Press Release by The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department, Attempted Murder Investigation


April 28, 2021

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department is currently conducting an Attempted Murder Investigation that occurred on Frog Hollow Road in the Reeltown Community.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the Department received a call on Sunday, April 26, 2021 at approximately 4:24PM reporting a shooting incident on Frog Hollow Road where an individual age 23 from Tallassee, Alabama had sustained a single gunshot wound and was transported to Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.

As result of the investigation a warrant for Attempted Murder has been obtained on Justin Paul Melton, W/M, age 33 last know address 1394 Wood Lane, Prattville, Alabama.

Anyone having information on the where abouts of Melton should contact the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department, local law enforcement or Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-7867.

Investigation continuing.

Release by: Sheriff Jimmy Abbett