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Dothan bondsman-newsman almost enlisted to help meet Midland City hostage-taker's demands

Sandra Stokes Walden

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Posted by: Sandra Walden
Date: Feb 06 2013 7:52 PM

MIDLAND CITY, Alabama -- Just minutes after Jimmy Lee Dykes got on the Dale County School bus and shot its driver on Jan. 29, Dothan native Rickey Stokes was en route to the scene on a dirt road in rural Midland City.

For the past 10 years or so, the bail bondsman has written a blog, rickeystokesnews.com, largely focused on crime in the Dothan area. He was preparing for a live feed of a county school board meeting that night when one of his bail bondsmen called saying he heard a 911 call of a gunman on a school bus.

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