car crash

Fatality occurs Thursday on 49

HAMILTON — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:53 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, has claimed the life of a Hackleburg man. Frankie S. Swinney, 52, was fatally injured when the 2013 Ford Focus he was driving left the roadway, struck a utility pole guy-wire and a tree. Swinney was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton in Hamilton, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The crash, occurring on Marion County Highway 49 near Alabama Highway 253, is currently under investigation by state troopers.

Car stolen after home invasion

Four suspects tried to leave the scene of a home invasion and robbery in this vehicle but crashed it instead. They then returned to the invasion scene and stole the victim’s vehicle for a getaway.

HAMILTON — A Hamilton resident was the victim of a home invasion last week on Tuesday, June 13, at his home on Bexar Gin Road.
According to Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams, the invasion took place at approximately 9:35 p.m. and involved a white female, Lauren Nicole Brown of Blount County, and three unidentified black males, believed to be from Birmingham.
Williams stated the victim and Brown had been in contact for a few weeks before the crime took place after meeting each other through a dating app.