Upon arrival, officers found a white female, shot multiple times but alert and conscious, outside of an apartment. The victim advised the officers her assailant was her ex-boyfriend Michael Bailey and that he fled the scene in a green Ford Crown Victoria passenger car. Officer’s quickly gathered information and found that Bailey lived in Ozark, Alabama. The information obtained was broadcasted to surrounding law enforcement agencies when a Midland City police officer spotted Bailey’s vehicle. Bailey was stopped after a short vehicle pursuit on Highway 27 in Dale County, Alabama and was taken into custody. Investigators say Bailey and the victim were in a volatile relationship that the victim was trying to separate herself from. Bailey located the victim at a friend’s home and forcefully entered that apartment, before pulling her outside where she was shot.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where she has been listed in serious condition. Bailey has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder. His arrest now brings this case to a close.
The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Midland City Police Department for their assistance in the location and apprehension of Bailey.
•Michael Desha Bailey, black male, 25 years of age, of Ozark, Alabama was arrested and charged with first degree Burglary and Attempted Murder. Bond amounts have been set and total $1,000.000.00.
All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.