815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
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West Precinct Investigators Arrest Suspect in Double Shooting


Huntsville, Alabama (July 18, 2007) Investigators from the West Precinct have arrested the suspect accused of shooting a couple July 14th while they were in her apartment. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 29-year-old Omartacus Lawrence Cawthorne was charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder, Assault 1st degree and Burglary 1st degree. He was booked into the Madison County Metro jail on Tuesday afternoon.


Johnson said Cawthorne broke into the apartment of 23-year-old Sheena Leslie located at 240 Martin Road about 2:30 Saturday morning. He then shot Leslie and 25-year-old Laquan Bailey, multiple times. They were transported to Huntsville Hospital ER with non-life threatening injuries