Crime

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: May 18, 2022

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Kevonte White, 21, is last known to be living in the area of Valley Hills Drive…

Fifth suspect arrested in shooting of 3-year-old in pool

A fifth person is facing attempted murder charges after a 3-year-old child swimming in an apartment complex pool wound up shot after a gunfight broke out Monday afternoon. Kevonte Marteze Griffin, 19, is charged with two counts of attempted murder…

2 arrested on sexual assault charges in Tuscaloosa

Two cousins have been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting the same female victim at a party in Tuscaloosa earlier this month. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Jack Kennedy says the 25-year-old woman was heavily under the influence of alcohol at…

Tuscaloosa man charged with rape, sodomy in 20-year-old case

A man from Tuscaloosa is facing multiple charges for alleged sex offenses dating back at least two decades. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest Thursday of Michael Eugene Hearing, 54, who was indicted April 26 on charges of…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: May 11, 2022

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Matthew Lee Hill, 44, is last known to be living in the area of Stanley Road…

UPDATE: Teen charged in Hay Court shooting

A teenager is facing attempted murder and other charges in the wake of the Monday night shooting in West Tuscaloosa's Hay Court apartments. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said the suspect was developed from witnesses, video and evidence at the…

Walker County firefighter accused of starting fire

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick A Walker County volunteer firefighter is facing felony charges after being accused of starting a fire so he could respond and put it out. As first reported in the Tuscaloosa Patch, Rodney Olin…

Lamar County man sentenced to 17 years for sex abuse

A man from Lamar County has 17 years in prison ahead of him after being sentenced on charges of sexually abusing a child. Byron Keith McCalpin, 51, was reported by the victim in March 2020, and a grand jury indicted…

1 arrested, 1 sought in May 5 Bent Tree shooting

A 21-year-old from Greene County is facing attempted murder charges and another suspect remains on the run in the wake of a shooting that happened last week at Bent Tree Apartments in Tuscaloosa. Amyas Montel Mobley is accused of being…

Husband, wife dead after apparent murder-suicide in Moundville

A husband and wife are dead after what investigators are calling an apparent murder-suicide in Moundville. Investigators responded to the 1400 block of county road 46 Friday just before 11 p.m. on reports of gunshots. Once there, they found 47-year-old…

Tuscaloosa man facing theft charges in wake of police chase

A 23-year-old man from Tuscaloosa is facing charges after being accused of stealing a vehicle and leading Tuscaloosa Police on a chase that ended in Greene County. According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, a victim called police and reported his…

Man facing robbery charges after morning vehicle thefts

A 39-year-old man is facing robbery charges and is accused of stealing two vehicles early this morning -- one at gunpoint. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said they got the first stolen vehicle call around 8 a.m. from the 3900…

Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer prepared for shootout

By KIM CHANDLER and MIKE BALSAMO Associated Press An Indiana sheriff says the Alabama murder suspect and jailer who evaded authorities for more than a week were heavily armed and preparing for a shootout when they were captured. Vanderburgh County…

Update: 5 shot at Hay Court Monday night

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after five people were shot at Hay Court apartments in West Tuscaloosa Monday night. One victim is critical and four have non life-threatening injuries, but all are expected to recover, said VCU Capt.…

Hale County man charged with stabbing brother

A Moundville man is behind bars after being accused of stabbing his own brother. The Moundville Times reported 52-year-old Michael Fondren is accused of using a knife to stab his 54-year-old brother last month during an altercation on County Road…

Moundville man facing animal cruelty charges

A man from Moundville is facing more than two dozen animal cruelty charges after investigators discovered a plethora of dead and malnourished animals at his home during a welfare check. Emmett Aubrey Waggoner was indicted by a Tuscaloosa County Grand…