Stacie Marie Gardner, 31, worked as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega when she accepted $1,474 in January 2015 to smuggle a cell phone to the inmate, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance’s office in Birmingham.
An alleged accomplice in an October armed robbery at the Oxford Quick Meds Express Pharmacy pleaded guilty Monday morning before his trial was to begin, according to court records, and was sentenced to life in prison.
Calhoun County deputies and inmate workers loaded up chairs, tables and televisions from a bingo hall in western Calhoun County on Saturday morning after the facility was shut down Friday evening for failing to comply with permitting requirements.
“We are not exempt from problems,” said David Baker, committee chairman, speaking at the meeting, but when they do arise in Anniston, Baker said police and the committee have found ways to solve them peacefully.
Standing in front of a jury, judge, prosecutors and several curious attorneys Monday, Everett Leon Stout alleged his constitutional rights were violated, accused an officer of breaking the law and claimed a prosecutor has “difficulty controlling his tongue.”
Heflin Police Chief A.J. Benefield said at shortly before 8 p.m. a man entered the Shell station at exit 199 of I-20 carrying a gun and ordered the clerk onto the ground before taking all the cash from a register and leaving.
According to a news release from the department, a neighbor saw two men loading stolen property into a vehicle at a home on the 2000 block of Sue Drive. The neighbor provided a tag number, and Oxford police found the vehicle on Alabama 21 and attempted to pull it over.
The suspect of a several-hour standoff Saturday, 76-year-old Eli C. Lee, who shot a Randolph County deputy and then allegedly shot himself was to have been in court Monday on a domestic violence and gun charge.
The incident, which started at noon, began as a domestic situation with an armed subject, Daniel wrote. It ended with the suspect dying from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the release.
Christian Oneal Mathews, Jordan Taylor Brown and Keenan Walker Brodeur, all 18, were arrested after investigators with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office matched fingerprints on a vehicle to one of the suspects, said Chief Deputy Matthew Wade of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Two men charged in connection with the January shooting death of a Saks man will be tried separately, after prosecutors decided it would be best to try the alleged gunman first, officials said Tuesday.