Local News For Monday, May 2nd, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, we kick off the work week with mainly cloudy skies and a touch of humidity. We will see intervals of sunshine at times today as highs are in the mid to upper 80s with a few isolated showers and storms possible in the afternoon and evening hours.

Now your Daily arrest report is brought to you by Trenter Bail Bonding, locked up, need to get out, call Jeff, or Jimmy at 334-864-5559. From Chambers County, Chambers County Sheriff's Office reports the following:


Ray Charles Wright, 56, of Cusseta, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Driving Under the Influence and Failure to Appear - Driving while Suspended

Tony Bernard Hargett, 48, of West Point, GA was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Giving a False Name to a law Enforcement Officer, Probation Violation, and Failure to Appear - Status/Plea Hearing

Jason Everett Madden, 43, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Markedrick Anatavious Floyd, 46, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree

Eric Maurice Hicks, 46, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Ryan Tremaine Armer, 38, of Brighton, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession o Marijuana 1st Degree, Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer, and Reckless Driving

Jonathan Dewayne Steele, 30, of Lagrange, GA was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Thomas Brent Folds, 34, of Lagrange, GA was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Fugitive From Justice

Tommie Evans, 37, 0f Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support

From Lanett


Derwin Terrance Griggs, 50, of Lanett, arrested for 2 counts FTA- Traffic.


Freddie L. Wilcoxson, 28, of Lanett, arrested for Harassment and FTA- Carrying Pistol without Permit.


Alexis Letrease Hill, 23, of Lanett, arrested for 2 counts FTA.


Rekentavian Demarquez Cook, 24, of Newnan, arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Divorsky Vandrell Williams Traylor, 29, of Opelika, arrested for Domestic Violence 3rd.


Dorian Jaquaylen Malik Darden, 20, of Lanett, arrested for 4 counts FTA- Traffic.


Jarontavious Marsean Griffin, 24, of Lanett, arrested for FTA- Traffic.


Ashton Luther Britt, 18, of LaGrange, arrested for Fugitive from Justice - GA.


Arthur Aquanda Young, 44, of Lanett, arrested for Domestic Violence 3rd.


Tommie Evans, 37, of Valley, arrested for 2 counts FTA- Traffic, FTA Attempting to Elude, and Carrying a Pistol without Permit.


Prussia Latinsley Mana’e James, 24, of Lanett, arrested for FTA- Traffic.


Lanett Police also report the following incidents:


Harrassment was reported in the 600 blk N 14th Ct.


Domestic Violence 3rd was reported in the 3800 blk 27th St SW.


Unlawful Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling was reported in the 1200 blk S 8th St.


Domestic Violence 3rd was reported in an unknown area of Lanett.


Theft of Property 3rd was reported in the 800 blk S. Gilmer Ave.


and from Valley


Christopher Kelley, 51 from Lanett

Failure to Pay


Valley Police also report the following incidents


2500 Block of 19th Ave.

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 3rd Degree Harassment


1500 Block of 55th Street

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 3rd Degree Harassment


3500 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 3rd Degree


3500 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 4th Degree


and now Obituary's brought to you by Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, providing dignified service since 1900.


Johnson Brown Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. Thomas Gabrielle Antley, 45 of Valley, AL passed away Saturday, April 29, 2022 at his residence.


Mr. Antley is survived by his daughter, Danielle Antley; sisters & brothers, Tina Prestridge, Tammy White, Richard Antley, Jr. Jason Antley, Sr., & Jody Antley; and a number of nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard David Antley, Sr., & Peggy Jo McManus Antley.


A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Gabrielle Antley Memorial Fund at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home.


Visit www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to light a Remembrance Candle or sign the online guest book.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing


Jeff Jones announces the passing of the following:


Edwin D. (Rusty) Abernathy, Jr. formerly of Opelika and Waverly, Alabama passed away April 28, 2022 after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born September 3, 1947 in Valley, Alabama (Langdale), Rusty as he was known by all was preceded in depth by his parents Edwin Davis Abernathy, Sr., and Yvonne W. Abernathy, as well as a grandson Brent Abernathy.


He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years Diane Helton Abveernathy, son Jason (Christy) Abernathy, daughter Leigh (Dave) Cannon, along with grandchildren Michael (Kelsey) Abernathy, Ansley (Dalton) Moon, Graham Cannon, Ryan Bond and Peyton Still, his great grandchildren Parker, Gacie, Luke, and Lilly, he is also survived by 2 brothers Mark (Donna) Abernathy, Charlie (Nancy) Abernathy as well as a host of brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. To know him was to love him!


The second love of Rusty's life was law enforcement having served at the Lee County Sheriff's office, City of LaFayette and the City of Opelika where he mentored many young officers and others. Rusty graduated from Valley High School (class of 1965) and attended Southern Union State Community College. Until his illness prevented it he was a faithful member of the Waverly Baptist Church in Waverly, Alabama.


A celebration of life and visitation will be held Monday May 2, 2022 at 1PM (CT) at the Waverly Community Center 2114 Patrick Street Waverly, Alabama 36879


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Waverly Baptist Church 2114 Patrick Street Waverly, Alabama 36879


Mrs. Margaret Beaird 92 of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Thursday April 28, 2022 at the Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.


Mrs. Beaird was born in Roanoke, Alabama May 17, 1929 to the late Paul Homer Beaird and the late Mary Emma Greene Beaird, she was a member of the Perry Hill United Methodist Church in Montgomery and retired from the State Department of Education after 41 years of service.


Funeral services were held on Sunday May 1, 2022 at 1:30PM at the Perry Hill United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the New Hope Christian Church Cemetery in Roanoke, Alabama at 4:30PM (CT) with the Rev. Mark Osgood and the Rev. Luke Finkelstein officiating.


She is survived by her Cousins Henry H. Adair of Montgomery, Al., Catherine Pearson of Wadley, Al., Nancy Adair Wollinger of Homassa, Fl., Charlotte Dewberry of Cumming, Ga., Ann Allen of Tucker, Ga., Patsy Lowe Haffner of Foley, Al., Ben Beaird of Roanoke, Al., Jane Beaird Williams of Louisiana, and a large extended family that loved her dearly caregivers Dee Dee, Sarah, Lucy, Sand, Shay, Melvin Robinson and Patsy Patton.


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