A Better Life for Ledbetter

(Editor’s Note: Below is an introduction to a three-part series about crime in Ledbetter. To read each complete story, click the links. A story at the bottom of Part I will better explain how this special series became a reality.)

PART I

Sexual assault of 5-year-old girl spurs action

LEDBETTER- Spotlights cutting through the darkness scanning the fields next to Pam Salazar’s Ledbetter home was the first indication that something was wrong. Click for PART I.

PART II

Crime changes perception of community

LEDBETTER- The memory of the night five years ago when she was awaken by a burglar rummaging through a night stand beside her head as she lay in bed came back instantly. Click for PART II.

PART III

Sheriff cites “flow” from McCracken

SMITHLAND- Crime says Livingston County Sheriff Bobby Davidson is everywhere. “Life in general has become more difficult.” He said. “Does that push the crime rate up?” He asked. And then he answered his own question by saying, “I think it does.” Click for PART III.