Murder Suspects Surrenders

November 13, 2016

A Brewton man that was wanted in connection with a shooting death last week has surrendered to authorities.

Joseph Ryan Carter, 30, is now in the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton after turning himself in Saturday night. He is awaiting transfer to the Mobile County Metro Jail.

Carter is accused of a November 10 shoot death.

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Creola Police Department to assist in the investigation of a murder.  MCSO was contacted approximately 2:19 am and responded to I-65 North just south of the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge (commonly known as the “Dolly Parton Bridge”.  When deputies arrived they found Joe Nathan Thomas, Jr. with gunshot wound to the back of his head.

A female witness on the scene stated that she had been in the vehicle with Thomas and Carter earlier that evening.  She also stated that she and Thomas were outside the vehicle when she heard a gun shot and saw Thomas fall to the ground.  The female witness fled into nearby woods and contacted authorities.  At this time, the female witness is not being charged.


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