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Attempted murder suspect rearrested after tailgating Town Creek police car

Kenny Waldrep (Source: Colbert County Sheriff's Office/Times Daily) Kenny Waldrep (Source: Colbert County Sheriff's Office/Times Daily)
Police say they found these items in Kenny Waldrep's vehicle. (Source: Town Creek Police Department/Times Daily) Police say they found these items in Kenny Waldrep's vehicle. (Source: Town Creek Police Department/Times Daily)
TOWN CREEK, AL (WAFF) -

A man who was arrested in December and accused of shooting his wife in the head has been arrested again. Police in Town Creek said they found drugs and guns inside his car after initially pulling the man over for tailgating a Town Creek police patrol car.

Kenny Joe Waldrep, 51, of Muscle Shoals has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of possession of a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Around 6 p.m. Sunday, Waldrep was allegedly following a Town Creek patrol car too closely. Then Waldrep was pulled over. The officer reportedly smelled marijuana during the traffic stop and found marijuana, crystal meth, pills, weapons and $3,900 cash in his possession.

Leighton police said that Waldrep has bonded out of jail.

Waldrep’s attempted murder charge is officially pending and has not gone to a grand jury. He had a preliminary hearing set last week, which was continued as requested by his defense attorney.

In that case, he’s accused of shooting his wife in December at their Leighton home. Waldrep’s wife survived the shooting.

The Leighton police chief later confirmed Waldrep’s bond was revoked. He remains in the Colbert County Jail.

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