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No stranger to trouble
WRSA suspect faced attempted murder charge

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

LACEY'S SPRING — A man arrested last week for allegedly shooting at a radio station engineer has faced a charge of attempted murder in the past.

Tony Ray Flack and two associates shot a man three times in the driveway of the victim's Joppa residence on Feb. 17, Cullman County Sheriff Tyler Roden said.

The dispute apparently took place over drugs, Roden said.

Roden said Flack, 24, of Joppa pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree assault and was out of jail awaiting sentencing when Morgan County authorities arrested him Friday.

Morgan County sheriff's investigators charged Flack with attempted murder and first-degree robbery.

Investigator Terry Kelly said Flack and Scott Crook, 27, of Lacey's Spring stole parts and equipment from the WRSA radio transmitter on Telephone Tower Road early Aug. 29.

A radio station engineer interrupted the burglary and pursued the van Flack and Crook were in, Kelly said.

Crook and Flack shot at and rammed the engineer's vehicle with the van and later hurled large metal pieces out of the van at pursuing patrol cars, Kelly said.

The suspects bailed from the van in a cornfield off Pleasant Valley Road in eastern Morgan County.

Investigators found Flack at his 606 Millport Road home in Marshall County on Friday, but Crook remains at large.

Searching for Crook

Kelly asked anyone with information about Crook's whereabouts to contact him at 560-6196 or the sheriff's dispatch at 301-1174.

Crook is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.

He has hazel eyes and blond hair. He should be considered armed and dangerous, Kelly said.

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