Authorities in Mobile County are searching for a suspect connected to an early morning murder reported near the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge in Creola.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office responded to a request from the Creola Police Department to assist with the investigation of the murder, which was reported by a witness around 2 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 10.At the scene, officers located Joe Nathan Thomas deceased from an apparent gunshot wound to the back of his head. According to a witness officers identified only as a female, Thomas was shot by 30-year-old Joseph Carter.
At the scene, the witness told investigators she and Thomas had been with Carter earlier in the evening when she heard a gunshot and saw Thomas fall to the ground. After fleeing into the woods nearby, the witness called 911. According to police, she’s not being treated as a suspect and has not been charged with a crime.
Police in Creola, Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshalls are currently searching for Carter and have asked that anyone with information of his whereabouts contact 251-574-8633. Reports can also be submitted anonymously using the Mobile County Sheriff’s app or on its website, http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/.
This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access.
It looks like you are opening this page from the Facebook App. This article needs to be opened in the browser.
iOS: Tap the three dots in the top right, then tap on "Open in Safari".
Android: Tap the Settings icon (it looks like three horizontal lines), then tap App Settings, then toggle the "Open links externally" setting to On (it should turn from gray to blue).