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09/17/2014 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – District Court – Alias
2 – Driving Under the Influence
3 – Public Intoxication
2 – Violation Release Order
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
1 – Resisting Arrest
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment
1 – Violation Protection Order
1 – Parole Violation

 

FELONIES

Name:  Luther Hopson
Age:  55
Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  09/11/2014
Amount Of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  09/11/2014

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08/20/2014 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department – Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – Traffic Court – Alias
1 – Circuit Court – Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
2 – Marijuana 2nd
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
2 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Assault 3rd
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
2 – Bench Warrant
3 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing

FELONY REPORT

Name:  Billy Flippo
Age:  66
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/15/2014
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  08/18/2014

Name:  Thomas Green
Age:  34
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Marijuana 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Hindering Prosecution 1st
Resisting Arrest
Reckless Driving
Attempt to Elude
Paraphernalia
Prescription Meds Without Prescription
Date of Arrest:  08/15/2014
Amount of Bond:  $19,000
Date of Release:  08/18/2014

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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08/13/2014 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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3 – District Court – Alias
2 – Traffic Court – Alias
4 – Driving Under the Influence
3 – Public Intoxication
1 – Violation Release Order
2 – Marijuana 2nd
6 – Drug Paraphernalia
7 – Probation Violation
3 – Issuing Worthless Checks
2 – Non-Support
1 – Menacing
1 – Menacing
1 – Resisting Arrest
5 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Disorderly Conduct
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
1 – Drug Court Violation
6 – Bench Warrant
2 – Harassing Communication
1 – Parole Violation
3 – Child Endangerment
1 – Violation Protection Order

FELONY REPORT

Name:  Jared Atkinson
Age:  23
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd
Marijuana 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/15/2014
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Dylan Frederick
Age:  25
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Marijuana 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  08/06/2014
Amount of Bond:  $8,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Terry Froelick
Age:  64
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
SORNA Violation
Date of Arrest:  08/07/2014
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Brandi Hawkins
Age:  27
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Child Abuse / Chemical Endangerment
Date of Arrest:  08/01/2014

Name:  Jeremy Jorgenson
Age:  25
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges: 
Forgery 2nd x 3
Forged Instrument 2nd x 3
Receiving Stolen Property x 2
Date of Arrest:  08/13/2014
Amount of Bond:  $17,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Ladd Roberts
Age:  33
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Marijuana 2nd
Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/11/2014
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Carissa Webb
Age:  23
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Unlawful Distribution
Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/08/2014
Amount of Bond:  $17,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Charles Webb
Age:  23
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  07/23/2014
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jeremy Jorgenson
Age:  25
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
Forgery 2nd x 3
Forged Instrument 2nd x 3
Receiving Stolen Property x 2
Date of Arrest:  08/13/2014
Amount of Bond:  $17,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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01/29/2014 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – District Court – Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
4 – Probation Violation
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment
1 – Promoting Prison Contraband 3rd

FELONIES

Name:  Curtis Saint
Age:  21
Address-City:  Phil Campbell, AL
Charges:

  • Arson 2nd

Date of Arrest:  06/31/14
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Roger Sprinkle
Age:  31
Address-City:  Detroit, AL
Charges:

  • Possession Controlled Substance
  • Public Intoxication

Date of Arrest:  01/26/2014
Amount of Bond:  $3,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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12/12/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DUI
4 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
3 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassing Communication

FELONIES

Name:  Tracy Galbreath
Age:  47
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:

  • Grand Jury Indictment – Possession Controlled Substance x 4

Date of Arrest:  12/05/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  12/05/2013

Name:  Cedric Cribbs
Age:  32
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:

  • Discharge Firearm into Occupied Dwelling
  • Attempted Murder x 2
  • Marijuana 1st
  • Paraphernalia

Date of Arrest:  12/05/2013
Amount of Bond:  $140,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jason Davis
Age:  35
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:

  • Manufacturing 2nd

Date of Arrest:  12/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  12/07/2013

Name:  Justin Linley
Age:  26
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:

  • Escape 3rd

Date of Arrest:  12/09/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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10/08/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DI-Alias
1 – Violation Release Order
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence – Harassment
2 – Bench Warrant
2 – Harassing Communication
1 – Violation Protection Order

Felony News Report

Name:  Ricky Patterson
Age:  48
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Firearm Forbidden Person
Date of Arrest:  10/08/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Kevin Pickens
Age:  36
Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Driving Under Influence
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $3,500
Date of Release:  10/07/2013

Name:  Terrence Thomas
Age:  20
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Interference With Custody
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  10/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $12,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Robert Thompson
Age:  20
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/04/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  10/06/2013

Name:  Cameron Zubor
Age:  22
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/04/2013
Date of Release:  10/06/2013

 

07/31/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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2 – Driving Under Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Fugitive From Justice

FELONIES

Name:  Ladd Roberts
Age:  32
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Grand Jury Indictment / Attempted Arson 1st
Date of Arrest:  07/25/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,000
Date of Release:  07/25/2013

Name:  Gina Webb
Age:  33
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  07/26/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  07/26/2013

Name:  Kelly McCarley
Age:  44
Address-City:  Hodges, AL
Charges: 
Grand Jury Indictment / Manufacture / Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/27/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  07/27/2013

Name:  Christopher Mann
Age 30
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges: 
Child Abuse
Date of Arrest:  07/27/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  07/30/2013

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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07/31/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date:  July 24-30, 2013

Wrecks – 5

Incident / Offense –

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Assault 3rd

1 – Burglary 3rd

2 – Theft of Property 3rd

2 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Theft of Property 1st

1 – Burglary of a Vehicle

1 – Assault 2nd

Arrest / Citation –

7 – Speeding

1 – License Suspended/Revoked

2 – No Insurance

2 – No Seatbelt

1 – No Tag

2 – Improper Tag

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Motorcycle – No Helmet

1 – Warrant Other Agency

1 – Alias Warrant

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates:  July 24-30, 2013

Date of Arrest:  July 21, 2013
Name:  Rea, Carrie Alisa
Age:  33
City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges
Possession of Controlled Substance
Public Intoxication
Status:  Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

05/22/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Office Weekly News Report

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1 – DC-Alias
1 – TR-Alias
2 – DUI
2 – Violation Release Order
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
2 – Resisting Arrest
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Disorderly Conduct
2 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
2 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES

Name: May, Rebecca
Age: 35
Address-City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacture 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest: 05/17/2013
Amount of Bond: $10,500
Date of Release: 05/20/2013
Arresting Agency: County

Name: Bailey, James
Age: 22
Address-City: Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Manufacture 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest: 05/17/2013
Amount of Bond: $10,500
Date of Release: 05/21/2013
Arresting Agency: County

Name: Robbins, Anthony
Age: 23
Address-City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacture 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest: 05/17/2013
Amount of Bond: $10,500
Date of Release: In Jail
Arresting Agency: County

Name: Bailey, Angela
Age: 43
Address-City: Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
Grand Jury Indictment / Illegal Purchase Ephedrine
Date of Arrest: 05/18/2013
Amount of Bond: $5,000
Date of Release: 05/18/2013
Arresting Agency: County

Name: Peck, Ruby
Age: 65
Address-City: Satsuma, FL
Charges:
Criminal Mischief 1st
Theft of Property 3rd
Date of Arrest: 05/18/2013
Amount of Bond: $4,000
Date of Release: 05/18/2013
Arresting Agency: County

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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05/08/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report

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1 – DC-Alias
1 – TR-Alias
2 – DUI
7 – Probation Violation
2 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 –  Criminal Trespass 3rd
1 – Drug Court Violation
5 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment
1 – Receiving Stolen Property 3rd
1 – Reckless Endangerment

FELONIES

Name:  Steven Lowery
Age:  50
Address-City:  Phil Campbell, AL
Charges:  Unlawful Distribution Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  05/02/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  05/04/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Richard Boldon
Age:  43
Address-City:  Phil Campbell, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  05/02/2013
Amount of Bond:  $3,000
Date of Release:  05/04/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Ricky Rea
Age:  24
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Forgery 2nd x 2
Date of Arrest:  05/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Martha Willingham
Age:  47
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Possession Forged Instrument 2nd x 2
Date of Arrest:  05/07/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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04/18/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – District Court Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Menacing
1 – Theft of Property
1 – Bench Warrant
4 – Harassment
1 – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

FELONIES

Name: Kinard, William
Age:  44
Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence – Menacing
Possession of Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  04/15/2013
Amount of Bond:  $4,000
Date of Release:  04/17/13

Name: Youngblood, Jacob
Age:  19
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 1st x 2
Theft of Property 3rd x 2
Burglary 3rd x 4
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  04/16/2013
Amount of Bond:  $78,000
Date of Release:  04/17/2013

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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03/13/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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2 – DC-Alias
1 – Marijuana 2nd
4 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harass
1 – Disorderly Conduct
2 – Theft of Property 3rd
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Bondsman’s Process

FELONIES

Name:  Norma Everwein
Age:  44
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Unlawful Distribution
Parole Violation
Date of Arrest:  03/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Kenny Harris
Age:  33
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Marijuana 1st
Paraphernalia
Robbery 1st
Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  03/12/2013
Amount of Bond:  $35,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Brilliant

Name:  Sheila Henderson
Age:  47
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Robbery 1st
Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  03/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Donna Holliday
Age:  32
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Breaking / Entering Vehicle
Theft of Property 3rd
Marijuana 2nd
Date of Arrest:  03/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Brilliant

Name:  Donald Kilgore
Age:  45
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Robbery 3rd
Theft of Property 3rd
Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  03/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $16,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Amanda Pickering
Age:  33
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 4
Bench Warrant
Date of Arrest:  03/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,000
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  David Reynolds
Age:  32
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacture 1st x 2
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  03/10/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,500
Date of Release:  03/11/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Shenna Shirley
Age:  27
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:Marijuana 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  03/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $13,000
Date of Release:  03/07/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Nathan Williams
Age:  21
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Robbery 3rd
Theft of Property 3rd
Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  03/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $16,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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10/24/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – TR-Alias
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Menacing
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Unauthorized Use

Felonies

Name:  Haley Moore
Age:  28
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Distribution of A Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/19/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  10/20/2012

Name:  Jessie Clay
Age:  49
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd
Parole Violation
Date of Arrest:  10/19/2012
Amount of Bond:  $20,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Derrall Rice
Age:  28
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  DUI
Possession Controlled Substance
Violation Release Order
Date of Arrest:  10/19/2012
Amount of Bond:  $6,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Vera Borden
Age:  38
Address-City:  Lynn, AL
Charges:  Paraphernalia
Attempt to Manufacture
Date of Arrest:  10/21/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,000.00
Date of Release:  10/22/2012

Name:  Mark Lee McDonald
Age:  29
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Marijuana 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  10/18/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Joey Strickland
Age:  42
Address-City:  Brilliant
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  10/19/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,500.00
Date of Release:  10/22/2012

Name:  Bobby Standridge
Age:  53
Address-City:  Sulligent, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Date of Arrest:  10/22/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  10/23/2012

Name:  Josh Ables
Age:  29
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:  Stalking
Reckless Endangerment x 4
Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
Violation Protection Order
Date of Arrest:  10/24/2012
Amount of Bond:  $26,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

10/18/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – CC – Alias
5 – Probation Violation
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Receiving Stolen Property 3rd

FELONIES

Name:  Jerald Goodwin
Age:  27
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment / Assault 1st + Burglary 2nd
Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
Date of Arrest:  10/16/2012
Amount of Bond:  $27,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Crystal Coggins
Age:  22
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 3rd
Date of Arrest:  10/16/2012
Amount of Bond:  $6,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  David Pahkanen
Age:  22
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Criminal Mischief 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 3rd
Domestic Violence
Date of Arrest:  10/16/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  James Lefan
Age:  53
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:  Conspiracy to Commit Arson 2nd
Parole Violation
Date of Arrest:  10/16/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Devin Robison
Age:  22
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Manufacture 2nd
Date of Arrest:  10/11/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  10/12/2012

Name:  Jerry Walker
Age:  37
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Breaking/Entering Vehicle
Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 1st
Date of Arrest:  10/15/2012
Amount of Bond:  $25,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Tymody Wallace
Age:  30
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  10/17/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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10/04/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – TR-Alias
2 – DUI
1 – Violation Release Order
2 – Marijuana 2nd
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
3 – Probation Violation
2 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Assault 3rd
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
4 – Criminal Trespass 3rd
1 – Criminal Mischief 2nd
1 – Bench Warrant
2 – Harassment
2 – Theft of Lost Property 3rd
1 – Promote Prison Contraband 3rd

FELONIES

Name:  David Drewry
Age:  35
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Date of Arrest:  09/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  09/28/2012

Name:  Jason Palmer
Age:  30
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: Manufacture 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  09/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  John Franks
Age:  29
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Theft of Lost Property
Date of Arrest:  09/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $16,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Melanie Nix
Age:  43
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Date of Arrest:  09/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  10/02/2012

Name:  Danny Glenn
Age:  40
Address-City:  Russellville, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Date of Arrest:  09/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  09/28/2012

Name:  Marcus Springfield
Age:  26
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Domestic Violence 3rd – Harass
Interference W/Domestic Violence Emergency Call
Date of Arrest:  09/28/2012
Amount of Bond:  $9,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Kevin Majors
Age:  36
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Att. Manufacture
Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  10/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jordan Moore
Age:  25
Address-City:  Vernon, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment –
Att. Manufacture
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  10/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Robert Sparks
Age:  31
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 2nd x 2
Date of Arrest:  09/28/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Michael “Cain” Holbrook
Age:  24
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment –
Unlawful Distribution Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  09/29/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  10/01/2012

Name:  Tara Baker
Age:  29
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
DUI
Date of Arrest:  10/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $6,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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07/18/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DC-Alias
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Promoting Prison Contraband

FELONIES

Name:  Woodrow Burleson
Age:  77
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  07/14/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,000.00
Date of Release:  07/14/2012

Name:  Danie Carlock
Age:  28
Address-City:  Jasper, AL
Charges:  Receiving Stolen Property 3rd
Firearm Forbidden Person
Date of Arrest:  07/17/2012
Amount of Bond:  $6,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Ramsey Guyton
Age:  36
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd x 2
Date of Arrest:  07/11/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jeremy Whitworth
Age:  34
Address-City:  Florence, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 3rd
Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  07/13/2012
Amount of Bond:  $11,500.00
Date of Release:  07/14/2012

Name:  Stephanie Farley
Age:  33
Address-City:  Dora, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  07/13/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  07/16/2012

Name:  Michael Jackson
Age:  49
Address-City:  Possession Controlled Substance
Unlawful Distribution
Date of Arrest:  07/13/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  07/16/2012

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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07/05/2012 – Maion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DUI
1 – Marijuana 2nd
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
2 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES

Name:  Jerry Hamlett
Age:  55
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  06/28/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,500.00
Date of Release:  06/29/2012

Name:  James Butler
Age:  53
Address-City:  Mishawaka, IN
Charges:  Marijuana 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Date of Arrest:  06/28/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  07/04/2012

Name:  Michelle Wadell
Age:  35
Address-City:  Lawrenceville, GA
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Date of Arrest:  06/28/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  06/29/2012

Name:  William Dodd
Age:  50
Address-City:  Natural Bridge, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 4
Prescription Meds W/O Prescription
Public Intoxication
Date of Arrest:  07/01/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13,000.00
Date of Release:  07/02/2012

Name:  Robert Gills
Age:  53
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 3
Date of Arrest:  07/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  07/02/2012

Name:  Malinda Miles
Age:  37
Address-City:  Jasper, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  07/05/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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06/27/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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2 – TR-Alias
2 – Driving Under Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
4 – Probation Violation
1 – Drug CT Violation
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment
1 – Fugitive from Justice
1 – Defamation

FELONIES

Name:  Savannah Hood
Age:  22
Address-City:  Mooreville, MS
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  06/21/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  06/21/2012

Name:  Donald Goodwin
Age:  51
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Date of Arrest:  06/26/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  06/27/2012

Name:  Mark Cochran
Age:  41
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  06/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Bryan Murphy
Age:  22
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  06/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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06/20/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

1 – DC-Alias
1 – CC-Alias
3 – Driving Under Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Assault 3rd
1 – Resist Arrest
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
2 – Disorderly Conduct
1 – Criminal Trespass 3rd
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassing Communication
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing

FELONIES
Name:  Ashley Pipkins
Age:  35
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Firearm Forbidden Person
Date of Arrest:  06/19/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  06/19/2012

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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06/14/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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MARION COUNTY, AL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

1 – DC-ALIAS
3 – PROBATION VIOLATION
1 – DV 3RD – ASSAULT
1 – CRIM TRESPASS 3RD
6 – BENCH WARRANT
1 – CONTEMPT OF COURT
1 – VIO PSEUDO LAW
1 – RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
1 – CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2ND
1 – DV 3RD – MENACING

FELONIES

Name:  James Kittrell
Age:  42
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacturing 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  06/08/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Chris Emore
Age:  32
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacturing 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  06/08/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Tonya Goodwin
Age:  25
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
Promoting Prison Contraband
Possession Marijuana 2nd
Date of Arrest:  06/09/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,500.00
Date of Release:  06/12/2012

Name:  Walter Archie
Age:  48
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacturing 1st x 2
Manufacturing 2nd
Marijuana 1st x 2
Possession Controlled Substance x 3
Prescription Meds W/O Prescription
Paraphernalia
Parole Violation
Date of Arrest:  06/11/2012
Amount of Bond:  $53,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Steven Estes
Age: 
55
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Conspiracy to Commit C/S (Controlled Substance) Crime
FTP – Bench Warrant
Date of Arrest:  06/06/2011
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Pedro Padron
Age: 
33
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Assault 2nd
Public Intoxication
Resisting Arrest
Date of Arrest:  06/08/2012
Amount of Bond:  $12,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jeremy McCarley
Age: 
34
Address-City:  Hodges, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  06/06/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  06/08/2012

Name:  Tracy Brasher
Age:  45
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Conspiracy to Commit C/S (Controlled Substance) Crime
Parole Violation
Date of Arrest:  06/06/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Richard Jacobs
Age: 
36
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Parole Violation
Non-Support
Theft by Deception 1st
Date of Arrest:  06/12/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release: In Jail

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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06/06/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Weekly News Report – Sheriff, Kevin Williams

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

1 – TR-Alias
1 – CC-Alias
2 – DUI
2 – DV 3rd – Assault
1 – Disorderly Conduct
3 – Bench Warrant
1 – Violation Protection Order
2 – Resist Arrest
1 – Receiving Stolen Property 3rd

FELONIES

Name:  Jeremy Sullins
Age:  37
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
Prescription Meds W/O Prescription
Date of Arrest:  06/01/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  06/04/2012

Name:  Vonda Dye
Age:  45
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd – Assault
Date of Arrest:  06/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  06/04/2012

Name:  John Elliott
Age:  35
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Assault 1st, Leaving Scene of Accident W/Injuries
DUI
Date of Arrest:  06/03/2012
Amount of Bond:  $21,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Robert Bice
Age:  39
Address-City:  Jasper, AL
Charges:  Escape 3rd
Date of Arrest:  06/03/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  06/05/2012

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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05/25/2012 – From The Office of Senator Roger Bedford – Special Edition Capitol Report – Reapportionment Update

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From the office of Roger Bedford -Special Capitol Report – Regarding Reapportionment

As you know every ten years the Alabama Legislature must reapportion itself based on the new census data. As your Senator I have served under 3 reapportionment legislative sessions dealing with the reapportionment of Alabama House and Senate districts. I’m sad to report to you that I have never seen such a racially prejudice divided and politically motivated reapportionment than the one rammed through by the GOP Super Majority in the Alabama Senate and Alabama House. When legislative reapportionment is done it is important to recognize community of interest as well as county lines and also the racial make-up of a Senate and House district.

This new Super Majority GOP coalition in the Senate and House broke all those rules, and in my opinion, broke the law. First, they adopted the Senate rules two years ago and appointed all the members to the reapportionment committee. The rules set fourth how committee hearings were to be conducted and when reapportionment bills were to be introduced. It in fact required a reapportionment bill to be filed ten days in advance of consideration by the Alabama Legislature. It also required hearings for the public. Some of you may recall that when one Republican Senator and one Republican House member came to Fayette, they had no maps, no district lines and no outlines of what the Senate district might be to show to the public so they simply listened to comments. All of those comments from citizens and local elected officials were in part about the fact that Fayette, Marion and Lamar Counties have become communities of interest both with economic development ties, sports ties, family ties and with churchs. In fact the C3 is formed around those three counties for economic development efforts.

The Republican Super Majority reapportionment committee was required to file a plan ten days in advance, they missed the deadline and filed it only five days in advance. When they missed their own dead line which they set and controlled, this mistake then caused the State to incur over a half of a million dollars in tax payers expenditure for a special legislative reapportionment session. You will recall that at the beginning of the year the Republican’s boasted about the fact that they would save money by having a special session within the time frame of a regular session which would have been perfectly legal. However, they failed to do what they promised and as such we had to have a special session of the Alabama Legislature.

Despite the fact that there was numerous testimony and documents filed by myself and others showing the community interest of Fayette, Marion and Lamar Counties as well as that of the Shoals in the Northern part of our district the Republican’s disregarded all of that. They rammed through a plan which totally set aside the boundaries that have existed since 1982 as it relates to Fayette, Marion and Lamar County. This new Republican Super Majority put Lamar County in with a Senator out of Tuscaloosa. The new GOP Super Majority put Fayette County in with a Senator out of Jasper. They then put the Eastern half of Marion County in with a Senator from Cullman. I was totally opposed to this effort to destroy the unity and community of interest as well as the county lines of these three counties. I was also opposed to taking Haleyville out of our senate district and changing the other boundaries. It made no sense to do this. In fact it will hurt our area because our smaller rural counties, I’m afraid, will be of little interest to Senators so far away.

On the final night of the Legislative session the Republican Super Majority broke the law of the Alabama Constitution of 1901 when it ignored a Senators right to have a bill read at length. The Constitution of Alabama requires all Legislation to be read for a third time, that is for final passage, at length. The only way you can get around this law is to have unanimous consent of the Senate and\or the House of Representatives. With six Democratic Senators objecting, the Republicans ignored the law and said no one was onjection and gaveled through the reapportionment plan at 4 a.m Thursday morning. It was blatant political gerrymandering and violation of the rules by a heavy GOP hand. It was a low point in the Alabama Senate.

When I left the Capitol at 5:30 a..m Thursday morning I went to the hotel, took a shower, packed my bags and headed back to work towards Fayette County. It was a bitter sweet occasion as we were announcing the ribbon cutting on a brand new industrial spec building at the Fayette industrial park. It has been my pleasure to work with Senator Shelby, Probate Judge Oswalt and Fayette County Commission along with the Mayor and City Council and former Representative William Thigpen and now Representative Dan Boman to see that the important dream of an industrial park containing a spec building ready for occupancy and new jobs was a reality. It was also heart warming to see and hear from so many local officials and citizens upset and outraged about the fact that Fayette, Marion and Lamar Counties were being torn apart by the Republicans. The building however, will be a beacon for new jobs for our area. For the past twenty years we have all been working together to get ready for Corridor X becoming I-22, now I’m sad to say that in the year in which it will open these counties will be torn apart and these three counties will be represented by four different State Senators.

House State Representative lines were also altered radically. The Republicans simply said it was their goal to further take over the State for Republicans and to attack Democratic Senators. Their goal should have been to keep community of interest in tact, break as few county lines as possible when drawing new districts and get a Legislature that is willing to create jobs and wants to move Alabama forward not further divide it by political party.

After leaving Fayette I drove to Vernon to hand out several grant checks with Representative Boman to some very worthy recipients. After that I traveled up to Sulligent, Hamilton, Hackleburg and then Russellville. Along the way people were calling, texting, Facebooking as well as sending me letters and cards in the mail expressing their outrage at what the Republican Party is doing to our senate district. I’m sad to report to you that they also did it to every Democratic district in the state. They over packed the traditional African American legislative districts by taking the percentage of African Americans demographics up from 50% to 75% or more in some cases thus over packing the districts. They also diminished the influence of minority voters by reducing five State Senate districts which had a white Senator serving by reducing the African American population from 30% to less than 5 %. When someone has approximately 30% of their district of a particular mind set ,race or have a view about an issue an elected official better be responsive and understanding to that view if they want to continue to serve and represent all the people. When you reduce that percentage down to 5% or less, the significance of that vote is also reduced and that is wrong, plus, I believe against the law.

So let me say this to the great voters who have been kind enough to let me work for them in this Senate District, I will continue to work hard for you. I know the good people of this District and the important projects that we are working on including highways, water, better schools, and the creation of new jobs. I will continue to work with you at the local, county , state and federal levels to see that these important goals are accomplished. It is my belief that the reapportionment plan will not stand the muster of the U.S. Justice Department nor the Federal Courts. However, should these lines be altered, I will continue to represent you even if the courts and\or this Republican Super Majority are successful in their efforts to rip apart these counties. You may rest assured that I will continue to work with you to help build our dream of a better Alabama whether you are physically in my senate district or not.

Hope all of you remember our brave Veterans over this Memorial holiday and have a fun but safe weekend.

As always if I can be of any assistance to you do not hesitate to give me a call.

Roger H. Bedford, Jr.

Alabama State House
11 S. Union Street, Suite 738
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Phone 334-242-7862 ,
Fax 334-242-9202
Russellville Office
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama 35653
Phone 256-332-6966
Fax 256-332-6967
Email:  senbedford@aol.com
Website:  www.RogerBedford.com

Amanda Hovater
Assistant
Roger H. Bedford, Jr.
Senate Minority Leader
Roger Bedford & Assoc., P.C.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama  35653
(256) 332-6966 – Direct Line Russellville Office
(256) 332-2880 – Law Firm
(256) 332-6967 – Facsimile
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05/23/2012 – Capitol Report For May 25th – Senator Roger Bedford

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Capitol Report for May 25th, 2012, Senator Roger Bedford

I’m very excited about the progress being made on the rebuilding of the Wrangler Plant building in Hackleburg. It is another sign of industry moving back into our area and agreeing to expand as well. It is a tribute to the fine work force that we have in our area. I was also pleased to see that an 8 million dollar investment will be coming to Winfield in Continental Conveying and Crushing. I think this is a commitment by this fine company to be here for the long haul.

The budget battles are very real in Montgomery. Unfortunately the new Republican Super Majority continues to want to balance the budget on the backs of the working families in Alabama, including our teachers and State employees by shifting the cost of Government to them directly by cutting their benefits. This past week we scored a victory in preserving the integrity of Medicaid in Alabama. The Republican Super Majority had proposed cutting Medicaid by $184 Million dollars, which would have endangered the whole program. They had planned on giving the money to the Department of Corrections to spent on prisons and prisoners. I thought this was a mistake.

As you may know Medicaid is an important economic engine for Alabama as well as a health care safety net. Medicaid pays for approximately %78 of all nursing home beds in Alabama and % 40 of children in Alabama get their primary health care from Medicaid and one in two live births in Alabama is paid for with Medicaid dollars.

As a long time supporter for Medicaid and mental health I decided it was time to stand up to the Republican Super Majority and reverse the priorities that they had. I said it was important to choose our Seniors and children over free health care for prisoners. As such I had offered an amendment to the General Fund Budget to shift $184 million dollars out of the prisons and into Medicaid. I am pleased to report to you that I was successful in passing that amendment and putting it on the General Fund Budget that passed the State Senate. This will allow Medicaid to be protected. The funding for prisons will be subject to a constitutional amendment being voted on in November at the general election to divert that money out of the Oil and Gas Trust Fund to pay for prisons. I feel confident that the voters in Alabama will make the right decision.

We can not endanger our seniors and children because of misplaced priorities. It his my hope that the House of Representatives and the Governor will go along with the Senate plan which passed unanimously to fund Medicaid.

I appreciate all of you who have contacted me in support of our seniors and children as they must remain a top priority.

Recently I had a lot of fun attending events and talking with people throughout the Senate District. This past Saturday morning I was checking on the building progress in Hackleburg before attending the Hamilton Customer Appreciation Day. I was glad to see so many people out there and hear Judge Mark Hammitt and his band playing. From there I traveled to Guin and Winfield before heading down to the yard sale on 129 from Glen Allen through Hubbertville. Unfortunately the Hubbertville Lions Club had sold their last polish dog right before I arrived, as I had been looking forward to dining with them. From Hubbertville I traveled to Fayette, meeting with people there, then on down to South Lamar Rescue Squad Fish Fry. They always do such a great job with fried catfish. I got a plate to go and then eased up the road through Millport to Vernon. In Vernon they were celebrating the Lamar County Relay for Life. The Franklin Relay for Life had started the night before in Russellville. Unfortunately I was not able to stay for the Survivors Lap. After Vernon I traveled to the fine volunteer fire department of Byrd. There I got a fried chicken plate and bought a wonderful pound cake. I always enjoy a slice of pound cake with some butter in the morning for breakfast . It gets the day started right with a big glass of milk.

I remain grateful to the good Lord for keeping me cancer free since January of 1990. There are so many of our friends, neighbors and family members who are fighting cancer that I hope you’ll keep them in your thoughts and prayers. It seems like every week I hear of some new friend or neighbor that has taken up the battle against this dreaded disease. The good news is that God’s still in the healing business. He is also helping us find breakthroughs in the way we fight and cure cancer.

We also received some good news last week. The EMA in Marion County has finally received it’s shelter money. Grants were approved for a total of twenty-five shelters to be funded. As you know the way these grants work %75 is reimbursable from EMA and %25 is the responsibility of the homeowner. Congratulations goes out to Marion County EMA Director Jimmy Mills and we hope the other grants will be following soon. Many of the other counties have already been receiving these grants monies and they are certainly a welcome addition.

It was a pleasure for Representative Johnny Mack Morrow and myself to present a $20,000 RC&D grant to the Town of Hodges for their Eco Tourism Equestrian Trail. We now have 26 miles of horse trails GPSed as well as constructed. The next phase of the project will be to install over night parking as well as day parking. This will help create jobs and improve the quality of life in Franklin County and throughout Northwest Alabama. When it comes to creating new jobs you must be working every day as I do. We must keep our focus on maintaining the jobs that we have and creating new jobs that our people can have good employment here at home and not have to travel outside of our area to find a job.

I’d also like to announce the following two Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grants that will directly benefit our Senate District. A grant in the amount of $15,775.00 was awarded to provide overtime funds to the law enforcement agencies in Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Tuscaloosa, Perry, Pickens, and Sumter Counties. A grant in the amount of $25,250.00 has been awarded to continue implementation of the section 406 safety belt enforcement program for the following nine North Alabama Counties, Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Marion, Morgan and Winston Counties.

The following community service grants have been awarded in our Senate District. $300 to West Elementary Special Education Department, $255 to Russellville Dixie Youth Baseball League, $500 to Russellville Tennis Team for State Play-offs, $1000 to Fayette County High School Golf Team, $1,000 to the Chucky Mullins Memorial Scholarship Fund, $800 to Phil Campbell’s 12 and under softball team, $1000 to Phil Campbell’s Junior Varsity Cheerleaders $500 to Red Bay High School’s Tennis program, $2000 to Belgreen High School’s PTO, $1000 to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, $500 to the Tri County Agency for Intellectual Disabilities, Inc, $1250 to Red Bay High School Basketball team, $500 to Red Bay High School T.R.A.C.K.S Program, $800 to Red Bay Elementary School’s Academic Awards Ceremony, and $750 to the Russellville Police Department for Law Enforcement Memorial Week activities.

As always if I can be of any assistance to you do not hesitate to give me a call.

Roger H. Bedford, Jr.

Alabama State House
11 S. Union Street, Suite 738
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone 334-242-7862
Fax 334-242-9202

Russellville Office
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama 35653

Phone 256-332-6966
Fax 256-332-6967
Email: senbedford@aol.com
Website: www.RogerBedford.com

Submitted by:
Amanda Hovater
Assistant
Roger H. Bedford, Jr.
Senate Minority Leader
Roger Bedford & Assoc., P.C.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama  35653
(256) 332-6966 – Direct Line Russellville Office
(256) 332-2880 – Law Firm
(256) 332-6967 – Facsimile
(334) 242-7862 – Montgomery Office
AHovater.RBA@gmail.com

 

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05/16/2012 Marion County High School Graduation Schedule

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Marion County

  • Brilliant High School  –  Friday, May 25. 2012 – 7:00 pm
  • Hackleburg High School  –  Friday, May 25. 2012 –  6:00 pm
  • Hamilton High School  –  Friday, May 25. 2012 –  8:00 pm
  • Marion County High School  –  Friday, May 25. 2012 –  7:30 pm
  • Phillips High School  –  Friday, May 25. 2012 – 5:30 pm
  • Winfield City School – Friday, May 25. 2012 – 6:30 pm

Liberty Christian Academy held it’s Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

05/09/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department Report
May 9, 2012
“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

2 – TR-Alias
1 – CC-Alias
1 – DUI
2 – Public Intoxication
4 – Probation Violation
1 – Menacing
2 – DV 3rd-Assault
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
1 – Receiving Stolen Property 3rd
2 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES
Name:  Jonathan Baker
Age:  27
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd – Assault
Date of Arrest:  05/05/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  05/07/2012

Name:  Wesley Hedden
Age:  27
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Receiving Stolen Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  05/05/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  05/07/2012

Name:  Curtis Owen
Age:  36
Address-City:  Pisgah, AL
Charges:  Theft by Deception 1st x 17
Date of Arrest:  05/03/2012
Amount of Arrest:  $17,376.75 CASH
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Cynthia Wilson
Age:  40
Address-City:  Beaverton, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd – Assault
Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  05/04/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Cordelia Dalton
Age:  61
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  05/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Robert Sparks
Age:  31
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  05/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $28,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Robert Gibson
Age:  50
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  05/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $20,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Patrick Dollarhyde
Age:  50
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Firearm – Forbidden Person
Date of Arrest:  05/02/2012
Amount of Bond:  $33,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Don Lott
Age:  19
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 2nd
Date of Arrest:  04/30/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  04/30/2012

Name:  David Davis
Age:  19
Address-City:  Jasper, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 2nd
Date of Arrest:  04/30/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release: 04/30/2012

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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