June 27, 2016 Share

Domestic violence leads to death

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Gregory Bradford Scott

By Tyler Pruett

tyler@southerntorch.com

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning, Fort Payne Police were dispatched to check on the welfare of a female resident at an apartment in the 700 block of 9th St. SE. Upon arriving on the scene, officers found Ashley Lynn Scott, aged 25, deceased.

Responding officers, along with investigators called to the scene, determined that the woman’s husband, Gregory Bradford Scott, aged 27, was a person of interest. Mr. Scott was subsequently arrested for the murder of his wife. Officers believe the murder stemmed from domestic violence.

Scott currently remains in the Fort Payne Jail, and is awaiting pending felony murder charges. He will be transferred to the Dekalb County Jail upon the charges being finalized. No bail is set at this time.

“Responding officers, Investigators, and the Jacksonville State University Forensic team all did an outstanding job leading up to Mr. Scott being charged,” Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum said in a statement.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Scott were employees of Dekalb Ambulance Services. Mrs. Scott was a full-time emergency medical technician (EMT) employed since September 2015 and Mr. Scott worked part time as EMT since February of this year.

“It’s been a very somber and stressful day. We’re accustomed to death, but not in an incident of a coworker being a victim of domestic violence in this extreme,” said Mark Ford, Director of Dekalb Ambulance Service.

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