UPDATE: ALEA confirmed Randy Lee Wade, 57, was taken into custody Saturday, without incident. He is charged with attempted murder, first-degree escape and second-degree theft of property.


By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), State Bureau of Investigation issued a Blue Alert after a state trooper was injured in Sumter County.

Officials are looking for Randy Lee Wade. Wade was last seen on Nov. 19, around 11:45 p.m. at Alabama Highway 28 & Interstate 20/59 in Livingston, Alabama.

Wade is considered a “dangerous person” and ALEA said he “is believed to be a serious risk to the public.” He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds.

ALEA did not provide details on the incident.

Blue Alert is activated when a local, state or federal law enforcement officer in Alabama has been killed or seriously injured and the suspected perpetrator is at large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Bureau of Investigation at (334) 676-7250 or call 911.