Morland Pointe Murder Suspect Captured in Tennessee
Published on August 29, 2016
The Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Unit announced that 27 year old Warren Hardy of Huntsville is in-custody in the Marion County, Tennessee Jail. Hardy is awaiting extradition back to Huntsville on a charge of Capital Murder stemming from a shooting on Morland Pointe Friday afternoon.
The shooting happened after a series of events that started on Bailey Cove Road. Hardy kidnapped his ex-girlfriend’s daughter and step-father from her Bailey Cove Road apartment and forced them to drive to a home on Morland Pointe in an effort to locate the ex-girlfriend. Once at the Morland Pointe home Hardy forced the ex-girlfriend into the car at gunpoint, but before Hardy could get back in the car, the step-father was able to drive away.
Hardy began walking down the street where he encountered 72 year old Kathleen Lundy who was exiting the front door of her residence. Hardy demanded her car keys and shot her before driving away in her car. Hardy was able to catch up to the car carrying his ex-girlfriend as well as her daughter and step-father. He fired multiple shots into the vehicle before they were able to get away uninjured.
Later that evening Mrs. Lundy’s vehicle was found abandoned in an area close to the ex-girlfriend’s apartment. It is believed that he got back into his own vehicle and fled the area. Investigators knew that the ex-girlfriend had family members in the area of Jasper, Tennessee, and alerted local law enforcement in that area. A neighbor of the family member in Tennessee spotted Hardy and police. After a short vehicle pursuit Hardy was taken into custody. Huntsville Police investigators traveled to the Marion County, Tennessee jail on Sunday afternoon and interviewed Hardy who confessed to his involvement in the crime spree.
He is currently awaiting extradition for Capital Murder, and when he returns to Huntsville he also faces a multitude of other felony charges related to the incident.