Attempted murder suspect caught
Published 9:20 pm Monday, October 17, 2005
By By ADAM PRESTRIDGE – For The Standard
A Perdido man wanted for attempted murder was captured Thursday night after being on the run for more than six weeks.
Baldwin County Sheriff deputies arrested 42-year-old Randy Hadley, who has been on the run since a shooting that occurred on Aug. 29. Hadley has been charged with shooting Lenora (Taylor) Walker, 46, of Atmore, who was shot during a dispute between two neighbors.
Frankie Barlow transported Walker to Atmore Community Hospital in a private vehicle after she was struck in the chest by a bullet. She was later transported to a Pensacola, Fla. hospital where she underwent surgery and has since made a full recovery from her injuries.
A witness positively identified Hadley as being the man who pulled the trigger following the shooting. At the time of the crime, Smith stated that Hadley was out on bond from the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for shooting at his estranged girlfriend. Smith also believed that Hadley wouldn't be cooperative, so his name was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
NCIC is a nationwide computer system that stores the names of people who are wanted or missing and their criminal history.
Deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) and officers from the Atmore Police Department (APD) responded to Frankie Barlow's residence on Johnson Road in the Nokomis Community after being dispatched to a ”shots fired“ call in the around 11:30 p.m. the night of Aug. 29. Upon arrival, APD received a phone call from the emergency room at Atmore Community Hospital reporting that doctors were treating a female gunshot wound victim.
Smith and four investigators were immediately called out to investigate the shooting.
Barlow was held in the Baldwin County Jail Thursday evening. He was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton Friday.