tuscaloosa violent crimes unit

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…

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…

UPDATE: Victim in Ralph fire airlifted to hospital

UPDATE, April 1, 3:55 p.m.: A 77-year-old woman who was seriously injured in an explosive fire this afternoon in Tuscaloosa County told investigators they were attempting to light their oven's pilot light just before the blaze. The victim was airlifted…

1 dead, 1 injured in Tuscaloosa shooting Monday night

One man is dead and another is recovering after a shooting Monday evening in Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa Police said the shooting happened in the 3000 block of 27th Street in West Tuscaloosa. LaKeith Cameron, 26, died after being taken to DCH…

Man out on bond for sexual assault charged with rape

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is searching for more victims in the wake of a man's most recent sexual assault charge March 20. The incident was reported around 7 a.m. in the Cottondale area, but investigators are not revealing the…

Domestic dispute turns deadly

TUSCALOOSA - Jonathan Peebles, age 38, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter following a deadly shooting involving his 27-year-old girlfriend. Tuscaloosa Police was dispatched Thursday evening to the 3500 block of McKenzie Avenue, which is in the McKenzie Courts…

Double murder suspect arraigned in court 

TUSCALOOSA -  Tyrese Bell, age 19, appeared for his arraignment hearing Wednesday, March 16. Court documents show Bell was the driver of the vehicle involved in the drive by shooting that killed 25-year-old Marcus Winston and 2-year-old Ashton Jones. Bell…

Suspects charged in Tuscaloosa drive-by double murder

TUSCALOOSA - A second person is arrested and charged in a double murder from over the weekend that killed one man and a two-year-old little boy. We are not able to release the most recent suspect's identity due to the…

Inmate found dead Thursday at Tuscaloosa County Jail

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after a 38-year-old inmate was found dead at the Tuscaloosa County Jail Thursday evening. Detention deputies discovered the inmate unresponsive around 8 p.m., and the inmate was later declared dead. VCU was called…

Man, 75, charged with sexual abuse

A 75-year-old man is facing sexual abuse charges after an investigation by the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit's Sexual Assault Section. John Leslie Chase was arrested Feb. 11 and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on one count of first-degree sexual…

Authorities investigating after man dies in shooting Tuesday

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after a man died in a shooting this afternoon on Sixth Street in Tuscaloosa. According to VCU, the victim was found dead at the scene. Their preliminary investigation suggests the shooting is accidental.…