Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Saturday the 7th day of January 2012 at approximately 10:20 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 210 SE Centerwood Lane in Lee Florida in reference to an aggravated assault with a firearm. Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to the victims and obtained written statements regarding the incident. The victims disclosed that while visiting family at the aforementioned address the suspects, Shannon McCurdy accompanied by several other men, confronted the victims and threatened to hang him. McCurdy alluded to the fact that the victim was involved in an interracial relationship with the suspect’s girlfriend’s daughter and he didn’t like it.
The victims immediately left the residence on foot and while walking away Shannon McCurdy shot at the victims several times with a hand gun. The victims ran and hid in the woods as the suspect and other men continued to look for them. The suspect and other men were not able to find the victims. The victims waited until they believed it was safe to exit the woods and left the area to call 911.
Deputies located the suspect, Shannon McCurdy but the other men involved were not present. The investigation continues pending the exact identity of the other men involved and the potential for any criminal enhanced charges for hate Crimes.
Shannon Dale McCurdy, W/M, DOB: 06/22/1974 of Lee Florida was arrested and charged with the following:
1. Aggravated assault with a firearm
2. Violation of Probation