Man Shot At Cantonment Home By Suspect That Knocked At Door

June 20, 2018

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect after a man was shot at a home in Cantonment Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of Irene Lane, just north of Muscogee Road, about 10:20 p.m.

The victim told deputies that the unknown suspect knocked on his door. When the victim partially opened the door to see who was there, the suspect fired an unknown weapon at the door, according to Deb Henley, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.  The adult male was shot in the stomach and transported by Escambia County EMS to an area hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect, but told deputies that he fled on foot before heard the sound of a vehicle rapidly fleeing the area in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

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Atmore Man Charged With Three Counts Of Attempted Murder

June 20, 2018

An Atmor man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting into a vehicle occupied by three people, including a child, on North Main Street.

Labrandon Sharp, 34, was charged with three counts of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

On June 14, Atmore Police responded to report of a subject discharging a weapon into a vehicle They discovred shots had been fired into a vehicle occupied by two adults and a 7-year old at the intersection of North Main Street and Liberty Street. They were not injured. a

The victims told officers that Sharp fired into the vehicle after a brief verbal altercations between one of the victims and Sharp.

Atmore Police learned that Sharp fled the scene in a gold colored Chevrolet Malibu.  Minutes later, the suspect vehicle was spotted on South Canoe Road. Atmore Police and the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Kendra Monick Williams, 37.

Williams told officers that she had just swapped vehicles with Sharp prior to being stopped. Williams was taken into custody and charged with assisting the offender, Sharp, with the attempted murder of the three occupants.

Sharp turned himself in on Monday and remained in the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton early Wednesday morning.

Vandals Strike Century’s Parks; Mayor Pushes For Security Cameras

June 20, 2018

Vandals are causing damage to Century’s parks, and Mayor Henry Hawkins wants to send the message that there are consequences for actions.

Hawkins said every park in town has been vandalized recently. A few days ago, someone busted locks at Anthony Pleasant Park and broke bathroom fixtures and a water fountain.

Now Hawkins is pushing for town council approval for security cameras.

“We need to move quickly on cameras, because we are going to go broke with nickel and dime repairs,” Hawkins said. He said he wants the vandals arrested and an example made of them to send the message that “if you are caught, you will pay the price.”

About a month ago, Hawkins told the council that he wants to install security cameras at several town properties.

Hawkins presented the town council with a proposal from Security Center USA in Jacksonville for about $700 per month under a 36 month lease purchase with a $1 buyout.

The proposal included eight HD cameras at town hall and the Nadine McCaw Park, seven HD cameras at maintenance shop on Alger Road and Showalter Park, and three HD cameras at the water treatment plant. Installation, video recorders, streaming, accessories and monitoring were ncluded.

The council took no action on the proposal. Hawkins said this week he plans to obtain an additional proposal.

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