Carter charged with attempted murder

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 22, 2003

Albert Carter, 51, of Brundidge has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the Wednesday afternoon shooting of his wife in the parking lot of Johnny’s Auto Repair on US 231 South, according to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

Carter also has been charged for a federal firearms violation under the &uot;Isolate the Criminal Element&uot; (I.C.E.) Operation in the Middle District of the United States District Court in Montgomery. Police recovered a .22-caliber handgun from the scene of the crime.

Carter is currently on parole in Alabama after being convicted for Solicitation – Murder. Carter was convicted in Tuscaloosa County for attempted murder in 1983. He is currently under a protection order signed in Pike County by the victim. Carter and his wife are separated and are in the process of getting a divorce.

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He was being held in the Pike County Jail under a $100,000 bond. A hold has also been placed on Carter by federal authorities for the for the federal firearms charge.

The Alabama I.C.E. program was created last April as a partnership between the United States Attorney's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and numerous other local law enforcement agencies. An Alabama task force was set up to ensure that all potential gun cases are charged and prosecuted in the forum which provides the highest possible punishment.

Stephen Stetson can be reached at stephen.stetson