MPD Investigating Fatal Weekend Crash

MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at about 4 a.m., Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the 1600 block of Maxwell Boulevard in reference to a single-vehicle crash involving a 2016 Chrysler 200. The driver, Sedrick Judkins, 22, of Montgomery and the passenger, Christian Miller, 21, of Montgomery both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD’s investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling west on Maxwell Boulevard when it left the roadway and struck a building. The investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing, and no further information is available for release at this time.

MPD Conducting Homicide Investigation

Forensic investigator working at a crime scene

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the Thursday evening shooting death of Paul Joyner, 33, of Montgomery and the wounding of an adult female.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2800 block of Sixth Street at about 9:35 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 after receiving a report of a subject shot. There, they located Joyner inside a vehicle who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. An adult female was also located who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

MPD is investigating the circumstances that led to this fatal shooting. No arrests have been made at this time and no additional information is available for release in connection with this continuing investigation.

Police ask individuals with knowledge of this fatal shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 215STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000, or MPD at 625-2831.


MPD Charges Suspect in Sam’s Club Shooting and Theft


The Montgomery Police Department has charged the suspect in the Oct. 2 shooting and theft involving an MPD officer.

MPD charged Willie Thomas Luckie Jr., 53, of Montgomery with one count each of attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Luckie was taken into custody this morning by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

At about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, MPD responded to the 1000 block of Eastern Boulevard in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with the suspect in the parking lot of the business, and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to flee from the officer, and as the suspect fled, he discharged a firearm before entering a vehicle and fleeing the scene. The officer was not shot, but sustained minor injuries during the struggle. The suspect vehicle was located a short time later and a suspect was taken into custody. MPD’s investigation determined, however, that the suspect located in the vehicle had no knowledge of the theft, did not enter the business or fire a weapon, and was the passenger in the vehicle when it fled.

Further investigation determined that a second adult male suspect, identified as Luckie, struggled with the officer, discharged the firearm, was responsible for the theft, and drove the suspect vehicle when fleeing from the scene.

The officer involved was treated and released from a local hospital.

Captain R.L. Duckett # 1173

Public Information Officer

Montgomery Police Department

Sunday Morning Mourning

On Sunday the body of Brandon Burton was found engulfed in flames. The body of the man was found shoved in the trunk of a car that had been set a flame. The crime scene is set on Pike Road, a nice community near the Eastchase shopping district.

Prayers and wishes go out to the Burton family. No leads have been found, he was alone in the car. If you have any tips please contact the Montgomery Police Department!  This young man deserves to have his story explained.

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:


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


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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