Floyd County Police have issued a News Release regarding the search for a man wanted on multiple felony warrants. According to information in that release – Derick Anthony Stone, age 23, “escaped the custody” of Alabama authorities in Leesburg Monday night (December 17th) and could be in the Floyd County, Georgia area.
The specific charges against him were not listed however according to recent news reports, he was accused of stabbing another man in the upper back and lower neck, causing serious injury. Stone, who at the time, was living in the Silver Creek area – was charged with felony Aggravated Assault in early September of this year in connection with that incident.
What he was doing in Leesburg remains unclear. We’ve had no communication whatsoever from any local authorities regarding the search for Stone or the circumstances surrounding his fleeing the area.