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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up May 19th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, May 19, 2017

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

 

- An investigation by the Anderson Fire Department into a Lauderdale County house fire revealed that the fire had been intentional. The owner of the two-story dwelling, 47-year-old Georgeanna Rickard, has been accused of sending her boyfriend, 51-year-old Kenneth Hudson, to burn down the house while she was away on vacation. The duo eventually stated that they had planned to collect $100,000 from the insurance company for the damage. Hudson is charged with first-degree insurance fraud and first-degree arson; he could face up to life in prison if convicted. Rickard also faces the first-degree insurance fraud charge along with second-degree arson; if convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison. 

 

- A Hoover man has received his third financial institution robbery charge since the end of January. The first robbery occurred at APCO Employees Credit Union at Chelsea Crossroads on January 30th, the second incident was at Covenant Bank in Leeds on March 21st and the final holdup occurred at the Northport BB&T bank on April 13th. 

 

- In April, grand jury indicted a Shelby County couple on felony charges for keeping their adoptive teen in "forced isolation" for 23 hours a day over the course of several years. When the teen was rescued from the house and later hospitalized, it was revealed that he only weighed 47 pounds. The couple are each being held on a $1 million bond. The husband's attorney has asked several times (including a request this past Monday) for the bond to be reduced to a "reasonable amount" but the judge has either denied the request, or in this most recent, not responded. 

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 17th

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, April 17, 2017

 


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

 

- An Easter week carnival turned violent Saturday night after an argument amongst a group of teenagers led to one male pulling out a gun and shooting six attendees of the Cathedral of the Cross event in Center Point, including a pregnant woman. Though two of the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital, none of the reported injuries were life-threatening. The Jefferson County Sheriff's office is currently searching for the suspect. The community is grateful that the situation was not worse, considering the 900-person crowd in attendance that evening. 

 

- A Florence couple, Daniel and Jenise Spurgeon, face nearly 700 charges of sexual and physical abuse related to the children they fostered between September 2008 and July 2015, the month the family moved to Florida. An adult daughter reported to police that Daniel Spurgeon threatened the lives of the children if they ever reported him to anyone, which allowed the abuse to go on for several years. The incident finally came to light in the summer of 2016 when the Cape Coral police picked up two of the daughters, aged 13 and 16, at a local KFC restaurant. The 13-year-old was allegedly forced into severe intoxication by Daniel Spurgeon and was soon rushed to the hospital after emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Jenise Spurgeon is currently being held without bail at the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Daniel Spurgeon is being held in a Florida jail, though Florence authorities are trying to extradite him to Alabama.

 

 

- After being evicted from his home by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office the morning of April 10th, local man Larry Macon Moore Jr. returned to the property later that day, attempted to remove items from the residence and then allegedly set the house on fire. Police later pulled Moore over. After officers learned of the fire from the owner of the property, the suspect was charged with second-degree arson. The man in the car with Moore was arrested on three counts of failure to appear in court on traffic violations.

 

 

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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up October 17th

J.D. Lloyd - Monday, October 17, 2016


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

 

  • - The employees and patrons of Upside Down Plaza in downtown Birmingham were thrown into an unexpected direction last Wednesday when an underage woman shot the bartender for refusing her service. The couple fled the scene and later crashed into a bridge near Sloss Furnace. They were arrested and taken into custody. The man shot underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
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  • - An 18-year-old, North Alabama teen is currently facing charges of first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree arson; he could receive up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Allegedly, the suspect set fire to the house belonging to his neighbor as well as burning 95 bales of hale in two separate incidents. Limestone County Police have set bail at $7500.
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  • - Cherokee County's warrant round-up on Tuesday yielded ten arrests with one suspect getting away during a vehicle and foot pursuit. Of those arrested, the charges included drug trafficking, rape, non-payment of child support and hindering prosecution.
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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up April 8th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, April 08, 2016


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

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