Alexis Stevens

Reporter for Enterprise

Alexis Stevens covers breaking news for the Enterprise team. She started at the AJC in 2000 as a sports page designer. Alexis is graduate of Berry College, where she earned undergraduate degrees in Communication and Spanish.

Latest from Alexis Stevens

Tara Grinstead’s accused killers confessed in 2005, court documents claim
 Within weeks of a South Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her former students told friends at a party they had killed Tara Grinstead and burned her body, according to documents filed this week in Irwin County Superior Court.  Grinstead was reported missing in October 2005, and the following month, Ryan Alexander Duke and...

Posted: 2 days ago

Within weeks of a South Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her former students told friends at a party they had killed Tara Grinstead and burned her body, according to documents filed this week in Irwin County Superior Court.  Grinstead was reported missing in October 2005, and the following month, Ryan Alexander Duke and...
Domestic violence: Why the deaths don’t tell the whole story in Georgia
 If she felt like she was in danger, Claudine Rosalind-Angelique Hargrove didn’t let on. Not even to her sister. “We had that closeness where she knew that she could come to me and she wouldn’t have to hold back,” Karen Hargrove told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The two sisters planned to spend a recent weekend...

Posted: 3 days ago

If she felt like she was in danger, Claudine Rosalind-Angelique Hargrove didn’t let on. Not even to her sister. “We had that closeness where she knew that she could come to me and she wouldn’t have to hold back,” Karen Hargrove told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The two sisters planned to spend a recent weekend...
Cold Case Closed: Spalding Man pleads guilty in racial murder
 It took nearly 35 years, but justice has been served for 23-year-old Timothy Coggins, who was stabbed 30 times and dragged on a chain behind a pickup truck.  On Thursday, William “Bill” Moore pleaded guilty to his involvement in the murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, including 20 to serve. Moore’s plea ...

Posted: 3 days ago

It took nearly 35 years, but justice has been served for 23-year-old Timothy Coggins, who was stabbed 30 times and dragged on a chain behind a pickup truck.  On Thursday, William “Bill” Moore pleaded guilty to his involvement in the murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, including 20 to serve. Moore’s plea ...
Police explanation of pharmacy intern’s suicide raises skepticism 
 It appeared at first as though Alvin Ahmed had been taken against his will. The 25-year-old pharmacy intern was weeks away from starting a career he’d worked so hard for when he disappeared. But Gwinnett County investigators feel so certain Ahmed killed himself, they publicly released additional details about the suicide — information...

Posted: 10 days ago

It appeared at first as though Alvin Ahmed had been taken against his will. The 25-year-old pharmacy intern was weeks away from starting a career he’d worked so hard for when he disappeared. But Gwinnett County investigators feel so certain Ahmed killed himself, they publicly released additional details about the suicide — information...
Driver accused in crash that killed teacher admits he ‘smoked a few joints’
 The man accused of causing a crash that killed a Cobb County teacher and a 17-year-old admitted he smoked “just a few joints” before getting behind the wheel, according to police.  Braden Palladin Price, 20, was also traveling at least 78 mph in a 45-mph zone on a wet road when investigators believe he struck another...

Posted: 10 days ago

The man accused of causing a crash that killed a Cobb County teacher and a 17-year-old admitted he smoked “just a few joints” before getting behind the wheel, according to police.  Braden Palladin Price, 20, was also traveling at least 78 mph in a 45-mph zone on a wet road when investigators believe he struck another...
Attorney General Sessions says Georgia will get more than $100 million for victim services
 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking in Macon, announced Thursday that Georgia will receive more than $100 million this year for services to victims of crime. The money will be part of $3.4 billion approved nationwide to help victims recover and to hold criminals accountable for their crimes. It’s the largest amount ever set...

Posted: 10 days ago

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking in Macon, announced Thursday that Georgia will receive more than $100 million this year for services to victims of crime. The money will be part of $3.4 billion approved nationwide to help victims recover and to hold criminals accountable for their crimes. It’s the largest amount ever set...
Police: Pharmacy intern staged suicide to seem like murder
 He worked his final shift as a pharmacy intern and never returned home. Alvin Ahmed’s family was perplexed, fearing the 25-year-old had been abducted.  More than three weeks after the recent University of Georgia graduate was reported missing, the search ended Wednesday. A body found in a small Gwinnett County lake has been identified...

Posted: 11 days ago

He worked his final shift as a pharmacy intern and never returned home. Alvin Ahmed’s family was perplexed, fearing the 25-year-old had been abducted.  More than three weeks after the recent University of Georgia graduate was reported missing, the search ended Wednesday. A body found in a small Gwinnett County lake has been identified...
Clayton teen parents killed in suspected murder-suicide
 Less than a year ago, two young parents-to-be were picking out sleepers and bottles for their baby boy, creating wish lists at stores. But that baby, now 8-months-old, will grow up without his parents after a suspected murder-suicide, according to police. Investigators believe Darian Sheffield, 19, shot and killed 17-year-old Doumba Sannoh...

Posted: 12 days ago

Less than a year ago, two young parents-to-be were picking out sleepers and bottles for their baby boy, creating wish lists at stores. But that baby, now 8-months-old, will grow up without his parents after a suspected murder-suicide, according to police. Investigators believe Darian Sheffield, 19, shot and killed 17-year-old Doumba Sannoh...
Georgia woman pleads guilty to role in 3-state prostitution ring
 She answered the phones and made appointments for clients, and Susan Bashir also maintained three business websites, according to federal investigators. Bashir vetted potential clients and handled billing. Then, she’d drive her white Cadillac Escalade from her DeKalb County home to Atlanta apartments to pick up “profits&rdquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

She answered the phones and made appointments for clients, and Susan Bashir also maintained three business websites, according to federal investigators. Bashir vetted potential clients and handled billing. Then, she’d drive her white Cadillac Escalade from her DeKalb County home to Atlanta apartments to pick up “profits&rdquo...
Man pleads guilty to molesting, killing Georgia toddler
 He could have faced the death penalty. Instead, a Polk County man pleaded guilty Thursday in the murder of 21-month-old Ella Grayce Pointer.  Now, Dustin Drew Putnal will spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Though the case is finally closed, the plea frustrated the District Attorney, who said Putnal&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

He could have faced the death penalty. Instead, a Polk County man pleaded guilty Thursday in the murder of 21-month-old Ella Grayce Pointer.  Now, Dustin Drew Putnal will spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Though the case is finally closed, the plea frustrated the District Attorney, who said Putnal&rsquo...
Why did DA delay trial of parents charged in newborn’s murder?
 Two inmates in a neighboring county have provided Newton County investigators with possible new evidence in the death of a 14-day-old baby, according to the district attorney.  The murder trial for Christopher Michael McNabb and Cortney Marie Bell, both accused of killing their baby Caliyah, was scheduled to begin Aug. 13. But this week...

Posted: 17 days ago

Two inmates in a neighboring county have provided Newton County investigators with possible new evidence in the death of a 14-day-old baby, according to the district attorney.  The murder trial for Christopher Michael McNabb and Cortney Marie Bell, both accused of killing their baby Caliyah, was scheduled to begin Aug. 13. But this week...