MPD Conducting Homicide Investigation

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the Sunday evening shooting death of Barbara Harwood, 64, of Montgomery.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 6700 block of Greenbrook Drive on Sunday,
Mar. 8, at about 6:20 p.m. in reference to shots fired. At the scene, contact was made with the armed suspect, Charles Harwood, 65, that resulted in a fatal encounter. Following this encounter, MPD located Barbara Harwood inside the residence who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that Charles fatally shot his wife, Barbara before exiting the residence where he then made contact with MPD. The State Bureau of Investigation was requested to investigate the officer involved fatal shooting of Charles Harwood. No officers were injured and no additional information is available for release in connection to this continuing investigation.

Captain R.L. Duckett # 1173

Public Information Officer

Montgomery Police Department

CrimeStoppers Dunk-A-Cop/Deputy / News Reporter / & CrimeStopper Fundraiser

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers Annual Dunk-A-Cop Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Prattville City Festival held in Prattville, Alabama. This is one of our most popular fund raisers of the year and is always lots of fun. 

THIS YEAR OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $5,000.00! 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE:

Drop donations off at the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office located at 162 W. 4th Street, Prattville, Alabama. Donations of $100.00 or more before Friday, April 17, 2020, your name or your company name can be added on our Sponsor Banner.

Donations can also be mailed directly to CrimeStoppers:

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers

507 Cloverdale Road, Suite 101

Montgomery, Alabama 36106-1878

Checks Payable To – Central Alabama CrimeStoppers

CONTACT:        Tony A. Garrett                                                                                  Executive Director [334-215-7867]

                                                                                                                            TonyGarrett@215Stop.com 

Opens Thursday: ASU’s Theatre Arts Presents ‘Iconic Voices’ Dance Concert!

WHEN: Thursday – Saturday (March 12-14) @ 7 p.m. 

WHERE: ASU’s Leila Barlow Theatre in its Tullibody Fine Arts Building, 845 S. Jackson St; on campus.

NOTE: See the flyer below for more information on the event.

Alabama State University’s Department of Theatre Arts presents its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) dance program’s Spring concert titled “Iconic Voices” beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday and continuing through Saturday (March 12-14) at ASU’s Leila Barlow Theatre in its Tullibody Fine Arts Building, 845 S. Jackson St. on campus.

The event features choreography by faculty members James Atkinson, Lindsay Benton, Jerome Stigler, and special guest choreographers Jeremy McQueen and Martial Roumain.

The concert will explore some of the most iconic and prolific voices in arts & letters, including pioneers in dance, music, visual arts, theatre and literature. Choreographic work by Eleo Pomare will be presented posthumously as a tribute to one of the iconic voices in dance. The BFA students have engaged in dialogue, research and choreographic processes that embrace movement that is inspired and influenced by the arts & letters, which helped shape worldwide culture.

“Iconic Voices” is a celebration and will both entertain and inform audiences of the many cultural, educational, and artistic influences that can be embraced and celebrated through dance.

“We are aware that our students need tools, skills and excellent training in order to be successful when they graduate, and we are committed to imparting to them everything we can while they’re here,” said James Atkinson, the University’s BFA program director.

Admission is $6 for students (with proper ID), $12 general public and $10 for groups of 10 or more.

For more information or tickets: 334-229-6929 or email sprovitt@alasu.edu.

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.

MPD Conducting Death Investigation Following Fatal Monday Morning Shooting

MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a death investigation following the fatal shooting of an adult male that occurred on Monday, March 9, 2020.

At about 2:45 a.m., MPD Patrol and Fire Medics responded to the 900 block of West South Boulevard in reference to a subject shot. There, MPD located an adult male who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD’s investigation is continuing and there is no further information available for release at this time. Police ask individuals with knowledge of this shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831.

Captain R.L. Duckett # 1173

Public Information Officer

Montgomery Police Department

March 6, 2020 Statement from Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey Regarding the Granting of the $300,000 Appeal Bond for former Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith

Montgomery County, Alabama – Below is a statement from Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey regarding Judge P.B. McLaughlin’s decision to approve former Montgomery Police Department Officer Aaron Cody Smith’s request for an appeal bond, which could allow him to be released from prison while he appeals his conviction for the intentional killing of Greg Gunn:

“From day one, our office has handled this case like any other case despite the obstacles that were placed in front of us. After every Circuit Court Judge but one recused in Montgomery County we were ready to try this case in Montgomery before Judge Greg Griffin. When he was ordered by the Alabama Supreme Court to recuse from the case we were assigned a Judge from Dale County that moved the trial to Dale County. We tried the Defendant in November of last year and quickly got a conviction for the intentional killing of Greg Gunn.

We proved during the course of the trial that the Defendant without legal cause chased Greg Gunn. He tased him multiple times and then proceeded to beat him with a metal baton about his body including his head. It was proven in trial that the Defendant, without being provoked, shot Mr. Gunn first in the back and then multiple times in other parts of his body.

The Probation Officer that investigated the facts of this case recommended that the Defendant be sentenced to the maximum sentence of 20 years. My Office agreed with that recommendation and argued strenuously in court that the Judge sentence him to the maximum. Despite our arguments, the Court sentenced the Defendant to 14 years.

We were summoned to Court again this week to argue whether or not the Judge should allow the Defendant out on bail pending his appeal. Our argument was that the Defendant had already began his sentence in the Alabama Department of Corrections and to allow him bail at this point would be a slap in the face to the Gunn family and to the citizens of Montgomery County that have trusted the criminal justice system to do the right thing.

I do not recall any cases in my 25 year history with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office where a Defendant convicted of a violent offense was allowed an appeal bond. I along with the Gunn family disagree with the Court’s ruling even though we respect his authority and his decision. All we have asked throughout this process is that this Defendant be treated like every other defendant charged and ultimately convicted of a violent offense.

We will ask the Court of Criminal Appeals for an expedited ruling in this case so that justice will finally prevail.
I have spoken with the Gunn family and while they are disappointed and frustrated they are still optimistic that the appeals process will end in our favor and that the Defendant if released on bail will ultimately be brought back to the Alabama Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.”

Anna Goodwin-Langford, Administrative Assistant to DA Daryl D. Bailey
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
100 South Lawrence Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 832-7179

CAPTURED: Alnekeo Davis

CAPTURED
Alnekeo Davis
Race: ​​Black
Sex:​​Male
Age:​​22

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has officially notified CrimeStoppers of the arrest of fugitive Alnekeo Davis. He is no longer wanted by law enforcement. Davis was wanted for the felony Domestic Violence Assault.

Alnekeo Davis reportedly caused serious physical injury by means of a scalding liquid thrown on the victim, who was a family member. No details were released concerning the arrest.

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

CONTACT: Tony A. Garrett
February17, 2020Executive Director
Updated: March 5, 2020334-215-7867

Family Member Turns Assault Suspect Jacob Lee Over To Authorities

CAPTURED

Jacob Charles Lee
Sex: Male
Age:18
Race:White
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 125

Criminal Charges
Assault 2nd Degree

Opp Police Department

Jacob Charles Lee is wanted by the Opp Police Department regarding Assault warrants.
On March 04, 2020 around 7:54 p.m., Opp Police Department patrol units responded to the 700 block of Virginia Avenue regarding to a person being shot. Upon officer’s arrival, they located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the lower right leg area. The victim was transported by ambulance to Mizell Memorial Hospital.

The Opp Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating the shooter, a Jacob Charles Lee, age 18, of Opp, Alabama who left on foot. Jacob Lee is wanted for Assault 2nd degree.

If you have any information regarding the location or whereabouts of Jacob Charles Lee, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app. Make sure you receive a Tip ID and Password in order to dialog with Investigators in case there is a follow-up question.

You may also use CrimeStoppers 800 number at 1-833-AL1-STOP.

Your Tip may lead to a Cash Reward of up to $5,000.00!

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

CONTACT: Tony A. Garrett
March 5, 2020Executive Director
334-215-7867

The Faulkner University Chorus to perform at Madison Church of Christ

WHO: Faulkner University Chorus

WHAT: Spring Tour 2020 performance

WHERE: 556 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758

WHEN: Thursday March 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. CDT

Faulkner University

Faulkner University has been a part of Montgomery, Alabama, since 1942 when Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer established Montgomery Bible College on a few acres on Ann Street. Their mission was to create an institution that provided preacher training and education based in God’s Holy Word. Today, the university is home to five colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

Faulkner University is committed to providing a nurturing and challenging environment that encourages students to thrive not only academically, but also socially and spiritually. As a Christian liberal arts university associated with the churches of Christ, Faulkner’s offerings are continually expanding. Currently our five colleges offer 65 academic degrees ranging from business administration to biblical studies, from biology to e-commerce. Faulkner also offers six post-graduate degrees including a law degree (Juris Doctor). Additional education-enhancement opportunities exist through the Great Books Honors College and the Study Abroad program.

The mission of Faulkner University is to glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring, Christian environment where every individual matters every day.

Department of Music

The Department of Music at Faulkner University develops musicians who are thoroughly prepared to enter music careers or to enter graduate-level music studies while also developing a Christian philosophy of the arts. At Faulkner, small classes provide focused attention on your vocal or instrumental talent. One-on-one instruction from professional musicians hones your skills and knowledge while our ensembles provide many performance opportunities. The university offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and the Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Choral Ensembles

The Faulkner University Chorus is the larger of two choral ensembles at the university. Members are selected by audition and commit to a rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule which includes an annual national tour. The group performs sacred, a cappella music written by composers from many nations and representing historical periods from the Renaissance to the present day.

The Faulkner Singers is a select, sixteen-voice ensemble drawn from the larger Faulkner University Chorus. In addition to the repertoire of the University Chorus, the Faulkner Singers prepare and perform music which requires the finesse and vocal agility that only a disciplined chamber ensemble can achieve.

Conductor

Allen Clements is Director of Choral Activities at Faulkner University. Choral ensembles under his leadership have performed such works as the Handel Coronation Anthem No. 4, Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, the Faure Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, the Bach motet Jesu, meine Freude, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Holst’s Hodie, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.

Dr. Clements has been invited to serve as a guest conductor and clinician on several occasions. In 2004 he conducted the El Dorado (Arkansas) Chorale in a performance of Handel’s Messiah and, in 2005, he led the All-Region Senior High Mixed Choir at the Arkansas Choral Directors Association Southwest All-Region Choir Clinic/Concert. In 2009, an article by Clements was published in the Music Educators Journal. His reviews of choral compact disc recordings are regularly published in the Choral Journal. Clements holds a B.M.E. from Harding University, two M.M. degrees from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. from the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He and his wife Sara have a daughter (Ella Rose) and a son (Charner).

Contact:

Rebecca Burylo
Faulkner University
Public Relations/ Social Media manager
o: 334-386-7489
https://www.faulkner.edu

BURGLARY Business 6400 Block of AUM Drive Montgomery, Alabama

CrimeStoppers has been notified of an unknown suspect captured on video surveillance committing felony Burglary and felony Theft of Property crimes.

Incident Offense reports indicate that between January 17 through February 17, 2020 an unidentified male is responsible for stealing over $17,000.00 worth of landscaping equipment and assorted tools from locked storage containers. The reports indicate that the suspect or suspects forced their way into the storage units and stole the property.

CrimeStoppers has released a video showing an unknown male tampering with a security camera. The suspect did not realize that he was captured on film before he disabled the camera.

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app. Make sure you receive a Tip ID and Password in order to dialog with Investigators in case there is a follow-up question.

You may also use CrimeStoppers 800 number at 1-833-AL1-STOP.

Your Tip may lead to a Cash Reward of up to $5,000.00!

CONTACT: Tony A. Garrett
March 3, 2020Executive Director
334-215-7867

MPD Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash

MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning traffic collision that resulted in one fatality.

On Sunday, March 01, 2020 at about 1:43 AM, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the intersection of Vaughn Road and the Eastern Blvd on a two-vehicle traffic collision. At the scene, they located a 2016 Hyundai Sonata with one occupant who sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The second vehicle, a 2017 Ford T250, was occupied three times. The driver and one passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The third occupant, a passenger, David Mimms, 54 of Montgomery sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The initial investigation indicates the 2016 Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on Vaughn Road and the 2017 Ford T250 was traveling northbound on the Eastern Boulevard when they entered the intersection and collided. At this time, there is no additional information available for release in connection with this continuing investigation.

Lt. Jarrett Williams
Montgomery Police Department
Information and Intelligence Unit Commander (Star Center)

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