Man tries to drown woman

Published 5:03 pm Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ECSO charges Atmore man with two counts of attempted murder

An Atmore man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly throwing a pregnant woman into the Perdido Creek, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy said Daniel Ray Raybon, 30, of 167 Nathan Rd., Atmore, is charged with two counts of attempted murder with a bond set at $250,000. Additionally, Raybon was also charged on July 17 with possession of marijuana I, criminal mischief I and violation of probation. Bond for the additional charges was set Tuesday.

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Lambert said on July 7, a passerby came across the bridge on Railroad Street at Perdido Creek and witnessed an injured pregnant female and male exiting a truck at the creek.

“The pregnant female appeared to be bleeding from her face,” Lambert said. “The male suspect then threw the injured pregnant female in the creek, holding her head under the water in what appeared to be an attempt to drown her. The passerby then shouted at the male subject.

“The male subject released the injured pregnant female and went to his vehicle, and proceeded to leave the scene,” he said. “As he left the scene, he ran into the passerby’s truck and continued to leave the area. The injured pregnant female was taken to the hospital and law enforcement was notified.”

Lambert said deputies investigated the allegations and made an arrest on the suspect and charged him.