Luverne man arrested for attempted murder

Published 4:59 pm Friday, February 21, 2020

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The Luverne Police Department has released info pertaining to a man arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder.

LPD Capt. Mason Adcock said the department received a call just after midnight on Thursday, Feb. 20 from a cell phone in the area of the 500 block of South Woodford Avenue in Luverne.

Adcock said in a press release that the nature of the call was unclear and LPD officers were dispatched to the area to investigate.

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Investigating officers came into contact with two males on Rutledge Street near the intersection of South Woodford Avenue. Both reportedly stated to the officers that they had been assaulted.

According to Adcock, one victim was treated at the scene by Luverne Rescue before being transported to Crenshaw Community Hospital for further treatment, while the other victim did not receive on-scene treatment.

Information gathered at the scene resulted in a search warrant being executed at a location on Rutledge Street in Luverne.

A suspect, Marquise Lamond Randle, a 45-year-old Luverne resident, was also sought in connection with the incident.

Randle turned himself in to law enforcement on Thursday and was transported to the Crenshaw County Jail. He was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, two counts of Kidnapping and one count of Assault, 1st degree, and is being held under a $830,000 bond.

The LPD was unable to release any further information at this time.

“Chief Mike Johnson and the Luverne Police Department would like to extend their gratitude to the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office, ALEA’s SBI division, Greenville Police Department’s SRT, ATF and U.S. Marshals for their assistance in this ongoing investigation,” Adcock said.