Suspect wanted for attempted murder

Published 3:09 pm Monday, November 16, 2009

A man who had been staying in Dozier for the last couple of months is now on the run after he attacked a female victim with a knife early Sunday morning.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 15, Crenshaw County E-911 received a call about a woman who had been brutally attacked. The suspect, Larry Verndell Lynn, 43, had allegedly raped the victim and had stabbed her with a knife in the lower neck and shoulder area. The knife was still embedded in the victim as she was taken to the hospital.

Dozier Police Chief Terry Mears said that Lynn has felony warrants in Ohio and Texas, including burglary and domestic violence charges where he broke into a Texas residence and used a tire iron to assault the victim. He also has several warrants for his arrest in Montgomery County.

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“This man is considered armed and dangerous and is obviously not afraid to hurt anyone who gets in his way, according to his actions in Texas and here in Dozier,” Mears said.

Lynn will be charged with rape, first degree, burglary, first degree, and attempted murder./p

He fled the scene Sunday morning on foot leaving behind his vehicle and all his belongings.

Lynn, a black male, who is 5’6” and weighs approximately 220 lbs., was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a gray tank top, and white sneakers; he has scars on his abdomen, chest, and on both hands.

Several members of the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office assisted Mears at the scene Sunday morning.