Greene authorities investigate shooting, stolen vehicle

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 4, 2006

A stray bullet led to one injury and the arrest of a Boligee man last week in Greene County.

Greene County deputies arrested Alphonzo Daniels, 28 and charged him with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and criminal mischief, according to a representative of the sheriff’s office.

Witnesses stated the LaShondra Cockrell was leaving Law Road Groceries when Daniels, who was in a scuffle with another man, when his vehicle struck her Dodge Intrepid. Daniels stepped out of the car, fired shots at the other man and missed. But the stray bullet entered the vehicle of Cockrell striking her in the back.

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Cockrell was transported to Greene County Hospital and later transferred to DCH of Tuscaloosa.

Further details on Cockrell’s injuries were not available.

Daniels was released on $50,000 bond for attempted murder, $5,000 for criminal mischief and $5,000 for discharging a firearm into an occupied building.

Monday, Greene deputies recovered a stolen vehicle that had been missing since Dec. 27.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s department said Santiona Jones of Knoxville, Al. alerted authorities on Dec. 27 his 2004 Ford Expedition, a Gateway laptop computer, a compact disc, DVD player, camcorder, digital camera and PlayStation had all been stolen from his residence.

After investigating the incident, the vehicle was recovered on Greene County Road 55. Several stolen vehicles have turned up stripped or burned on Greene County highways in recent months, but Jones vehicle was found without damage.

There are no suspects in the case, which remains under investigation. The other objects were not recovered.