By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Rayvon Madison, who had been sought by authorities since June 20 for attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend, is finally behind bars.
City police took Madison, 31, into custody around 6:40 p.m., Monday (August 8) on Cross Street, near Harris Street, reported Atmore Police Department Sgt. Darrell McMann.
Madison was wanted on warrants related to a domestic incident that occurred just after midnight on June 20.
According to police reports, the suspect had been stalking the woman, whose name has not been released, prior to the date of the incident. He reportedly broke into the woman’s residence just after midnight and fired at least one shot at her from a handgun, then chased her down the street.
City police, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, state troopers and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force were reportedly part of the team that had been searching for Madison.
Jail records show he has a lengthy criminal history, mostly on charges related to domestic violence, disorderly conduct or failure to appear in court.
He is being held without bond in the Escambia County Detention Center, charged with one count each of attempted murder and possession of a pistol by a convicted felon, along with charges of first-degree domestic violence, aggravated stalking, first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
McMann said the third-degree assault charge stems from Madison’s punching of the female victim’s brother while they were wrestling during the incident. The reckless endangerment charge was lodged because a gunshot by Madison almost hit the brother.