Man accused of recent kidnapping, murder brought back to Huntsville

Warren Hardy is now booked in the Huntsville/Madison County Jail.

Warren Hardy is now booked in the Huntsville/Madison County Jail.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Warren Hardy, the man accused of killing a woman at random August 26 after a kidnapping incident that spanned from one end of Huntsville to the other, is back to face charges here.

Hardy was booked in the Huntsville/Madison County Jail on Tuesday, September 6.  He is charged with capital murder during a robbery.  The series of crimes happened August 26 and Hardy was caught two days later in Whitwell, Tennessee.

Events of August 26

Police say Hardy kidnapped his ex-girlfriend’s daughter and stepfather from her apartment on Bailey Cove Road and forced them to drive across Huntsville to a home on Morland Pointe, off Wall Triana Highway near Edgewater.  Hardy wanted to find his ex-girlfriend, who had recently filed for a protection order from Hardy.

Once at the home on Morland Pointe, police say Hardy forced the ex-girlfriend into the car at gunpoint, but before Hardy could get back in the car, the stepfather quickly drove away.

Police say at that point, Hardy began walking down the street.  He encountered 72-year-old Kathleen Lundy, who was walking out the front door of her home.  Hardy demanded her car keys and shot her, then drove away.  Police say Hardy caught up to the car carrying his ex-girlfriend, her daughter and stepfather.  Police say Hardy fired multiple shots into their vehicle but the three were able to get away.

Lundy died from her injuries.

Hardy’s charges

Investigators say Hardy will likely face more charges in addition to capital murder.

Hardy was previously employed by Durham Services, where he worked as a school bus driver.