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
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503




North Precinct Police Capture Robbery Suspect


Huntsville, Alabama (December 29, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís North Precinct have charged a 23-year-old Huntsville man  with Attempted Murder and Robbery 1st degree. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said shortly after 5:00 Friday afternoon, Lee Calvin Bizzell approached James Locke, age 45, at the Wavaho gas station at 611 Highway 72 east. Locke was cleaning out his truck when Bizzell pulled a gun and asked him for his wallet. Bizzell then shot Locke in the head.


Johnson said numerous witnesses gave Police Officers a good description of the clothes the suspect was wearing and tips on where to find Bizzell. A few hours later the suspect was picked up by Police in the 2600 block of Academy Drive. He was booked into the Madison County Metro Jail. Meanwhile Locke remains at Huntsville Hospital in stable but serious condition.