Hanceville man charged with attempted murder in Garden City shooting

Cullman County Sheriff's Office

Joshua Dewayne Finley (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)

CULLMAN – A Hanceville man is facing an attempted murder charge following a shooting in Garden City Friday. Joshua Dewayne Finley, 31, is also charged with first-degree assault and third-degree burglary.

Finley was the target of a nearly four-hour manhunt Friday, Sept. 21 after he allegedly shot someone at a residence in Garden City at approximately 6:30 a.m. that morning.

The victim, who was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital, has not been identified.

Finley, who also had an active burglary warrant, fled the scene of the shooting. His vehicle was located off County Road 594, and the search concentrated in the area between Cross Creek Golf Course and Crosshaven Church.

He was tracked down in the woods by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K-9 tracking team, led by K-9 Deputy Clara Bell, CCSO deputies and Cullman Police officers.

Finley remains in the Cullman County Detention Center on a $150,000 cash bond.

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