Public Tips Lead To Suspect’s Arrest For Attacking, Robbing Elderly Man

January 27, 2015

Thanks to tips from the public, John Lee Avery Hill, 29, is behind bars for attacking and robbing an elderly man.

Hill is charged with battery, burglary and robbery for the incident November 24 in the lobby of a hotel on Plantation Road when he allegedly asked an 81-year old man for money. After the man gave him $5, deputies say Hill followed him, jumped on him and tried to take his wallet.  Hill was unsuccessful in taking the wallet, but did take an additional $2 from the victim before fleeing on foot.

Hill is being held in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $255,000.

Pictured below: A surveillance video frame grab provided by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that was published in a previous story.

Tate High Wrestling Team Brings Home Gator Brawl Medals

January 27, 2015

The Tate High School Wrestling Team recently traveled to Weewahitcka High School for the Annual Gator Brawl.  The team placed third overall and brought home eight medals.

Medal winners were:

  • Tanner Wood, 3rd place, 120 pound weight class
  • Alex Porter, 1st place, 113 pound weight class
  • Heath Hernden, 3rd place, 170 pound weight class
  • Matthew Blalock, 4th place, 106 pound weight class
  • Scott Houston, 4th place, 126 pound weight class
  • Daniel Pigg, 4th place, 138 pound weight class
  • Gavin McAnally, 4th place, 220 pound weight class
  • Jacob Nelson, 3rd place, 160 pound weight class

Pictured: (bottom, L-R) Tanner Wood, Alex Porter, Matthew Blalock, Scott Houston, Jacob Nelson,  (back, L-R) Coach Reggie Allen, Caleb Campbell, Nathan Gainey, Jacob Neales, Gavin McAnally, Heath Hernden, Daniel Pigg, Dale Smith and Assistant Coach Jeremy Nott. Submitted photo for, ckick to enlage.