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Gunshots in Camp Hill lead to arrest

Published 9:46pm Thursday, July 7, 2011

Camp Hill police arrested a man who fired multiple gunshots in a dispute with his ex-girlfriend this week.

Danny O. Floyd is being held in Tallapoosa County Jail on a $140,000 bond on one count of first-degree domestic violence, two counts of third-degree domestic violence (reckless endangerment involving a family member) and three counts of reckless endangerment (not involving an immediate family member).

Camp Hill police chief Roosevelt Finley said the first-degree domestic violence charge basically “amounts to attempted murder.”

Finley said police were dispatched to 21072 Sen. Claude Pepper Drive in Camp Hill in the early morning hours of July 3.

“We were called in response to gunshots,” Finley said. “When we arrived at the residence, additional rounds were fired in the house.

“Eventually, the officers were able to subdue the individual and arrest him.”

Finley said “five or six” people were in the house, but no injuries resulted from the gunfire.

However, the ex-girlfriend who was arguing with Floyd, whose name was not released, was hurt in a physical confrontation with Floyd. She was admitted to a hospital and released after being treated for minor injuries, according to Finley.

Finley said two officers from the Dadeville Police Department as well as two sheriff deputies from the Tallapoosa County Sheriff Department aided in detaining Floyd, who was arrested at 2:37 a.m.

Finley said police are still in the process of collecting and examining evidence and additional charges could be added.

“We’re extremely fortunate no one was seriously injured,” Finley said. “This could have easily been a murder. In these types of dangerous situations, the outcomes are not always pleasant.”