Motel manager shot after man crashes truck into neighboring store in Calhoun County


(Photo: Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office)

By Sumner Harrell | WBMA

According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the manager of the Econo Lodge motel in Oxford, Alabama was shot Sunday morning after attempting to assist a man that crashed his truck.

Around 6:49 a.m., Sheriff Matthew Wade said 36-year-old Robert Sean Guiford of Panama City, Florida was traveling on Hwy 21 when his truck left the roadway and struck the Liquor King store.

Sheriff Wade said the manager of the nearby Econo Lodge motel and a female driver who witnessed the accident went over to assist Guiford when he began to fire a gun from inside his truck.

Shortly after, Sheriff Wade reported that Guiford got out of his truck, shot the motel manager in the leg, then attempted to cross the highway.

Sheriff Wade said Guiford continued to discharge his gun until it was empty and then discarded it in the roadway.

Guiford was apprehended by a deputy while lying on the median of the highway.

Sheriff Wade said Guiford admitted to being in on methamphetamine.

The motel manager was transported to a local hospital for his injury. There are no updates on his condition.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing and the charges and bond will be set on Monday.