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Atmore man succumbs to injuries


News Staff Writer

An Atmore man succumbed early Sunday from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car Saturday night while crossing a Bay Minette street.
Bay Minette Police Chief Al Tolbert confirmed Monday that 23-year-old Logan Heath Barrett of Atmore died July 15 at USA Medical Center. He had been airlifted to the Mobile hospital after he was struck just before 10 p.m., July 14, by a vehicle driven by a Birmingham man who was apparently legally impaired.
Bay Minette police arrested Andrew Milton Cross, 24, and charged him with one count each of first-degree assault, driving under the (combined) influence, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Surprisingly, the assault charge was not upgraded during a Monday bond hearing, at which Cross was granted total bonds of $61,500. The bond total includes $50,000 on the assault charge; $10,000 on the DUI charge; $1,000 on the marijuana possession charge; and $500 on the drug paraphernalia charge.
If Cross, a student at University of Alabama-Birmingham, makes bond he must also wear a GPS ankle monitor, must submit to random alcohol and drug testing and may not operate a motor vehicle, said Tolbert, who added that the assault charge could still be upgraded, depending on the outcome of toxicology tests.
“Once toxicology reports come back, per the DA’s Office, the charges may be upgraded then,” the police chief said.
According to BMPD investigators, Cross was driving south on McMeans Avenue when he hit a person, later identified as Barrett, trying to cross the street near the avenue’s intersection with West 5th Street.
Logan, a millwright at Swift Mill in Atmore, is the son of Larry Wayne and Paulette Barrett of Atmore. He is also survived by two brothers, Carson and Daniel Barrett of Atmore, and his grandparents, Lorita Ball of Atmore; Noah Paul and Gay Martin of Dekalb, Texas; and Robert and Lucille Teel of Atmore.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 20, at Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum Texas. Burial will follow at Ward’s Creek Cemetery in Simms, Texas.
A full obituary is included in this edition of Atmore News. http://atmorenews.com/2018/07/13/obituaries-for-the-week-of-july-15-2018/