Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:
- The new currency of Bitcoin has recently been used to fund some illegal activity in Alabama. According to authorities, a Trussville veterinarian, 46-year-old David Ray Wallace of Alabaster, purchased 18 grams (nearly 36,000 fatal doses) of fentanyl with Bitcoin on the dark web. New York law enforcement had intercepted a package of fentanyl (shipped in a teddy bear) at the JFK Airport, and they immediately let the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency that its intended destination was Shelby County. The ALEA, postal inspectors, and Shelby County task force investigators identified Wallace and his accomplice, Dana Marie Leslie of Pelham, as the intended recipients. They took the suspects into custody on Monday and charged them with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. They are being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail.
- A 20-year-old Decatur man faces a felony abuse charge in connection with abuses inflicted upon a six-month-old infant girl, according to police. The suspect, Alexis Isidor, was visiting his girlfriend, the babysitter of the victim and three other children. When the girlfriend left to go shopping on the morning of January 11th, Isidor stayed behind. According to detectives, hen the girlfriend returned, she saw “bruises on the infant’s face, a bite mark on the child’s leg and busted blood vessels in her eyes.” A later examination at Decatur Morgan Hospital’s Parkway Campus confirmed that the bruises and bite marks had been caused by an adult. Isidor was being held on a $30,000 bond in the Morgan County Jail. If convicted of child abuse, a class C felony, he could serve up to ten years in prison.
- Police took a Lowndes County man into custody on Monday following a double homicide in Dallas County this past weekend. The shooting occurred on a secluded road between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. this past Saturday. The victims, Antonio Lamar Green and Corey Terill Hardy of the Sardis area, had allegedly gotten into some argument with the suspect, Christopher Gordon, who then started firing multiple times. One victim was still inside the vehicle and the other was outside. Gordon then took something from the car, torched the vehicle and fled the scene. Several hunters saw Gordon running away and provided a description of the vehicle to police, who tracked it to Lowndes County and arrested the suspect. Gordon was taken to Lowndes County Jail on Monday afternoon.
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