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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Atmore man jailed for murder

Crenshaw previously convicted of manslaughter; bond set at $500,000


June 11, 2020

Joe Thomas

Crenshaw arrives at the Escambia County Courthouse Friday

An Atmore man with a prior violent conviction has been arrested and charged with murder for the April 25 shooting death of Desmond Deshun Dirden, 33, also of Atmore.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced the arrest of Antonio Albert Crenshaw, 38, 209 Nettles St., last Thursday.

During a bond hearing last Friday, Assistant District Attorney Todd Stearns told District Judge Eric Coale that Crenshaw had three prior felony convictions. He told the judge Crenshaw had been arrested for murder in a 2011 case involving a firearm and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2013. He also said Crenshaw...

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