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Bond revoked after manslaughter suspect gets DUI

Bond revoked after manslaughter suspect gets DUI

January 14, 2022

FLORENCE - Bond has been revoked for a man facing two manslaughter charges stemming from a 2019 Lauderdale County boating accident after he was arrested for DUI following a traffic accident in Birmingham.
Ross Newton "Trey" Wooten III will remain in the Lauderdale County Detention Center until his trial after Lauderdale County Circuit Court Judge William Powell revoked his bond during a Friday hearing.
Wooten was under the influence of alcohol in the June 8, 2019, boating death of Lauren Cowart and her 5-year-old daughter, Blakely. He was indicted on the manslaughter charges in August 2019 and released on a $50,000 bond.
During Friday's hearing, Alabama Trooper Cpl. Thomas Nalls testified he was at the scene of a Jan. 3 crash on Interstate 459 in Birmingham when he heard a loud crash, turned around and saw that a pickup driven by Wooten had crashed into the back of another pickup.
Wooten appeared to be under the influence of drugs at the time, and Nalls arrested him for DUI after he was released from the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash, Nalls said.

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