ECSO: Man shot at woman with crossbow

Published 4:20 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the second time in his life, a Perdido man is facing an attempted murder charge — this time after he allegedly shot at his girlfriend using a crossbow.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Lambert said that Randy Hadley, 53, of 1534 Johnson Road in Perdido, was arrested Tuesday, June 23, and is facing charges of attempted murder and probation violation. He was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center and is still being held on a $60,000 bond.

Lambert said the incident that led to Hadley’s arrest took place on June 16, during an ongoing domestic dispute with his girlfriend.

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“They got into a domestic altercation at the residence, and he allegedly threw her out the door and slammed her face into a pick-up truck,” Lambert said. “She was able to get herself together and get into her vehicle to leave.”

Lambert said that the girlfriend reportedly went to a family member’s house to call the ECSO for help, but then elected to return to the residence.

Lambert said that the victim told deputies Hadley noticed her in her vehicle, and approached with a crossbow.

“She said that he raised the crossbow and pointed it at her,” Lambert said. “And it appeared that he may have fired a bolt from the crossbow in her direction.

“When the deputies arrived and made contact with her, they went to the residence and Hadley was gone.”

Lambert said that warrants were taken out for Hadley’s arrest, and he was taken into custody without incident on June 23.

Hadley was also charged with attempted murder in October 2005, after allegedly shooting his neighbor, Lenora Walker of Atmore. The shooting took place Aug. 29, and Hadley was on the run for six weeks before he was arrested by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Lambert said that Hadley was on probation after serving time from that 2005 charge, at the time of his arrest on June 23.