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Police identify truck driver killed in crash

Decatur police have released the name of a truck driver killed in a collision when two tractor-trailers burst into flames.

On Wednesday, Police said Rickey Green, 37, of Columbus, Miss., died in the three-vehicle crash Monday on Alabama 20 that also injured two others.

Green was married but had no children, a relative said.

Green's funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Columbus, the relative said.

Decatur officer Scott Strickland said Green's name was withheld pending positive identification. The wreck remains under investigation, he said.

Inclement weather likely contributed to the accident, police said.

Moulton man charged with stealing checks

MOULTON — A Moulton man is in jail on bonds totaling $10,000 after investigators arrested him for using checks someone stole in a burglary.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department arrested Eric Arnold Tucker, 26, of 93 Lawrence County 546, on three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Someone stole the checks during the robbery of an East Lawrence home and began using them at stores in Lawrence and Morgan counties, authorities said.

Investigator Lt. Mark Richards cited Tucker and another person as suspects in the case.

The other person remains at large.

Teen's knives confiscated at tech school

MOULTON — An administrator at the Lawrence County Center of Technology confiscated two knives from a student there Monday.

Moulton police filled out an incident report, but have not filed charges against the juvenile.

Investigator Capt. Damon Morgan said the department is assisting the school system, which will take action against the student. Because the student is a juvenile, police did not release his name.

Police arrest suspect in jewelry theft

MOULTON — Investigators have arrested a Hatton woman they suspect of taking $10,000 in jewelry from her neighbor's home, but they have not recovered the jewelry.

Lawrence County investigator Lt. Mark Richard developed Virginia Flannagin as a suspect in the July theft and arrested her Friday.

He charged Flannagin, 39, of 935 Lawrence County 148, Town Creek, in the Hatton community, with first-degree theft of property, and jailers released her on a $20,000 bond.

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