UPDATE: Shooter in Covington County Arrested


At approximately 5:19p.m. Friday June 15, 2012, Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Antioch Rd. to subject being shot call.

When deputies arrived they found Sidney Raley, 49-year-old white male, suffering from gunshot wounds to his left hand and left leg.

The suspected assailant, Arthur D. Lucal, 49-year-old white male, had fled the scene.

The victim was transported to Andalusia Hospital ER by Advance EMS and later air lifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile.

The tracking K9 team from Walton County Correctional Facility in Defuniak Springs, Fl was called in to assist in the search, along with members of the Covington County Sheriff’s Posse.

At approximately 11:30p.m. the suspect, Arthur Dwight Lucal, was apprehended at the scene of the shooting by Covington County Sheriff’s deputies without any incident.

He was transported to the Covington County Jail and charged with Attempted Murder and Failure to register as a Multi-Felon.

He is currently in jail with a total bond of $275,000.00. The incident is still under investigation by the Covington County Sheriff’s Office.


Authorities in Covington County are investigating a shooting.

Authorities responded to a shots fired call on Antioch Road across from Hart's Country Store around 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

When they got there they found a white man suffering from gunshot wounds to his left leg area and left hand. The victim has been taken to an Andalusia area hospital for treatment.

They're looking for Arthur Lucal, Jr., in connection with that shooting.

Also known as Art, Lucal is about 5'8" and weighs 135 to 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

He reportedly left the scene walking and could be armed with a pistol. Authorities say if you see him, do not approach him but rather call 911.

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