Escambia Man Gets Life In Prison For Tying Up Woman, Cutting Her Throat

August 10, 2019

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to life in prison for tying up a woman and cutting her throat.

Michael Wade Locke was sentenced by Judge Shackelford to life in prison. He qualified for an enhanced sentence as a prison releasee reoffender, habitual violent felony offender, and a habitual felony offender.

Michael Wade Locke previously entered a no contest plea last month to the charges of attempted second degree murder with a weapon, aggravated battery with permanent disfigurement with a weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, tampering with a victim involving the investigation or prosecution of a first degree felony, false imprisonment and grand theft auto.

The charges involved an incident which occurred on October 10, 2018. Locke went to victim’s residence and an argument began. Locke then pushed the victim into her closet and punched her in the mouth. He then proceeded to cut the victim’s throat at least two times.

He also tied the victim’s hands and feet behind her back with a belt and cords from a hairdryer and straightener. Locke took cash, a cell phone, and vehicle keys belonging to the victim from her purse.

Locke then locked the house and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Law enforcement responded to a 911 call that there was a woman yelling for help. Law enforcement located the victim bound and bleeding heavily from lacerations to her neck. She identified Michael Locke as her attacker. The victim was rushed to Baptist Hospital and she was treated for her injuries.

Later that same night, law enforcement responded to a burglary in progress and found Michael Wade Locke present with the victim’s stolen vehicle. Locke was taken into custody and was in possession of a black folding pocket knife. Later testing revealed that this knife contained the victim’s DNA on the blade.

Locke’s prior criminal record included multiple felony convictions and prison sentences which ultimately led to the enhanced sentence by Judge Shackelford.


8 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets Life In Prison For Tying Up Woman, Cutting Her Throat”

  1. mike on August 12th, 2019 8:05 am

    sam, life in prison doesn’t sound like “released to prey on society over and over again”.

  2. Use Reason on August 11th, 2019 8:28 pm

    Sending criminals like this to fight for U.S.A.? Really? They can’t follow the rules here, and you want to give them weapons, and think they’ll actually do what is asked of them? There is such a thing as war crimes, and you’re suggesting that rapists are sent to other countries to what rape civilians? That is disgusting.

  3. Charlotte Bates on August 10th, 2019 4:07 pm

    Please David. I use to believe in Love, and kindness, and I still do. Only I do not believe in it for people that are evil. Walk a mile in my shoes, and you would understand.

  4. David Huie Green on August 10th, 2019 12:13 pm

    “send these violent criminals that like to kill and do bodily harm to people, rapist, murderers, child and animal abusers over there to fight our wars.”

    There is no inherent reason to think those would be good for our country. As they have done to innocent people here, there is reason to believe they would do to helpless people elsewhere. Do we have grudges against the victims of other monsters?

    David for love and kindness, not hate and cruelty

  5. paul on August 10th, 2019 11:18 am

    Both commenters correct – tax $$$ for catch and release and extended stay prison cell – a plague on society. All callous comments, all true.

  6. Charlotte Bates on August 10th, 2019 10:44 am

    I think the best solution is to bring our law abiding young men home from the wars, and send these violent criminals that like to kill and do bodily harm to people, rapist, murderers, child and animal abusers over there to fight our wars. I would much rather use my tax money to support a military person, then to use my tax money to keep these idiots in jail.

  7. sam on August 10th, 2019 8:26 am

    a prime example of the failure of our justice sysytem. police catch em and the system releases em to prey on society over and over again.

  8. mike on August 10th, 2019 4:41 am

    done gone berserk! i like that, “enhanced”, nice terminology. :)

    another ward of the state, surviving on the back of the taxpayers, chaingangs being a thing of the past i guess. is smoking cigarettes off the menu? how about A/C, cable tv, gymnasium, lifting weights, free college education, dentalwork, healthcare, special meals bcuz you are of a certain religion? what about eyeglasses if you can’t see good without them? plastic sandals forever, or a pair of good shoes? hot water gone would save some money, but it would not be sanitary. would there be riots if there was no more “shooting hoops”?

    if you gotta go to prison young men, make sure it ain’t for something stupid. :(

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