The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the location of Justin Paul Melton.
Melton is wanted by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department in connection to a Monday shooting in Tallassee.
A warrant for attempted murder has been issued for Melton related to a Sunday shooting incident on Frog Hollow Road in the Reeltown community. Melton is accused of shooting a 23 year old victim who was transported to Baptist Hospital in Montgomery. Melton, 33, of Prattville is described as a 6’1” white male weighing approximately 170 pounds. Melton has a tattoo on his inner right forearm of a “Crown” about the number “13 ½” and “Crazy” underneath the number. Melton is described as armed and dangerous in a press release from Alabama CrimeStoppers.
Melton was seen leaving a Monday shooting scene in Tallassee in a maroon Infiniti driven by Candice Nicole Reyolds, 28. The release states Reynolds is wanted for questioning in the matter.
CrimeStoppers has offered a reward of up to $5,000 for a tip leading to Melton’s arrest.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Melton or Reynolds, is asked to call the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office at 256-825-4264 or CrimeStoppers using its 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download CrimeStoppers’ P3-tips app. Make sure to receive a tip ID and password in order to dialog with Investigators in case there is a follow-up question.
Callers to CrimeStoppers may also use the toll free number at 1-833-AL1-STOP.
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