Atmore men jailed for murder

Two arrested for shooting at the Family Life Center; both on probation at time

Atmore residents Michael Lashan Weaver and Michael Bernard Pettway were arrested Monday on murder charges for the May 18, 2019 shooting death of Chirshawn Jermaine Westry, 19, in a shooting at the Atmore Family Life Center that also left eight other people injured.

Weaver, 21, 7736 Jack Springs Road, and Pettway, 22, 209 10th Ave., are both being held in the Escambia County Detention Center on $500,000 bond each. The two men appeared before District Judge Eric Coale Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Both told the judge they were on probation for other offenses at the time of their arrest on...