Updated: Dec 28, 2021
Thursday morning Valley Police responded to Ten Oaks Apartments in reference to an argument that escalated into gunfire.
“This morning at approximately 9:30 AM, officers of the Valley Police Department were called to building E of the Ten Oaks Apartments (located in the 2900 block of 19th Place) in reference to an argument with shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers found Joshua Dirk Sprayberry (46 years old of Lanett) outside the apartment. Sprayberry had been shot four times. He told officers that his daughter, Jas’mien Samone Martin (23 of Valley) had also been shot and had been taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Sprayberry stated that he had come to his daughter’s apartment because she and her boyfriend, Terrance Keegan Alexander (27 of Valley) were arguing. At some point after confronting Alexander, they both (Sprayberry and Alexander) pulled out weapons and started shooting. Sprayberry was shot four times and Martin was shot once.
Sprayberry was flown to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital where he was treated and soon to be released. Martin, who was taken to EAMC-Lanier by Alexander, was transferred to EAMC-Opelika where, at this time, she is in surgery”, said Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds in a press release.
Valley Investigators recovered two weapons and several shell casings from the scene. This case is still under investigation”, said Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds. Anyone with any information regarding this case please call the Valley Police Department Investigations Division at 334-756-5200.