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Benjamin Russell was put on a brief soft lockdown Friday morning after police executed a narcotics search at a residence on Joseph Street near Caldwell Electronics, according to the Alexander City Police Department.

Ronnie “Flip” Russell currently sits in the Tallapoosa County Jail awaiting transfer to the Alabama Department of Corrections for a life sentence after being found guilty of trafficking opium this summer, but it hasn’t stopped his fight.

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An Alexander City man was arrested following a bizarre tale of a stolen bicycle, stolen beer, a foot pursuit by law enforcement and TASER deployment.

The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force arrested two Alexander City residents following the execution of a search warrant on an Old Kellyton Road home Tuesday.

Two former Central Alabama Community College students have been indicted on aggravated cruelty to animals following the death of a duck, and an Alexander City woman has been indicted on an aggravated child abuse charge, according to court records Tuesday.


The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force has arrested a husband and wife in connection to the meth lab explosion at StillWaters last week.

Carla Johnette Lamborne of Alexander City has been arrested following a grand jury indictments on first-degree theft, identity theft and four counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.

New Dadeville Police Department officers Colton Ankers and Kalie Abbett have barely been out of the police academy but are already seeing action in the field. Both assisted with a Dadeville animal hoarding case earlier this week.

Authorities in Talladega County are looking for Matthew Hammonds, 28, who has connections to Alexander City.

Two people, including a Dadeville woman, have pleaded guilty for their involvement in an embezzlement scheme involving Auburn Bank in Notasulga, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Louis V. Franklin said.

John Kenneth Kelley, 36, of Alexander City was arrested Friday and charged in the March rape and kidnapping of a 13-year-old, according to the Alexander City Police Department.


The Alexander City Police Department is hoping someone recognizes a suspect captured on video in a recent burglary.


More than 200 people including first responders, contractors and gas line operators filled the auditorium at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center Wednesday to get to know each before an incident might occur on one of the pipelines in the area.


Admitted methamphetamine addict John Eddie Albritton, 43, of Sylacauga got more than he bargained for in a stolen 700-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat.


Amy Clampitt pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 36 months in prison Monday before Tallapoosa County District Court Judge Kim Taylor.

Antaqessha Bunch, 24, of Kellyton was arrested for aggravated child abuse Wednesday by the Alexander City Police Department.

John Franklin Sutherlin, 35, a Dadeville police officer, was arrested last week by the Alexander City Police Department on a domestic violence charge.

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Carlos Laundrell Brooks, 42, of Alexander City was arrested Tuesday evening for the Aug. 30, 2018 murder of a Sylacauga service station attendant while she worked according to  Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson.

Authorities arrested six people Wednesday on drug-related charges after arrest and search warrants were served in the Alexander City area, according to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department.