On Friday, (March 07, 2014), the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a vehicle had been shot at on Delina Road and that the people suspected of the shooting had fled the area but were in a white Nissan SUV type vehicle. Cornersville Police Chief, Todd Bone, was able to stop the vehicle on Ostella Road with Deputy Freddie Darnell assisting. The suspects were identified as 32 year old, Alex Pence, (DOB: 10/25/1982) of Columbia, and 28 year old, Lauren McCormick, (DOB: 08/09/1986), also of Columbia.
Both suspects were place into custody while an inventory of the vehicle for towing was done. The inventory uncovered one AK-47 pistol, one .32 Mag revolver, and two sealed bags of marijuana were also found in the car with a total approximate weight of 4.2 ounces.
Alex Pence was charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, three counts of Possession with Intent to Resale, two counts of Possession of a Firearm during a Felony, two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Vandalism. His total bond was set at $129,500.00. Lauren McCormick was charged with three counts of Possession with Intent to Resale, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Firearm during a Felony. Her bond was set at $76,000.00. Both are to appear in General Sessions court on March 18, 2014.
Later in the evening of March 07, 2014 a search warrant on the vehicle was executed, yielding eight more sealed bags of marijuana weighing approximately 32.9 ounces.
Sheriff Norman Dalton would like to thank Detective Chad Bass, Detective Tony Nichols, and Major Jimmy Oliver for their extra effort in obtaining the search warrant which resulting in the seizure of drugs that could have been sold on the street of Marshall County.