Local man arrested for shooting at estranged wife

Posted 2/12/20

Adam Carter, 34, of Madisonville was arrested by law enforcement officials at his home Tuesday after firing two shotgun rounds at his estranged wife while their two children were in the vehicle.

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Local man arrested for shooting at estranged wife

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Adam Carter, 34, of Madisonville was arrested by law enforcement officials at his home Tuesday after firing two shotgun rounds at his estranged wife while their two children were in the vehicle.

Carter avoided capture for over three hours, resulting in SMS warnings sent via text to citizens throughout Madison County. He was ultimately captured at his home on Wildwood Lane at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Officials believe he walked seven to eight miles through the woods before returning to his residence.

“He was trying to get to his house,” said Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley. “In fact, he was arrested walking up his driveway on foot.”

There was reportedly no struggle during the arrest itself.

Carter’s soon-to-be ex-wife was shot during the incident and later treated for numerous pellet wounds to her arm and leg, according to officials.

The incident occurred at roughly 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Carter reportedly saw the victim’s car on 1452 before running into it with his own vehicle. When he was about 100 feet past the victims’ vehicle, he exited his own with a shotgun and fired the two rounds at the driver.

A non-involved party that happened to be driving by the scene rescued the children from the vehicle and transported them to their nearby home for safety. They also called 9-1-1. The Sheriff’s department arrived on-scene in six minutes, according to Neeley.

Carter took off running into the woods and the victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. It was not confirmed whether or not he was under the influence of narcotics, but officials stated it was a “good possibility” based on the visual signs.

Carter avoided the main highways and was assisted by vast woods and the cover of darkness while evading capture.

“It is a pretty good area over there with a big stretch of woods and it was getting dark on us,” said Neeley. “Once he crossed (Highway 21), the woods are pretty thick all the way around to Wildwood. Once it got dark, he could go through the pastures pretty easily.”

Carter is now facing multiple charges, including attempted murder (times five), since he reportedly also leveled his shotgun at the non-involved parties as if he intended to shoot them, and evading arrest.

The victim had reportedly filed for a divorce from Carter prior to Tuesday’s incident.

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