East Alabama man arrested in connection with shooting of Lee County Sheriff’s deputy

Alabama News

OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – Shortly after 8:40 AM on 10/20/2021, 42-year-old John Cross, aka Squirrel, from Lee County, AL was taken into custody following the shooting of a Lee County Deputy.

Cross was transported to a hospital in Georgia for treatment where he remains under guard by the Muscogee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Department.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Attempted Murder against Cross.

Upon his release from the hospital, he will be arrested and placed into the Muscogee County Jail. At that time, the extradition process will be commenced to have Cross brought back to Alabama.

Once Cross returns to Alabama, arrangements will be made for him to be housed in a neighboring county’s jail. The case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. 

Tips can also be submitted through the Opelika Police mobile app. You can remain anonymous.

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