Archive For March 20, 2017

Escapees Had Help

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Law Enforcement officials have been searching northwest Alabama and parts of MississippiĀ for the two men who escaped from the Marion County jail last Friday, March 17. See story on Cory Dean and Zeppelin Kennedy.

Meanwhile, eight people have been charged with aiding the fleeing menĀ – five of them in Lamar County, and three of them in Marion County.

Those arrested in Lamar County are:

-Victoria Parker, 22, Kennedy, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

-Danny Parker, 48, Kennedy, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

-Randy Parker, 49, Kennedy, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

-Leslie Fields, 45, Millport, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

– Billy Funderburk, 46, Millport, Hinder Apprehension of Escapee

Those arrested in Marion County are:

-Rachel Parrish – 42, Hamilton, Hindering Prosecution, Aiding and Abetting, and Obstruction of Government Operations

-Thomas Elinberg, 41, Hamilton, Hindering Prosecution

-Ashley Tucker, 27, Hamilton – Hindering Prosecution

Parris was arrested Friday; the other seven on Sunday.

Marion County Sheriff Williams stated aiding an escapee is against the law and you will be prosecuted if you chose to do so.


Civitan Aution Saturday Night

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The Civitan Auction will be Saturday night, March 25 at the First United Methodist Church. The BBQ dinner begins at 5:30 and the auction will begin at 6:30. BBQ dinner plates are $7.50 which includes BBQ, chips, beans, slaw, drink, and a dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by any Civitan member. All of the proceeds will go to the Arc and Civitan projects.