Police Connect Guntersville Shooting to Home Invasion

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police investigating a shooting early Friday morning said it is connected to a home invasion that occurred Thursday night in Albertville.

Guntersville police arrested Max Lee Blair, Jarmare Demon Mathis, Keisha Leann Price, and Willis Steve Pointer, Jr., on May 31 for the attempted murder of John Wesley Marks earlier that morning.  Officers arrested Jason Anthony Wills for the same charge Monday.

Albertville Police Chief Doug Pollard said there was a home invasion on Thursday, May 30, at the Malibu Apartments at the intersection of Highway 205 and Edmondson Street.

Wills lives at the apartment where the home invasion occurred.

Pollard said two intruders went into the apartment unit and fired one shot. The person with the firearm hit the victim in the head with the handle of the gun and ran off.

Albertville police said it appears the intruders got away with $5.

Several hours later, police said at least one person shot John Wesley Marks in Guntersville.  Investigators connected the dots between the two cases.

“It appears there may have been some plan or some premeditation to the act, that the individuals may have come into the neighborhood for that purpose,” Marshall County assistant district attorney Chris Abel said Friday afternoon.

Willis Steve Pointer Jr. posted bond over the weekend, but Albertville Police arrested him around 4 p.m. on Tuesday for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Guntersville investigators said they are trying to get his bond revoked.

Marks is out of the hospital after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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