South Alabama authorities capture man wanted in connection with Huntsville murder
CLARKE COUNTY, Ala. – The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that X’Zavier Kamontae Scott has been found and is in law enforcement custody. Authorities located Scott and a 16-year-old girl they say he kidnapped in the Walker Springs Area.
Sheriff Norris thanks everyone who aided in the manhunt that spread multiple law enforcement agencies throughout our communities. “It’s truly a blessing that this suspect was taken into custody, the kidnapped victim was located safely in a timely manner, and our citizens can rest easy tonight knowing that the suspect is behind bars.”
Authorities were looking for a man Tuesday evening who they believe is linked to a Huntsville murder.
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office said it was looking for X’Zavier Kamontae Scott, 20, in connection with the stabbing death of Tiffany Kelley, 29. Kelley was found stabbed to death on Green Cove Road over the weekend.
Sheriff Ray Norris said his office received a 911 call Tuesday from a woman in Jackson, Ala. The woman said she had come into contact with a girl who told her she had been kidnapped.
The alleged kidnapping victim said Scott killed Kelley in Huntsville and tossed her body on the side of the road, Norris said. He then stole Kelley’s car, Norris said. The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Sentra with Alabama plate number 47YC784.
Several agencies are searching for Scott in the area. Norris said they believe he may have left Clarke County.
Anyone with information about his location is asked to contact local law enforcement immediately.
They are offering an $2,000 award for information leading to his arrest. If you see Scott call 911.