Officers with the Atmore Police Department and medics with Atmore Ambulance responded to a shooting early Sunday morning on 5th Avenue.| Photo by Adam Prestridge

Atmore woman murdered Sunday

Published 5:25pm Sunday, January 2, 2011

Investigators with the Atmore Police Department are still piecing together the events that led up to the murder of an Atmore woman early Sunday morning.

According to officials, 28-year-old Cedric Floyd of Atmore broke into Tina Jones’ 5th Avenue home and shot her. The 43-year-old was later pronounced dead at Atmore Community Hospital while officers with the Atmore and Poarch police departments, along with deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office searched for Floyd.

Officials said that dispatchers received a 911 call around 12:50 a.m. from Jones asking for police assistance because Floyd was trying to break into her home located at 216 5th Ave. While officers were en route to Jones’ home, another person at the residence called dispatchers stating that he had made entry into the home through a bedroom window. Two minutes after the initial call, officers arrived on the scene and found Jones shot inside the home.

Floyd, who had been in a “dating” relationship with Jones, was apprehended approximately 30 minutes following the shooting at the intersection of Freemanville Road and Hines Street located off Jack Springs Road, according to officials.

Floyd is currently behind bars at the Escambia County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. He has been charged with capital murder.

Cedric Floyd
  • mstreesrus

    Atmore seems to be turning into a Detroit style ghetto…IMHO

  • glow34

    You took a very long time friend of myz god be with her family and friend we prayer for you we going to miss Ms Tina Jones ….. But on the other hand he need to die the way she died the jury will take under a min and convice him by death in the injection a very slow death

  • slowrolla

    This is so sad if he dont get the death penalty our justice system isn t hittin on nothin That was a heartless act and it hurts me to my heart for somethin like this to happen like this anywhere but when its right here in my hometown man i just smh Lord help us !!my prayer go out to her fam

  • koolmama1970

    that person should get death row but they should kill him right away. instead our taxpayers dollars will pay for him to sit on death row for at least 10 years if not more.

  • Cullenfan

    This is insane with all of the murders going on this is not the way to start the new year. I just hope that they convict him of the crime and have a fast and fair trial. I read in the other newspaper that he called and wanted to turn himself in.

  • Rowe6001

    Cullenfan>>>>> You are right “This is Crazy” This is happening all over our country. Drugs are mostly the blame.
    Now I just heard our Representatives are putting in a bill to legalize marijuana They have no idea what is happening to our youth in this country. Lord help us all.

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