By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore man was arrested January 29 after he reportedly punctuated an argument with his child’s mother by firing several shots from a handgun at her car as she drove away from the residence they once shared.
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that Marcus Flowers, 24, was arrested after officers responded to his residence on Jack Springs Road. A woman who identified herself as the suspect’s “baby’s mama” told police she went to the residence to pick up some of her clothes.
While she was there, the woman and Flowers reportedly got into a verbal altercation that turned uglier as it progressed. She told police that when she decided that the verbal confrontation had gone far enough and began driving from the residence, Flowers produced the gun and began blasting away.
The woman was not hit by any of the flying lead, reports show.
Police eventually located the Atmore man and took him into custody. He is charged with one count of attempted murder.
Flowers was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center, where an employee of the jail’s booking and release division reported late Monday afternoon that he was still in the facility, under a $75,000 bond.