September Employee Spotlight – Amanda Sumrall

Each month the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office highlights one of our standout staff members. MCDA’s September Employee Spotlight is Murder Team Trial Coordinator Amanda Sumrall. Amanda has been with our office for over fourteen years and has worked in various positions including the charging office and Circuit Court. In 2012, she was moved to…

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September Officer of the Month- Detective Mellisa Hollis

Congratulations to Detective Mellisa Hollis for being chosen as MCDA’s September Officer of the Month! Detective Hollis has been in law enforcement for 6 years and is currently an investigator for MPD’s Domestic Violence Unit. When she is not on the hob she enjoys going to the beach and making memories with her family. Thank…

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Employee Spotlight August 2020: Ashleigh Long

Each month the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office recognizes one of our exceptional employees. This month we would like to introduce you to Ashleigh Long! Ashleigh began her career with our office 15 years ago and is the current supervisor over the District Attorney’s office Financial Teams. Her job includes collecting money coming into the court,…

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Get to Know Our ADAs: Blake Vrieze

Assistant District Attorney Blake Vrieze began his career as a prosecutor with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office in 2018. The Mobile native was the first member of his family to go to college and he began his collegiate career at the University of South Alabama. After graduating with a bachelor’s in English Literature and…

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Frederick Tate Sentenced to 22 years for 1997 Rape

Today, Frederick Tate was sentenced to 22 years for Rape 1st and Sodomy 1st. A jury found the defendant guilty in February of this year, more than 22 years after he committed the crime. This was the first Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) conviction in Mobile County. This outcome would not have been possible without…

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Kyle Ankerson: Employee Spotlight July 2020

Each month, the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office highlights one of our standout employees. This month we recognize one of our Grand Jury Coordinators, Kyle Ankerson. Kyle has been with our office for two years and is responsible for helping organize the Grand Jury sessions where citizens of Mobile County are presented with the facts and…

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Stephen King sentenced to LIFE without parole.

In 2015, Steven King entered a residence in Theodore, AL and demanded money. King then proceeded to kidnap the victim and her three young children at gunpoint. Shortly after the kidnapping, all three children were released in Prichard. Officers tracked the victim’s cell phone and located the victim and the defendant in an abandoned house.…

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