KY murder suspect waives extradition after AL chase ends under clothes pile

KY murder suspect waives extradition after AL chase ends under clothes pile
The scene of the shooting in Louisville, KY last month. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
The scene of the shooting in Louisville, KY last month. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Kevin Bower in court. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Kevin Bower in court. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

DALLAS CO., AL (WSFA) - A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Kentucky was nabbed in West Alabama after a failed attempt to hide from deputies under a pile of clothes. Now, he's decided to waive extradition and will be transported back to the Bluegrass State in the next several days.

Bobby Walker, Jr. is being held in the Dallas County Jail without bond following his capture in the southern part of the county. The sheriff's office responded to a domestic disturbance Tuesday in the Pink Bottom community, a small area in Minter off of County Road 85.

Once they got to the home, they touched base with the woman involved in the matter. Though Walker had already left, the woman gave authorities his name, information and clothing description.

When deputies ran Walker's name through The National Crime Information Center, or NCIC, they learned that a murder warrant and attempted murder warrant had been issued for him out of Jefferson County, Kentucky. Officers knew Walker was still in the area because he was on foot, so they called for backup.

When they spotted a man matching his description on the back porch of a nearby trailer, Captain Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office says Walker took off, running through the mobile home and out the other side and into the woods.

The chase lasted about a quarter of a mile when, according to Granthum, Walker ran into another house and into the bathroom of a back bedroom. It was there the suspect tried to bury himself under clothes in the closet. It didn't take much to find him. His feet were still sticking out from under the pile.

After a small struggle, Walker was taken into custody.

Court documents show that Walker and another man, Kevin Bower, were indicted in connection with a shooting in Louisville that left one dead and another injured back in March.

The victim, Lamonte Harris, was about to celebrate his 20th birthday when he was shot several times on Rodman Street, just north of Churchill Downs. He later died in surgery, leaving behind several children.

According to their indictment, Bower and Walker also "attempted to cause the death of Montez Hathaway" on the same date, leading to their Criminal Attempt Murder charge.

Bower was arrested a week after the shooting.

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