TROY, AL (WSFA) - Troy police arrested a suspect in an attempted murder case, and while searching for the second suspect they made two unrelated drug arrests.
According to Troy Police Chief Randall Barr, authorities identified two suspects in an April 11 shooting to be Emmanuel Rianardo Youngblood, 29, of Brundidge and Tavin Jamal Flowers, 20, of Troy. They are accused of shooting two men at the A&A Car Wash in the 600 block of North Three Notch Street.
Barr said Youngblood was taken into custody without incident Thursday morning in the 1400 block of U.S. 231 South by Troy officers and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force. He was reportedly armed with a handgun when he was taken into custody.
Youngblood was charged with attempted murder and booked in the Pike County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Flowers is not in custody, and police describe him to be 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds. Police ask anyone who knows his whereabouts to call the Troy Police Department, 334-566-0500, immediately, as he is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.
Authorities checked two locations, a home on Main Street in Brundidge and an apartment on Gibbs Street in Troy, for Flowers, but he was not at either place. At the Gibbs Street apartment, Troy officers and U.S. Marshals reported smelling an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside; police say the U.S. Marshals were given consent to enter and search for Flowers, but once inside they saw weapons and evidence of drug use in sight.
Barr said the apartment was secured and a search warrant was obtained; upon execution of the search warrant officers found two handguns and an AR-15 pistol, along with several large bags of a green plant material that field tested positive for marijuana. They also found digital scales and baggies commonly used to package drugs for sale, as well as a large bag, greater than 28 grams, of multicolored compressed material believed to be ecstasy.
Robert Deangelo Shepherd, 18, and Terrell Sistrunk, 18, both from Troy, were arrested and each has been charged with one count of first-degree possession of marijuana and one count of drug trafficking.
Shepherd and Sistrunk were both booked in the Pike County Jail, with their bonds set at $52,500 each.