May 8, 2013

Man indicted for attempted murder

Rachel Brown

— A Dalton man accused of firing a handgun at his wife and stepson remains in the Whitfield County jail without bond after being indicted by the grand jury.

Stevie Lee Walkey, 45, of 2109 Millican Lane, was charged in February by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office with two counts of aggravated assault with a gun and two counts of terroristic threats and acts. The aggravated assault charges were upgraded to criminal attempt to commit murder when the grand jury indicted him on April 25.

According to Deputy Phillip Bishop’s incident report, Walkey “walked to his bedroom after getting mad at his wife and stepson, retrieved a 9 mm handgun and walked to the top of the stairs and in the direction of his wife fired ...”

“He then chased his stepson out the back door and (fired) two more shots towards him,” Bishop wrote.

Bishop wrote that the wife and stepson said Walkey had threatened to kill them before, along with any cops that got in his way. The report states Walkey had a blood alcohol level of .121 when he was booked at the jail, and family members reported he was on anti-depressant medication and needed help.

Walkey is scheduled for arraignment before Judge David Blevins on June 3.