An Alabama father took justice into his own hands when he shot and killed a man who molested his seven-year-old daughter in 2001.
Jay Maynor, 41, was arrested and charged with murder after fatally shooting 59-year-old Raymond Earl Brooks, a registered sex offender who molested Maynor’s then seven-year-old daughter in 2001. In 2002, Brooks was convicted of sexual abuse in the first degree and was put on probation. Recently, as a registered sex offender, he has been living with his parents.
Maynor reportedly rode around the Berlin community on a motorcycle and went on an intended killing spree; moments before he fatally shot Brooks, the vengeful father opened fire outside of a convenience store where he saw a man who was dating his stepdaughter. The man he shot at was able to escape, and a short time later, Brooks was found dead.
“We responded to the Berlin Plaza Quick Stop where witnesses told deputies a male subject pulled up on a motorcycle before shooting the store’s window,” said Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey in a press release. “After the would-be victim was able to elude the shooter, the suspect then drove off and went to the residence of Raymond Earl Brooks. At this time we are still investigating both crime scenes, the one at the store and at Mr. Brooks’ residence. We just ask that the public stay patient as our investigators work to piece together the events which took place Sunday night.”
After being apprehended by Alabama State Trooper Anthony Peebles, Maynor was officially charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling.
“I want to extend a personal thank you to Trooper Anthony Peebles for his quick response and apprehension of the suspect,” said Sheriff Rainey. “We are investigating all aspects of this case and cannot comment on a motive at this point. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family.”
Police also say that the reason behind Maynor’s attempt at killing his stepdaughter’s boyfriend is unclear at this point, but they do not believe that the victim had any connection to Brooks.
(Raymond Earl Brooks)