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

A hero again: DeKalb K-9 Indi helps nab suspected cop killer
 A four-legged officer not only helped his human colleagues track down a suspected killer, but also took a bullet to the head, DeKalb County police said Friday.  The K-9 officer, Indi, is expected to lose an eye as a result of his work on last night’s DeKalb police confrontation that left an officer dead.  Despite his severe...

Posted: a day ago

A four-legged officer not only helped his human colleagues track down a suspected killer, but also took a bullet to the head, DeKalb County police said Friday.  The K-9 officer, Indi, is expected to lose an eye as a result of his work on last night’s DeKalb police confrontation that left an officer dead.  Despite his severe...
DeKalb officer is Georgia’s 5th killed in line of duty this year
 In 2018, five Georgia police officers gave the ultimate sacrifice. They all died in the line of duty while protecting others.  Georgia has lost a total 721 officers in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, since such records were kept. And December has been the deadliest month in the state over the years...

Posted: a day ago

In 2018, five Georgia police officers gave the ultimate sacrifice. They all died in the line of duty while protecting others.  Georgia has lost a total 721 officers in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, since such records were kept. And December has been the deadliest month in the state over the years...
Duke claims he didn’t kill Grinstead, but was involved in cover-up
 The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher was on drugs when he confessed to the GBI, his attorneys said this week. Ryan Alexander Duke says he didn’t kill Tara Grinstead, but was involved in covering up her death, attorney Ashleigh Merchant told Channel 2 Action News.  “His statement will be that he was involved...

Posted: 3 days ago

The man accused of killing a South Georgia teacher was on drugs when he confessed to the GBI, his attorneys said this week. Ryan Alexander Duke says he didn’t kill Tara Grinstead, but was involved in covering up her death, attorney Ashleigh Merchant told Channel 2 Action News.  “His statement will be that he was involved...
Threat of black ice delays school, government openings
 It’s the two words drivers don’t want to hear: Black ice. But be prepared, because Tuesday morning could be a slippery mess in metro Atlanta, even after the rain tapers off, according to forecasters. Many school systems and government offices prepared ahead of time to deal with hazardous conditions and will open later than normal...

Posted: 5 days ago

It’s the two words drivers don’t want to hear: Black ice. But be prepared, because Tuesday morning could be a slippery mess in metro Atlanta, even after the rain tapers off, according to forecasters. Many school systems and government offices prepared ahead of time to deal with hazardous conditions and will open later than normal...
Charges against father upgraded to murder in death of 2-year-old
 Charges were upgraded to murder Friday against a Coweta County father who called 911 to report his 2-year-old daughter was unresponsive.  “We woke up and she’s barely breathing,” Daniel Lee said during the Nov. 4 call. “She’s like really white. Please hurry!”  Little Aleigha Lee was taken to Piedmont...

Posted: 8 days ago

Charges were upgraded to murder Friday against a Coweta County father who called 911 to report his 2-year-old daughter was unresponsive.  “We woke up and she’s barely breathing,” Daniel Lee said during the Nov. 4 call. “She’s like really white. Please hurry!”  Little Aleigha Lee was taken to Piedmont...
While family prepares to bury teen, suspected gunman appears in court
 While a family prepared to bury a 14-year-old girl, the man accused of killing her and her unborn child appeared in court in a jail jumpsuit. Sonja Star Harrison was babysitting her sister’s children Nov. 19 in a south Fulton County apartment when she was struck by a stray bullet, according to investigators. Harrison, who went by Star...

Posted: 8 days ago

While a family prepared to bury a 14-year-old girl, the man accused of killing her and her unborn child appeared in court in a jail jumpsuit. Sonja Star Harrison was babysitting her sister’s children Nov. 19 in a south Fulton County apartment when she was struck by a stray bullet, according to investigators. Harrison, who went by Star...
Tara Grinstead’s alleged killer confessed to GBI, case documents show
 The man accused of killing Tara Grinstead confessed, offered his motive and an apology in the hours before he was arrested, according to investigation documents leaked online this week. The documents appear to be part of the massive case file into the death of the popular south Georgia high school teacher. Ryan Alexander Duke said he was...

Posted: 8 days ago

The man accused of killing Tara Grinstead confessed, offered his motive and an apology in the hours before he was arrested, according to investigation documents leaked online this week. The documents appear to be part of the massive case file into the death of the popular south Georgia high school teacher. Ryan Alexander Duke said he was...
Missouri teens: We might be victims of Georgia teen’s alleged $20M scam
 Two teenagers in Missouri said Friday they believe they are among the alleged victims of Charles Turner, the South Fulton 18-year-old who was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to scam Georgia out of more than $20 million in phony tax returns.  After news of Turner’s arrest was posted on ajc.com, 17-year-old Brant Wagster contacted...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two teenagers in Missouri said Friday they believe they are among the alleged victims of Charles Turner, the South Fulton 18-year-old who was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to scam Georgia out of more than $20 million in phony tax returns.  After news of Turner’s arrest was posted on ajc.com, 17-year-old Brant Wagster contacted...
Atlanta’s top cop on Super Bowl security: ‘Know your city has an A-game’
 Atlanta’s Police Chief Erika Shields had only been Atlanta’s top cop for two months in February 2017 when she got some news she wasn’t expecting. A team of her officers had just returned from Houston, which hosted Super Bowl LI with a message: “We’re behind.” If Atlanta was going to be ready to host a third...

Posted: 10 days ago

Atlanta’s Police Chief Erika Shields had only been Atlanta’s top cop for two months in February 2017 when she got some news she wasn’t expecting. A team of her officers had just returned from Houston, which hosted Super Bowl LI with a message: “We’re behind.” If Atlanta was going to be ready to host a third...
Cobb County father indicted in DUI crash that killed 11-year-old son
 A Cobb County grand jury indicted a man accusing of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 11-year-old son, according to the District Attorney’s Office.  Adrian Cornell Hyde, of Austell, was driving a 2009 Mazda CX-7 on Jan. 13 when he ran off Brownsville Road and struck a tree near Powder Springs, his arrest warrant...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Cobb County grand jury indicted a man accusing of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 11-year-old son, according to the District Attorney’s Office.  Adrian Cornell Hyde, of Austell, was driving a 2009 Mazda CX-7 on Jan. 13 when he ran off Brownsville Road and struck a tree near Powder Springs, his arrest warrant...
SEC Championship game a warm-up drill for police before Super Bowl kickoff
 It isn’t the Super Bowl. But with exactly two months to go until the NFL’s biggest game kicks off in Atlanta, Saturday’s Southeastern Conference Championship football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will offer police a pre-game drill: a chance to test security measures long before the real deal. The 4 p.m., sold-out matchup...

Posted: 15 days ago

It isn’t the Super Bowl. But with exactly two months to go until the NFL’s biggest game kicks off in Atlanta, Saturday’s Southeastern Conference Championship football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will offer police a pre-game drill: a chance to test security measures long before the real deal. The 4 p.m., sold-out matchup...