Mobile police arrested a man Sept. 4 after investigators developed him as a suspect in relation to an alleged homicide at Bayou Plaza Apartments in Mobile.

MPD arrested 62-year-old Theodore Johnson after questioning and charged him with first degree murder. He was transported to Mobile County Metro Jail.

Theodore Johnson

Theodore Johnson

According to police, officers responded to the 600 block of Bayou Street on Sept. 3 at approximately 9:30 a.m. where they found 69-year-old Shirley Garner, who appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds, inside her residence.

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department also responded and pronounced Gardner dead on the scene, MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains said.

Raids said homicide detectives will continue the investigation.

As of Sept. 10, Johnson remains in Metro Jail without bail, according to records from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men accused of selling methadone from convenience store

Mobile police shut down a local convenience store and arrested two men Sept. 4 for allegedly selling methadone from the location.

According to officials, the Mobile Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at Unique Beer and Wine Convenience Store at 1957 West Prichard Ave. where police said 60-year-old Mack McMillian and 56-year-old Rick McMillian were illegally selling the narcotic drug methadone.

Police said their investigation revealed the two men sold methadone, in addition to other narcotics, to area individuals for illegal, street-level distribution and use.

“The Mobile Police Department will continue to be diligent in shutting down businesses who continue to sell illegal drugs in the community,” Mobile Police Chief James Barber said in a statement. “We will continue to maintain zero tolerance until the issue is eradicated.”

Mack McMillian was charged with seven counts of distribution of a controlled substance and Rick McMillian was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, according to MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

According to records from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, both men have extensive arrest histories, including previous drug offenses, dating back to the 80s.

Anyone with information about the use or sale of illegal drugs is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 251-208-7000 or text Mobile Police Intel at CRIMES (274637) and include the keyword CRIME 411.

Woman sentenced in oil spill fraud case

A Mobile woman was sentenced Sept. 5 after she pled guilty in May to receiving money from a fraudulent claim following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

According to the Department of Justice, 32-year-old Lakeisha Smith received $13,300 after she claimed to have lost wages from her job at a seafood company that never existed.

Smith was sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years of supervised probation for one felony charge of access device fraud, United States Attorney of the Southern District of Alabama Kenyen R. Brown announced.

In addition, Smith was ordered to repay the $13,300 she obtained through her fraud.

Man sentenced for felon in possession of firearm

A Mobile man was sentenced Sept. 5 after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose sentenced Ronald Mitchell to 24 months confinement for possession of a loaded Glock, Model 30, .45-caliber handgun, the Department of Justice announced Sept. 8.

Mitchell’s prior felony conviction was for first degree possession of marijuana.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mobile Police Department investigated the case.