Man being charged after shooting his son on Saturday

Deputies responded to a call about a shooting on Saturday. The deputies reported to the 500 block of Center Point road. The shooting was a result of a domestic dispute between the father and son, during which Richard A. Buffton (49) shot his 27 year old son.

Asked abut the incident, assistant Chief Dave Bryan said: “His son was shot through his hand and into his leg, the shot broke his leg.”

The son was airlifted to a hospital where he is now recovering from his injuries.

Buffton is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a $50,000 bond.

 

14 Montgomery Gang Members Arrested in Gun and Drug Roundup

Ever since the State of the City address given by Mayor Todd Strange earlier this year, the city has been involved in a comprehensive effort to reduce the amount of crime committed in the city; it appears they are finally making some headway.
Here is the full report by WSFA:

MONTGOMERY, AL –

Federal authorities made multiple arrests in a gun and drug roundup this week.

According to U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama George Beck, the Montgomery Police Department requested help from federal agencies to identify and arrest the individuals.

Evidence indicates the suspects are affiliated with numerous gangs in the area, including CBM, Crum Nation, Gangster Disciples, Hardy Boys, and the King Hill Murk Gang, according to a news release from Beck’s office.

The following suspects were arrested:

  • Larry Keyun Chappell, 31
  • Demarion Lamar Daniels, 34
  • Rapheal Lamar Gaston, 26
  • Rashard Jarnez Hardy, 31
  • Taurio Kortavious Harris, 21
  • Marrio Terrell Hawkins, 30
  • Kourvosier Jerrell Herbert, 27
  • Trudyo Renardo Hines Jr., 26
  • Darrius Marcel Mastin, 25
  • Roderick Alexander Purvis, 25
  • Stanley Antorny Tell, 30
  • Roosevelt Keith Terry, 33
  • Adrian Deshawn Thompson, 30
  • Quandel Lamar Williams, 30

The charges against them include allegations of drug distribution, possession of firearms in connection with drug distribution and possession of firearms while being a convicted felon.

Authorities indicate the allegations against Hardy, Harris, Hines, and Mastin arose from the Club Big Boyz shooting in October 2015.

The charges against the other suspects are related to various Montgomery police investigations on drug distribution and violent crimes.

If convicted, each man faces possible sentences of up to 20 years imprisonment.

Three Private Schools on Lockdown after Fatal shooting in Montgomery

Three local schools, (Evangel Christian Academy, Trinity Presbyterian School and Eastwood Christian School) were on lockdown this morning after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound on Cairnbrook drive.

The man was at 8 a.m, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lockdown lasted three hours, and has now been lifted at all three schools.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Suspended Judge Hired by Mayor Todd Strange

Lester Hayes had been a municipal court judge since 2000 until he was suspended in November by the Court of Judiciary for imprisoning people who couldn’t afford to pay certain fines, bad record keeping, and delegating debt collection to an outside company. The suspension was meant to last 11 months.

The official complaint reads: “Judge Hayes undermined the public’s confidence in the integrity, independence, and impartiality of the judiciary, particularly by exercising a municipal judge’s authority, i.e., incarceration, without adhering to the most basic of judicial duties and law,”

However Mayor Todd Strange is having the suspended Judge help him with legal advice and help the office of city investigations with some legal matters.

Mayor Strange defended the move, citing the “vast knowledge” Hayes has, and saying that he is not working as a Judge, or as an attorney.

The contract pays Hayes $6,500 a month.

 

Notes From the D.A: Marquis Blount Found Guilty of Robbery; Gets Life in Prison

From the District Attorney

28 year old Marquis Blount was found guilty of Robbery I by a jury Wednesday afternoon. On 3/22/16, Blount went into the Subway on Atlanta Highway and robbed the employees at gunpoint. During the robbery he shot at the clerk. Because of his criminal record he will be facing life in prison when he is sentenced by Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. next month. Thank you to MPD and especially Detective L. Smith for a solid investigation. Thank you to Deputy DAs Ben Gibbons and John Groos along with DA Investigator Callie Ogletree Clark for their hard work in taking this violent criminal off our streets.

Newborn Baby Kidnapped in 1998 Found Alive in Florida

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It isn’t everyday you hear a miracle story. Kemiyah Mobley was taken from a hospital in Florida soon after her birth, the incident occurred in 1998.

According to the Florida Times-Union, Gloria Williams, the abductor and suspect in the crime spent 14 hours looking all over the hospital for Sharara Mobley’s baby. She then spent 5 hours with the mother and child before before saying the baby was suffering from a fever, and needed to be checked out. Then she wrapped the baby in a white blanket and walked right past the grandmother, with the baby in her arms, on her way out of the hospital.

The entire incident was captured on video, but the footage was too blurry to provide assistance to law enforcement.

The Times-Union spoke with the mother, Sharara Mobley, on the 10th anniversary of Kamiyah Mobley’s disappearance. When asked how she was dealing with the kidnapping, she said: “to wake up every day knowing that your child is out there, and you have no way to reach her.”

Kemiyah was found in Walterboro, South Carolina, about 50 miles west of Charleston.

She has been returned to her birth family.

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