Boaz Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Saturday, February 10, 2018


An officer involved shooting sends one man to jail. State Captain Jason Argo says Arnold Battles is charged with eight counts of attempted murder. The incident began Tuesday when agents were attempting to serve Battle with a search and arrest warrant. Battles began shooting at agents and police. 


Two Boaz officers fired back as others attempted to breach the door Battles was shooting through. Battles was shot twice by officers and taken to hospital and treated for his injuries. At the time of the incident, Battles was out on bond for drug charges. Battles is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond. 


 He also faces charges of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, violent felon in possession of a pistol and drug paraphernalia.


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