Investigation of double murders leads to arrest of Alabama man, police still searching for suspect in second shooting

Published 5:48 am Thursday, August 19, 2021

An Alabama man has been charged with murder in connection with a shooting that left one man dead.

According to Troy Police Chief Randall Barr, Jerrald Carmichael Theodias Sankey, was charged with the murder of 52-year-old Anthony Carl Hodges, of Troy.

Barr said the TPD responded to a shooting call Saturday night at 11:44 p.m. in the 100 block of Hubbard Street. Barr said when officers arrived, Hodges was dead at the scene. Detectives were able to identify a suspect and after further investigation, a warrant was obtained for Sankey’s arrest, Barr said.

Barr said Sankey was taken into custody without incident and processed at the Troy City Jail. He was transferred to the Pike County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Barr said the case remains under investigation.

Bar said police were still aggressively investigating a second shooting on Saturday night. Barr said the second shooting occurred at 11:55 p.m. in the 100 block of West Fairview Street.

Barr said when officers responded to the second shooting, they located Ryan Gerrod Snell, 22, of Selma. Barr said Snell had been shot and medics from the Troy Fire Department began treatment on scene. Barr said Snell was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

Barr said a second gunshot victim, Henry William Hicks, 22, of Selma, was transported to TRMC by private vehicle. Hicks was later released from TRMC with non-life-threatening injuries.

Barr said the TPD was continuing to investigate both cases. He said anyone who may have information about either incident should call the TPD at 334-566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 334-566-5555.

Barr said the TPD was assisted by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office, the Pike County Coroner’s Office, Troy University Police Department, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Science.