Glen Addie Homes. There, police found a 48-year-old man with a puncture

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-07-21 06:27:00

A Timeline of Events: DA’s office releases more information on triple murder in Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Jimmy Spencer remains in the Marshall County Jail, accused ofkilling three peoplein Guntersville last week. Friday, the chief investigator with the Marshall County District Attorney's Office, John Young, released a timeline of events.

WHNT-TV - 2018-07-21 00:18:08

Sheriff Accused of Holding Cocaine Parties for Fellow Cops to Rape Underage Girls

Gadsden, AL – Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin isunder investigationfor allegedly hosting cocaine parties with underage girls, after Mary Elizabeth Cross came forward with claims that she had sex with Entrekin on four separate occasions in the early 90’s; when she was 15 and he was 29.


Warrants obtained for suspects in arson investigation in Gadsden

On July 8, Gadsden Police received a call about two men walking down Agricola Avenue carrying a molotov cocktail. While officers were responding to that call, another call came in reporting a fire in the back of an occupied residence.

CBS42.COM - 2018-07-19 17:21:42

Calhoun County deputy hit by alleged drunk driver

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- One person was taken into custody following an officer-involved wreck.According to Sheriff Matthew Wade, a Calhoun County deputy was hit by an alleged drunk driver Thursday night.Sheriff Wade says the deputy seems to be okay and is being evaluated.Oxford Police made an

CBS42.COM - 2018-07-20 11:21:43

Toddler girl dies after falling into pool in St. Clair County

According to the St. Clair County Coroner, the child who fell into the pool on Wednesday has been identified as Charlotte Jordan.The coroner says Jordan somehow got onto the deck that surrounds the above-ground pool and fell-in. Officials say a family member performed CPR on the child until medics a

WVTM13.COM - 2018-07-20 01:36:00

Police: Anniston man charged in Wednesday death

An Anniston man was charged with murder Wednesday evening after another man was shot and killed, police said.Anniston officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Moore Avenue to render assistance to an unresponsive Teuntay Pointer, 32, Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price wrote in a news release. Polic


Sheriff who legally pocketed jail food funds denies sexual misconduct allegations

Just months after the March jail food funds controversy, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin is embroiled in another scandal dating back to 1992, regardingclaims in a recent AL.com article.

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1 dead, relative jailed in Anniston shooting

Investigators identified the victim's relative, 38-year-old William Point, as a suspect. He was arrested and taken to the Calhoun County Jail.


Five Charged With Promoting Prison Contraband

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that five jailers have been charged with promoting prison contraband in the wake of the riot in the county jail last week.George Gregory Gass, 29 of Scottsboro; Robert Lindsey, 32 of Joppa; Braxton Pierce Lamb, 20, of Arab; and Javon Cortez, 21, of Arab


Police Report for July 19

A police officer following a speeder Monday night found the vehicle empty and locked, but with a bag labeled White Runtz Cannabis in plain view on the car seat. The officer was patrolling, driving westbound on Litchfield Avenue at Taylor Street, when the car radar device activated, showing a passing


Piedmont man charged with domestic violence

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. —A 47-year-old Piedmont man is facing a charge of second degree domestic violence.The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says Jimmy Lankford assaulted a woman by head-butting her during an altercation. As a result, the woman's nose was broken.Lankford was placed into the Etowah Count

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Autopsy ordered for man killed in shooting

District Attorney Wilson Blaylock said he ordered the autopsy for Joshua Adam White, 35, who died at Huntsville Hospital.


SBI receives request to investigate allegations against Etowah County Sheriff

In the AL.com article, Mary Elizabeth Cross, told a reporter that Entrekin hosted parties with drugs and claimed that he and others had sex with underage girls at a property he owns in Rainbow City.Cross is now 41, according to the report.