APD: Bay Minette man arrested on felony domestic violence warrant
Published 1:28 pm Friday, March 3, 2023
Arrest stems from shots fired call at McDonalds on Feb. 26
A Bay Minette man was arrested March 2 by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office on felony domestic violence warrants, according to the Atmore Police Department.
Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Christopher Bush, 31, of Bay Minette, was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence III menacing, felony domestic violence III reckless endangerment, felony domestic violence III assault and violation of a domestic violence protection order.
McMann said the warrants for arrest stemmed from an incident on Feb. 26 at McDonald’s in Atmore. McMann said APD officers responded to the restaurant at approximately 7:25 p.m. on South Main Street in reference to shots fired.
“When officers arrived, they contacted the victim who stated that her ex-boyfriend, Christopher Bush, age 31, of Bay Minette, came into the restaurant and began punching her,” McMann said. “Bush was pulled away from the victim by a bystander.”
McMann said Bush then allegedly pulled a handgun from his clothing and pointed it at the victim, and allegedly threatened to kill her.
“Bush’s handgun malfunctioned and the victim pulled a handgun and pointed it at Bush,” McMann said. “Bush scrambled out of the restaurant and tripped over the curbing. As Bush was falling, he fired a round into the woods behind McDonalds. Bush regained his footing and scurried across the street where he was able to catch a ride out of town.”
McMann said Bush has two prior convictions for domestic violence third degree, and the victim has a domestic violence protection order against him.
McMan said investigators then obtained warrants of arrest Bush.
Bush was taken into custody at approximately 7 p.m. by the BCSO on March 2. Bush is waiting extradition to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.