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Shooting suspect arrested, another sought

Police have charged one man with attempted murder connected to the shooting of two men in Troy on April 11 and are seeking another suspect.

Police obtained warrants for attempted murder Wednesday on Emmanuel Rianardo Youngblood, 29, of Brundidge and Tavin Jamal Flowers, 20, of Troy.

“Youngblood was taken into custody without incident early (Thursday) morning in the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 231 South by officers from the Troy Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “Youngblood was armed with a handgun when he was taken into custody.”

Police are still searching for Flowers.

“TPD Officers and U.S. Marshals checked a residence on Main Street in Brundidge and an apartment on Gibbs Street in Troy,” Barr said. “Flowers was not at either location.”

Flowers is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Anyone who sees Tavin Jamal Flowers or knows where he may be is asked to contact the Troy Police Department immediately. Flowers is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Police responded to the call of shots fired on Three Notch Street at approximately 7:13 p.m. near A&A Car Wash on April 11 and found two men, both in their mid-20s, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Troy Regional Medical Center and one was then transported to Montgomery with critical injuries, which he survived. Police have not released the identities of the victims.

Attempted murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison. Youngblood was booked into the Pike County Jail on a $100,00 bond.

While police were searching the Gibbs Street residence, more arrests were made.

“TPD Officers and U.S. Marshals were met at the door with the overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence,” Barr said. “U.S. Marshals were given consent to enter the residence and search for Flowers. Once inside, they observed weapons and evidence of drug use in plain view. The residence was secured and a search warrant was obtained.

“Upon execution of the search warrant, officers found two handguns and an AR-

15 pistol inside the residence along with several large bags of green plant material that field tested positive for marijuana. Officers also located digital scales and baggies commonly used to package drugs for sale. Officers also found a large bag, greater than 28 grams, of multicolored compressed material believed to be ecstasy. This compressed material field tested positive for the presence of amphetamines.”

Robert Deangelo Shepherd, 18, and Terrell Sistrunk, 18, both from Troy, were arrested and each has been charged with one count of first-degree possession of marijuana, a Class C Felony, and one count of drug trafficking, a Class A Felony.

They were both booked into the Pike County Jail, each on a $52,500 bond.