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Monday, December 6, 2021

    GUILTY: Brown pleads to reduced charge in death of Baby Hoss, receives 40 years

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jeffery Hugh Brown, 43, of Vinemont pleaded guilty Friday to felony murder in the death of 1-year-old Hoss Benham, who died in March 2014. The charge was reduced from capital murder of a child under 14 years of age, taking the...

    (Updated) Cullman Co. man found guilty of attempted murder of sheriff’s deputy

    Updated 10-21-20 at 6:51 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Early Wednesday afternoon, Rodney Deland Looney, 48, of Cullman County was found guilty of the 2016 attempted murder of Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Lt. Rex Sorrow. Looney’s mental state was an issue in the trial and...

    The wheels of justice: active homicide cases in Cullman County, part 2

    Editor’s note: All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Tribune continues its review of pending homicide cases in Cullman County, and reports on their current status and actions taken this year.  Bradford Neal Meeks - reckless murder of Curt Wilson in...

    The wheels of justice: active homicide cases in Cullman County, part 1

    Editor’s note: All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. CULLMAN, Ala.  - It has been said that the wheels of justice turn slowly, and Cullman County is no exception, with active homicide cases dating back to 2013, based on incidents back to 2012. The...

    (Update) Brad Meeks sentenced to 12 years in death of Curt Wilson, injury of Ashley Wilson

    Updated 5-14-20 at 1:36 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Nicholas on Tuesday sentenced Bradford Neal Meeks to 12 years in prison for the May 7, 2017 head-on crash that killed 15-year-old Cullman High School student Curtis James “Curt” Wilson and...

    (Updated) Brad Meeks guilty of lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide in death of Curtis Wilson

    Updated 1/30/20 7:51 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County jury convicted Bradford Neal Meeks, 29, of Bremen of criminally negligent homicide in the May 7, 2017 death of Curtis “Curt” James Wilson, 15, of Cullman. Meeks faced a charge of reckless murder, a Class...

    Cullman County father pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2017 shooting death of son

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jones Chapel man Donald Wayne Trammell, 44, on Thursday pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Dec. 24, 2017 shooting death of his son, Logan Wayne Trammell, 22. The plea was entered in the court of Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas....

    Reckless murder indictment issued in 2020 Battleground shooting

    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Christian Alexander Shane Lewter, 22, of Vinemont, with reckless murder in the August 2020 shooting death of Tazz Michael Wynn in the Battleground Community. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office took Lewter into custody...

    Hanceville man charged with murder in DUI death

    Updated 1-22-21 1:33 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. -  A Hanceville man was arrested Jan. 15 after being indicted on six counts by a Cullman County grand jury for his role in the vehicle crash that caused the death of a 16-year-old girl from Arab. According to court...

    ‘Stand your ground’

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kenneth Don Malone, 60, of Guntersville, was cleared of murder and manslaughter charges Tuesday in the shooting death of Joshua Adam White, 35, also of Guntersville. The shooting happened on Monday, July 16, 2018 at a residence in the New Canaan...