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Local police agencies are keeping a lookout in case Department of Corrections escapee Daniel Miner tries to make it back to Marshall County, Guntersville police chief Jim Peterson said. 

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According to our news partners WAFF, Alabama state prison officials want you to be on the lookout for an escapee with links to Marshall County.

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State investigators were in Marshall County Monday morning investigating an officer-involved shooting that reportedly left another person dead. No officers were said to be injured in the incident. 

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The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles is ramping up the number of parole hearings it holds to 80 this week and they expect to have a heavy docket like that going forward.

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Marshall County murderer Annette Belisle came up for parole this week. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied her early release.

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The following people were processed at the county jail on these charges in the past week.

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An illegal immigrant wanted on a murder charge in Marshall County was returned from Mexico this week.

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A former Marshall County Circuit Clerk bookkeeper from Union Grove was sentenced in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to one count of “theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.”

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A Marshall County woman convicted of murder was having a parole hearing this week, according to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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Albert Edward Mendel, Jr. pled guilty this week to sodomy 1st degree, sodomy of a child less than 12 years of age, and to 2 counts of sex abuse of a child less than 12, according to Marshall County assistant district attorney Jennifer Bray.

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J.W. Slaton of Sand Mountain said he’s been scammed out of $200,000.

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Michael Lee Hammock, 35, of Huntsville, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the shooting death of Heather Golden of Arab. 

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A parole hearing will likely be held in 2020 for Cecil Eugene Looney, who shot and paralyzed Guntersville Police officer Tommy Bishop in 1993, WHNT 19 of Huntsville reported.

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A Marshall County sex offender was to have a parole hearing this week to see if he can be released, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles announced.

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Alec Cameron Holderfield, 21, of Albertville, and Kandie Smith Noah, 46, of Altoona, collided on Oneonta Cut-Off Road near Highway 205 and Mount Olive Road, according to a Guntersville Police report. Noah was driving an AMED ambulance at the time.

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Although the weather was severe in some parts of Alabama last weekend, the rainfall and wind were not too bad in Guntersville and the surrounding area. No one reported any wind damage in their area, but Kerry Jackson from WGSV said one of their listeners reported a tree down.

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Another misdemeanor criminal charge has been filed against Guntersville City Councilman Sanchez Watkins, he said by the same woman who earlier took a domestic violence charge against him.

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Guntersville City Councilman Sanchez Watkins was booked into the county jail Saturday night on a charge of domestic violence harassment taken against him by a woman he termed as a former girlfriend.

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A white male entered the Jet Pep convenience store on Highway 69 at Scant City about 5:30 Monday and robbed it, said assistant chief deputy Steve Guthrie.

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Marshall County’s Vondale Parker was scheduled to go before the Alabama Parole Board for possible parole consideration Tuesday.

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David Ramirez Gonzalez, 29, of Union Grove, has been charged with  sexual contact-compulsion, rape 1st and resisting arrest on Nov. 15. 

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Walter Richard Rives, 77, of Albertville, was found guilty of sexual abusing a child under the age of 12 on Thursday, October 31. A jury of 13 men reached the verdict after deliberating about 45 minutes. It came at the conclusion of a 3-day trial. 

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Stan Warren, who was serving a life sentence for killing a woman in Guntersville, has been killed in Ventress Prison, the Alabama Department of Corrections announced this week. 

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A Grant man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly attacked someone with a sickle.