East Alabama man charged with attempted murder

An east Alabama man is under arrest, charged with the attempted murder of an officer.  Lee County Deputies arrested Christopher Dalton Friday.  The charges stem from a shooting back in late August.

The shooting happened near Smiths, when police say deputies stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle during a robbery investigation.  Officers say Dalton started shooting hitting one deputy.  The deputy was wearing a protective vest.  Another deputy on the scene returned fire, hitting Dalton.  Dalton was recently released from the hospital.  He's in the Lee County Detention Facility on $54,000 bond.