December 21, 2008
WAGARVILLE -- A 22-year-old Washington County man faces a capital murder charge in the shooting death of a Wagarville store owner.
Sheriff Richard Stringer says Corey Allen Wimbley is accused of shooting 55-year-old Ray Wheat inside Harris Cash Grocery along U.S. 43 on Friday morning.
A search continues for a second suspect, Juan Crayton of McIntosh.
The sheriff says the shooting occurred during an apparent robbery and an attempt to burn the store.
Wimbley was captured nearly five hours after the shooting at a bus station in Mobile, where he had purchased a ticket to Florida.