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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charges Huntsville Man with Attempted Criminal Homicide after Incident with Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper

Posted By News Staff On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In News | No Comments

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today charged a Huntsville, AL man with one count of attempted criminal homicide and one count of evading arrest after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper made a traffic stop late last night in Marshall County which resulted in an officer involved shooting.

Walter Lee Hicks, Jr., 52, of Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville, AL was stopped by a trooper along Highway 431 South and failed to produce a driver’s license and gave a false name. While the trooper was attempting to arrest Hicks, Hicks fled in the vehicle dragging the trooper and the trooper fired his weapon hitting Hicks in the arm.

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Hicks continued to flee was apprehended in Lincoln County and transported to a hospital for treatment. The trooper received minor injuries. As a result, of the incident TBI charged Hicks this afternoon.

Hicks, Jr. is currently incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail in Lewisburg being held without bond until a court hearing.


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