Two charged with attempted murder of Brantley man

Published 5:35 pm Friday, January 30, 2009

Two Crenshaw County residents have been charged with the attempted murder of a Brantley resident after the victim was attacked and robbed coming out of his home.

Just after noon on Jan. 14, Clarence Edward Warrick, 65, was leaving his residence on Battle Road and began walking toward his truck when he thought he heard someone coming up behind him. When Warrick turned around, he was hit in the head with what he believed to be a bat. Warrick told Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Investigator Ronnie White that the suspect hit him in the head again as he lay on the ground. Warrick also suffered large scrapes on both arms.

The suspect, Stacy Wayne Furr, 36, of 4402 Center Ridge Road in Honoraville, then took Warrick’s billfold and ran away. Warrick managed to pull himself into his truck and drive himself to Crenshaw Community Hospital. Due to the severity of his injuries, Warrick was transported to a hospital in Montgomery.

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White said that Furr took anywhere from $3,500 to $4,000 of cash from Warrick, along with his billfold containing his driver’s license, his social security card, and a Visa card.

White and CCSO Deputy Mason Adcock investigated the incident and talked with witnesses. On Jan. 15, Furr and Lacy Nichole Colquitt, 19, of 1997 Westdale Apt. 31 in Luverne, turned themselves in to the Sheriff’s Office. Furr agreed to take a polygraph test, but admitted that he would “most likely fail it,” according to White.

Colquitt had been seen driving by the victim’s house near the time of the attack. Her white Jeep was later found hidden behind a deer processing building in Goshen. A small, uninjured dog was found inside the vehicle.

Both suspects were administered drug tests. Furr tested positive for cocaine, THC, and opiates/prescription drugs, and Colquitt tested positive for methamphetamines, cocaine, THC, and opiates/prescription drugs.

Both Colquitt and Furr have been charged with attempted murder and robbery, first degree. They were placed in the Crenshaw County jail.