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Old 04-19-2020, 05:18 AM
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Suspect in 4 murders stretching from Auburn to Birmingham surrenders after manhunt

Updated Apr 18, 2020

A massive manhunt Saturday in Birmingham ended after a man suspected in at least four murders stretching from Auburn to Birmingham surrendered in his boxers and socks.

The suspect has been identified by Auburn Police as 32-year-old Derrick Hightower of Columbus, Ga. He was taken by ambulance with a gunshot wound to the arm, presumably suffered when he exchanged gunfire with police. Those on the scene when he surrendered said Hightower appeared tired after more than 24 hours on the run and ready to turn himself in. A second person of interest is also being questioned as she had been with the suspect at some point during the night.

Auburn police have charged Hightower with capital murder and first-degree theft of property in connection with the death of a Smiths Station woman that happened early Friday. They said they have also charged Kentrice Symonee Hill, a 21-year-old Birmingham woman, with first-degree theft of property in the case as well. Police said they will extradite the pair to Lee County.

The ordeal began Friday morning with the shooting death of a 54-year-old Smiths Station woman, continued along U.S. 280 to Dadeville where a couple in their 60s was shot to death and continued to escalate Saturday morning with a home invasion and another homicide
, followed by a shootout between the suspect and Birmingham police.

No police were injured in the gunfire and the suspect managed to escape. Blood at the scene indicated he was wounded.

Birmingham police, along with other law enforcement agencies and their federal partners, set up a massive police dragnet along Crestwood Boulevard. The search included tracking dogs, SWAT and Jefferson County’s Star 1 helicopter.


https://www.theplainsman.com/article...-investigation

Police make arrest in homicide investigation



Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the homicide of a Phenix City woman
on Friday, according to the Auburn Police Division.

Derrick Hightower, 32, from Columbus, Georgia, was arrested on suspicion of theft of property and murder, police said. Kentrice Symonee Hill, 21, from Birmingham, Alabama, was arrested on suspicion of theft of property.

Nancy A. Nash, 54, from Phenix City, Alabama, was found dead on Friday in the 9500 block of U.S. Highway 280, police said.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Nash died from severe gunshot wounds.



https://www.wbrc.com/2020/04/18/bham...lved-shooting/

BPD arrest a suspect after officer involved-shooting and overnight manhunt

Updated April 18 at 10:31 PM

IRONDALE, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a series of crimes around the state including attempted murder, capital murder and robbery.

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Derrick Hightower, from Columbus, Georgia.

The Hightower was arrested Saturday afternoon after an hours long manhunt, that began with an early morning, officer-involved shooting and the discovery of a body at a home.

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicates the suspect is responsible for a murder in Auburn, Alabama, two homicides in Dadeville, Alabama, as well as a series of robberies around the state.

The suspect was injured when he was taken into custody.

A person of interest has also been detained in relation to these crimes.

ORIGINAL: According to the Birmingham Police, officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle at the USA Economy Lodge at the 7900 block of Crestwood Boulevard around 11 p.m. Friday night. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen from Auburn, Alabama and was connected to a homicide.

Units were deployed to the scene and during the search a silver sedan was observed trying to leave the area. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a person got out of the vehicle and fired rounds at the officers.

Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. They lost sight of the suspect during the exchange.




https://www.wbrc.com/2020/04/18/dade...d-inside-home/

Dadeville police chief: husband, wife found shot dead inside home

Updated April 18 at 6:58 PM

DADEVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - The Dadeville Police Department is investigating an overnight double homicide, Police Chief Jonathan Floyd confirmed.

Floyd says officers received a call between 7 and 8 p.m. about two deceased people. When police arrived to the scene, Floyd says they found two people dead due to apparent gunshot wounds inside a home within the 200 block of North Barrett Street.

Floyd has identified the two as husband Willie Tidwell, 61 and wife Barbara Tidwell, 65.



http://gunmemorial.org/2020/04/17/willie-tidwell

Willie Tidwell, age 61



http://gunmemorial.org/2020/04/17/barbara-tidwell

Barbara Tidwell, age 65




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Old 04-20-2020, 03:53 AM
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UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Auburn homicide investigation connected to multiple homicides



Updated April 19 at 8:06 PM

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - Two suspects involved in the murder of a Phenix City woman were arrested stemming from felony warrants issued by the Auburn Police Division.

On Saturday, April 18, the Auburn Police Division obtained felony warrants for the offenses of First Degree Theft of Property and Capital Murder for the arrest of Derrick Hightower, 32, of Columbus, Georgia.

Hightower was taken into custody by the Birmingham Police Department for separate but related charges.

On Sunday, April 19, Auburn Police arrested Kentrice Symonee Hill, 21, of Birmingham, Alabama in obedience to felony warrants for the offenses of First Degree Theft of Property and Capital Murder.

Hill was transported to the Lee County Detention Facility where she will be processed. She has no bond.

Auburn Police were called to a truck fire on Friday morning, April 17, and confirmed 54-year-old Nancy Nash of Phenix City was found dead at Creative Habitats Landscaping in Auburn.

Nash’s vehicle, a black 2019 Nissan Frontier, was missing from the scene and was located in Irondale, Alabama.

Sergeant Mauldin with the Birmingham Police Department confirmed in a Facebook video that police were notified of a stolen vehicle out of Auburn at a motel on Crestwood Boulevard around 11 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Upon investigation, the Birmingham Police Department confirmed that vehicle was involved in the Auburn homicide.

The vehicle is being transported back to the Auburn Police Division for processing by the FBI.

According to Sgt. Mauldin, Birmingham Police spotted Hightower and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Hightower exited the vehicle and fired rounds at officers. Gunfire was exchanged and officers lost sight of the suspect.

Police continued to search the area. Evidence led investigators to Briar Grove Drive, where another person was found dead with gunshot wounds.

According to the Birmingham Police Department, “This suspect is responsible for the homicide in Auburn and possibly related to a couple of homicides in Dadeville, as well as robberies throughout the state.”
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Derrick Hightower charged with capital murder in Birmingham home invasion during 100-mile crime rampage

Updated Apr 20, 4:47 PM



A Georgia man accused in a deadly crime spree across Alabama over the weekend has now been formally charged with the murder of a Birmingham man.

Birmingham detectives on Monday obtained a capital murder warrant during a burglary against 32-year-old Derrick Lee Hightower. He is charged in the Saturday-morning shooting death of 36-year-old Antione Harris inside an east Birmingham home. A no-bond has been issued against Hightower.



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Nancy Ann (Gregg) Nash
November 23, 1965 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 54)


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