Pike County Man Accused of Shooting Woman, Throwing Her Out of Moving Car

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Dustin Byrd – Photo from Pike County Sheriff’s Office

Pike County Sheriff’s deputies say a man has admitted to shooting a woman in the head and then throwing her out of a moving car.

Sheriff Russell Thomas says 33-year-old Dustin Byrd of Goshen was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators say they got a call of an injured woman lying on Henderson Highway. She had no ID on her. She was pronounced dead at Troy Regional Hospital.

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Drugs that Pike County Sheriff’s deputies say were found in the car – Photo from Pike County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies say when they identified the car involved, it was spotted and stopped on Alabama Highway 93 between Banks and Brundidge. That’s when Byrd was arrested. Investigators say inside the car was the gun, a large amount of marijuana, Xanax bars and oxycodone pills.

Investigators say Byrd had previously been arrested in March as a fugitive from the state of Florida.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released.



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