Arrest Made In Attempted Murder And CarjackingOct 21st, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Crime, Front Page
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Michael Malphurs, a 32-year-old white male, is in jail in Leon County following an attempted murder and a carjacking in Madison.
According to Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart, at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday evening, Oct. 20, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from two witnesses who were present at Leon Roland’s home on 221 South. The witnesses had found Roland on his bed, bleeding. He had apparently been stabbed in the face. His home had apparently been ransacked and he had been robbed.
Deputy Odell Livingston and Madison County EMS arrived at the scene. A suspect was developed. Deputies began searching for Malphurs.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, a suspect matching the description of Malphurs stole a vehicle from the Dollar General in Greenville. He took the car and headed towards Tallahassee.
Later that morning, Malphurs was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department. He is being held on charges from Madison County of attempted murder, aggravated battery on a person over 65 years of age, carjacking and grand theft auto.
There is no bond set for Malphurs at this time.
Roland is reportedly recovering in a Tallahassee hospital.