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Cottondale Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Date: Mar 14 2023 5:28 PM

JACKSON COUNTY :On Monday, March 13, around midnight, deputies responded to call that someone had been shot at the home of Juan-Luis Cervantes just outside of Cottondale. When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that a female victim had been shot in the head and was being transported to a hospital by EMS.

After further investigation and talking to witnesses, Cervantes was determined to have been the shooter, but had fled in his silver Toyota. A region-wide BOLO was placed for Cervantes and his vehicle. Deputies, along with FDLE, worked throughout the day Monday to process the scene and gather evidence.

Around 6 p.m., dispatch received an anonymous tip from a citizen stating that Cervantes’ vehicle was seen just outside of Sneads. After dispatchers verified the tag number with the citizen, a Sneads Police Officer stopped the vehicle, and Cervantes was arrested. He is being charged with attempted murder, with more charges pending.

The victim is alive, but currently in critical condition.

Sheriff Edenfield would like to thank the FDLE and Sneads Police Department for their help in bringing Cervantes to justice and keeping Jackson County safe.

Cottondale Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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