SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) – Court records are shedding more light on the incident that led Alabama law enforcement to issue a statewide ‘blue alert’ Saturday.

After confirming the warrants, the trooper attempted to take Wade into custody for transport to the Tuscaloosa County Jail. Wade is said to have become combative, and a fight ensued between the two.


The deposition indicates Wade grabbed the trooper’s taser. The trooper then drew his gun while wrestling with Wade. The trooper attempted to fire the gun, but it malfunctioned, and Wade overpowered him and took it.

The deposition further states that the trooper got down on the ground while Wade pointed the gun at him and pulled the trigger, but the gun again malfunctioned and did not fire. Wade then fled with both the gun and the taser.


Wade is now charged with attempted murder, first-degree escape, and second-degree theft of property.

Proving yet again if they try to take your weapon, shoot them.

Troopers are issued G17 Gen V


  1. Tom Stone says:

    Glock Perfection.


    1. Shawn says:

      5 generations of perfection !


      1. John+M says:

        Eh, consider my jimmies rustled.

        Given the info at hand, I consider it a lot more likely that it was put in some kind of out-of-battery condition. Likely nothing that wouldn’t have been fixed with a tap-rack-bang. And something any semi-auto this side of a P38 would have gotten also.

        And now that I think about it, probably he-forgot to-jack-one-into-the-chamber-that-morning is what I’d put at second most likely.

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