Articles from the September 2, 2021 edition

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  • Man jailed for sex abuse

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 2, 2021

    A 41-year old Brewton man wanted for sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 turned himself in at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 24 and an additional charge of sodomy I was added for the alleged abuse of a 9-year old child. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson went to social media to distribute a wanted poster for the arrest of Thomas Benjamin Davis. It was noted in the wanted poster that the sheriff's office would extradite nationwide when Davis was located. In addition to...

  • Atmore seeks info

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 2, 2021

    Atmore police are continuing their investigation into a 6:38 p.m. Tuesday shooting on South Main Street where the alleged shooter and the alleged victims fled the scene before police arrived. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said witnesses told officers that someone pulled to the gas pumps at the Chevron Station and went inside to pay for the gas. While pumping the gas, another vehicle came through the traffic light and stopped on Highway 21. The man pumping gas, dove back into his vehicle,...

  • Back to the capital

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 2, 2021

    Flomaton resident Ted Dean said he was watching TV last week about the March On For Voting Rights being held in Washington, D.C., Saturday and he told his wife Lillian "I'm going to Washington this weekend". Dean was among those who marched on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with blacks demanding equal voting rights. During the 1963 march, Dr. King delivered his famous 'I have a Dream' speech to the large crowd at the Lincoln Memorial. Saturday's march was exactly...

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  • Court will continue next week

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 2, 2021

    Escambia County (Ala.) Presiding Circuit Judge Jeff White said COVID protocols are being taken to hold the criminal court week Sept. 13 through 24 at the courthouse in Brewton and as of Tuesday the plans are to continue with the session. “We are monitoring it closely,” White said. White said 350 jury summons were sent out instead of the normal 350 to 400 in an effort to reduce numbers. He said all trials will take place in the large courtroom to maintain social distancing. He also said mas...

  • Mental health fails shooting suspect

    Special to the Ledger, Monroe Journal|Sep 2, 2021

    A shooting last Friday morning in Frisco City that caused the death of an innocent citizen, injured a sheriff's deputy and the shooter has drawn attention to the state's mental health system. Charles Dale, who is also referred to as Rat, shot and killed a convenience store customer during an attempted car-jacking in front of the store on the west side of Bowden Street. During an exchange of gunfire with Dale, Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Lindsey injured his shoulder while trying to take...