‘Dice game’ shooting suspects indicted by Colbert County grand jury

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two men charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Tuscumbia have been indicted on multiple counts by a Colbert County grand jury.

Online court records show Marcellious Hatchett, 19, of Memphis, Tennessee, and Deontae Obrian Thompson, 23, of Florence, were charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, shooting in an occupied building and first-degree assault.

Tuscumbia Police Department (TPD) Chief Tony Logan told News 19 that officers responded to a reported shooting on Monroe Drive around 8:30 p.m. on April 5. ‘ when two masked intruders opened the side door of the residence with handguns drawn, demanding everyone on the floor in an attempt to rob them.

The document says the victim was sitting closest to the door and began to fight with one of the intruders trying to subdue them. The two intruders allegedly shot the victim and fled the house on foot.

Court records indicate that Thompson brought the two intruders to the house prior to the shooting, but Thompson and the two intruders left and eventually returned to commit the crime.

The first suspected intruder was identified as the minor, who Chief Logan said was arrested after fleeing Memphis police in a stolen vehicle on April 8. That chase ended in Alcorn County, Mississippi, where the miner crashed.

Hatchett, who court documents identify as the second suspected intruder, was arrested April 13 by the United States Marshals Service in Memphis, where authorities said he was arrested without incident.

Investigators interviewed the male victim in hospital after the incident, and he said he thought there were three intruders but was not sure because when he saw the weapons to fire, “he acted immediately,” the affidavit states.

Officers reportedly found the victim with two gunshot wounds to the arm and chest. The man was taken to Helen Keller Hospital and then transferred to a hospital in Huntsville for treatment.

An arraignment has been set for both men on Thursday, June 22.


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