Wrong way driver killed in accident

Published 1:20 am Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Public Safety


Officers of the Valley Police Department and East Alabama Fire Department responded to reports of a traffic accident where a car was on fire near the intersection of 64th Blvd. and Boulevard on Sunday at 5 a.m.

Firefighters were initially unable to put out the fire with portable fire extinguishers, but once the fire was put out, they were able to identify the body of the driver as Blayke Thomas Henderson of Valley. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

It is believed that Henderson was traveling south on 64th Blvd before crossing into the north bound lane and leaving the roadway. His truck struck a building south of the intersection with Boulevard and burst into flames.

The accident is under investigation by the Valley Police Department and the Chambers County Coroner’s Office.

Man charged for sexual abuse of a minor

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested William F. Osborne, age 33, of Franklin, after a recent investigation. According to the sheriff’s department, Osborn allegedly sexually abused a minor child.

The department noted that the case is ongoing and additional charges are possible. Osborne is currently in the Troup County jail without bond.

Woman charged with assault

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Ina Crenshaw of Five Points, Al., with aggravated battery and aggravated assault after they received information that a person had been severely beaten at a home on Leisure Cove Drive in western Troup County.

According to the sheriff’s department, the beating was recorded and shared with people in the community. Investigators met with the victim and learned that they had sustained injuries to their face and hands. Crenshaw is being held in the Troup County jail without bond.

Additional arrests are possible.

Two arrested with alleged narcotics

On Monday, a LaGrange Police officer pulled over a vehicle with a temporary tag and an inoperable driver side brake light. The officer requested the information on the vehicle’s occupants, and discovered that one of the vehicle’s occupants –John Arrington – had an active warrant through the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for a probation violation.

The officer further discovered that the vehicle’s other occupant – who allegedly had given a false name but was later identified as Tracey Lowery – had a warrant for his arrest through the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for probation violation and failure to appear.

While searching Lowery, the officer located a white pill that was later identified as Carisoprodol, otherwise known as Soma, which is a muscle relaxer. A residue of what police believe to be methamphetamine was found on a scale inside the car along with two packs of self-sealing bags and a glass smoking device.

Arrington and Lowery were both charged with felonies for possession of narcotics.

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