A man is in custody for allegedly killing a woman who was eight weeks pregnant and hiding from him at an Alabama fire station Friday night in Russell County, officials said Sunday.
Bradley Wayne Stokes was arrested in Columbus, Ga. on Saturday around noon, according to a statement posted on the Facebook page on the Russell County Sheriff’s Office. According to the statement, Russell County Investigators, with the assistance of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Stokes after “a short vehicle and foot chase.”
Stokes is charged with capital murder and is awaiting extradition to Russell County.
Authorities state Stokes was recently freed after serving 14 years of a 16-year prison sentence for federal gun charges and manslaughter. According to court records, Stokes in 2010 pleaded guilty in the 2008 shooting death of Crystal Lynn Bailey. The 21-year-old Phenix City woman was survived by her son, an obituary for Bailey states. Stokes, who was released from prison on June 2, allegedly began a romantic relationship with Treasure Hennessy, 37.
During the conference, Taylor stated his office is in possession of “at least two” domestic violence calls filed by Hennessy against Stokes in the last two months.