Atmore murder case postponed

Published 5:38 pm Saturday, June 23, 2012

A murder case expected to be heard during the summer session of the 21t Judicial Circuit Criminal Court last week has been continued by attorneys in the case.

Cedric Jerome Floyd was expected to face a jury on capital murder charges stemming from a 2011 incident.


At the time of the incident, last January, authorities said Floyd, an Atmore resident, broke into Tina Roshell Jones’ 5th Avenue home and shot her several times. 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.

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Witnesses said 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.

The jury selection will begin Monday morning for cases set for trial during the upcoming jury session, meanwhile a Brewton man is expected to face a jury Monday when he goes on trial on attempted murder charges.

Donald Gregory Wilson, represented by Earnest R. White, is accused of shooting one man and held law enforcement officers at bay for three hours in July 2010 at the Colonial Manor Motel on South Boulevard. The victim in the incident was the owner of the motel, Vusha Patel, who was shot once by the gunman while five shots were fired at police officers that responded to the scene. No officers were injured in the incident and Patel’s injury was not life threatening.

Several other cases appearing on the docket were continued while other cases were processed through plea agreements. The second week of the criminal docket will begin Monday.

Also on the docket for Monday, June 25 in courtroom one are: Terry Scarborough, charged with sexual abuse, first degree; Alphonzia People, charged with sex abuse, first degree; Ricky Nolan, charged with receiving stolen property, first degree; Joe Stephers Rabon, charged with harassment; and Anthony Williams, charged with theft of property, first degree.