For Immediate Release May 27, 2016
Update on Weekend Domestic Incident that Happened on May 16th
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On May 26th after an investigation on the stabbing and shooting that occurred on May 16th at a residence on County Road 51 in Fort Payne, Horace Whittaker, 40 of Gadsden was arrested on attempt of murder charge in DeKalb County. Whittaker is the estranged husband of the female owner of the residence, and assaulted Matthew Lucas, 33 of Gadsden with a knife.
Sheriff Harris says “that after several interviews with witnesses and victim the investigation gave the investigators enough evidence to obtain a warrant for the arrest of Whittaker on attempt murder charge. The Investigators put in a lot of hours and hard work on this case.”
Horace Lamar Whittaker