Man out on bond in case of missing Alabama woman found dead

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Fredrick Hampton was released Tuesday on bond that was set at $30,000, news outlets reported. He must also wear an electronic monitor.

Hampton, 50, was arrested in January at a home in Cleveland, Ohio. He is not charged in the death of Paighton Houston but is charged with abuse of the Trussville woman’s corpse.

Brittany Smith Loses Her Stand Your Ground Hearing

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In the January 20, 2020, issue of The New Yorker, I wrote about Brittany Smith, a woman from Stevenson, Alabama, who, in January, 2018, shot and killed a man who she said had raped her, threatened her life in her home, and then attacked her brother after he arrived to help.

Injured woman is saved from being kidnapped by a man in a van

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An Alabama woman was rescued from a man who allegedly kidnapped her at knife point and forced her into the back of a van after a witness called police and reported the incident.

Brookside police said the call 911 call from an unidentified citizen came in around 2.45pm on Sunday.

According to police, the witness said the suspect kidnapped the woman while brandishing a knife on Brookside Coalburg Road.

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer

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Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was taken into custody about nine hours after the shooting, which happened on Sunday night when police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and were met with gunfire, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said. “It was relatively uneventful,” Register said, describing the arrest at a news briefing.