WVAS Local News

Oct 23, 2012

A 30-year-old Montgomery man is facing a reckless murder charge for a traffic fatality last Thursday on Interstate 85 North at the Perry Hill Road Exit.

According to Montgomery Police, 30-year-old Darren Williams was taken into custody following his release from Baptist Medical Center South.  Police said 21-year-old Latisha Henderson of Montgomery, a passenger, was killed when a car driven by Williams struck a concrete divider.  The fatal crash happened shortly before midnight on October 18th.

Police Dog

A Montgomery man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to shooting a police dog.  The Montgomery Advertiser is reporting that 20-year-old Frank Raven pleaded guilty to the attempted killing of Bodi, a police dog and several other charges.  Raven robbed a Title Cash on Atlanta Highway late last year and fled into a nearby neighborhood.  Bodi, a German shepherd, found him hiding in a shed.  Police say Raven shot at Bodi, the canine lost his left eye and was retired to live with his handler Corporal  R.E. Tucker.  The dog died July 28th at the age of 11 of an unrelated illness.

Justice Bus

Almost two dozen lawyers and law students will roll into Hayneville Wednesday on a school bus.  The move is part of Pro Bono Week activities during which attorneys celebrate volunteering their services and look for new ways to do so.  They'll be there from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. sharing free legal advice.  No appointment is required for the free legal clinic, which will take place in the annex behind the Lowndes County Courthouse at 133 LaFayette Street.


A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with a deadly weekend hit-and-run accident in Tuscaloosa.  Police released surveillance videos of the truck involved in the Sunday night accident that killed 57-year-old Fred Lee Townsel as he crossed Greensboro Avenue.  Christopher Phillip Marcum turned himself in Tuesday.  Marcum has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.  He could face further charges after a grand jury reviews the case.