Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Elba, AL: Elba man arrested on murder charge


Elba police arrested a man Saturday and charged him with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend.

Freddie Caldwell Jr. was charged in connection with the death of Evelyn Mincy Carpenter.

According to police reports, Carpenter, 49, of 666 Thomas St., Elba, was pronounced dead early Friday morning at Elba General Hospital’s emergency room. The Elba resident was transported from a residence on Thomas Street to the hospital by a private vehicle.

Police identified Caldwell as a possible suspect on Friday, but Elba Police Chief Freddie Hanchey said the investigation was ongoing by the police department and the district attorney’s office.

Caldwell, 44, was listed as having the same address as the deceased woman.

Caldwell is currently being held in the Coffee County Jail on an $800.000 bond.

In other arrests during the weekend, Jordain Lymar Jackson, 20, of Access Dr., Enterprise, was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree rape. No bond had been set at press time.

Stephanie Marie Robinson, 44, of McGee St., Enterprise, was arrested Friday and charged with felony second-degree theft.

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