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The following people were arrested on charges of driving under the influence:

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A corrections officer with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office has been charged with promoting prison contraband, a misdemeanor. The charges were placed Friday, assistant chief deputy Steve Guthrie said. 

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The sheriff in neighboring Blount County, as well as the sheriff in Baldwin County, announced this week that they had no plans to enforce Gov. Kay Ivey’s order for small businesses and churches to not re-open before May 15.

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An Albertville man has had multiple criminal charges placed against him after he allegedly led sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase while riding a motorcycle.

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A Pea Ridge man is dead and 3 of his acquaintances have been charged with murder in his death after sheriff’s deputies acting on a tip recovered the man’s body from a shallow grave at Asbury.

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Policing during a pandemic is “uncharted territory” for the Guntersville Police, police chief Jim Peterson said. And just like the COVID threat is doing to everyone else, it has changed the way police officers do business.

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An inmate who’d walked off from Marshall County work release a few days before was returned to custody Wednesday following a large-scale manhunt by the sheriff’s office just outside the city of Boaz.

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On March 24, sheriff's deputies responded to 450 Asbury Church Road regarding a subject which had been shot in the face, Assistant Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie said.

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State prisoners who thought they might have a shot at getting out with upcoming parole hearings have suddenly found themselves in limbo.

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Jana Kuner, who grew up in Guntersville, is being credited as a hero for her role in stopping a human trafficking case involving a young woman in Huntsville.

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A motorcycle rider fleeing from law enforcement just may have set a record for the fastest time from one end of the county to the other.

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A sex offender with ties to both Marshall and Etowah Counties will be coming up for parole on April 2 for violating the sex offender registration law, Parole Board spokesman Terry Abbott said.  

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The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles announced this week that it has opened a new Day Reporting Center Lite in Guntersville to help local former inmates transition back into the community.

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The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles last week denied early release from prison for a Brindlee Mountain man convicted of trying to kill an Arab police officer in 2003.

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Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth was joined by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) and Rep. Connie Rowe (R- Jasper) last week as he proposed legislation that would shorten the appeals process and expedite the death penalty for those convicted of capital murder crimes…

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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.