BLUE ALERT CANCELLED: Man charged with attempted murder for Alabama State Trooper assault

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LIVINGSTON, Ala. (WHNT) — The man accused of assaulting an Alabama State Trooper was charged with attempted murder following his arrest on Saturday.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a Blue Alert on Saturday morning after the Trooper was injured during a traffic stop Friday night in Livingston. ALEA warned the public of Wade as he was suspected to be armed and extremely dangerous.

“The Trooper stopped Wade for a traffic violation and was in the process of arresting him for six warrants at which time Wade attempted to murder the Trooper and fled the scene,” ALEA said in a statement.

At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, Randy Lee Wade, 57, was arrested without incident in Sumter County.

Wade was charged with attempted murder, first-degree escape and second-degree theft of property. He was being held in the Sumter County Jail.

The arrest was executed by the United States Marshal Services’ Fugitive Task Force, the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators were still working on the case. Once complete, the findings will be turned over to the Sumter County District Attorney’s Office.

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