Vincent police seek trespasser

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Vincent Police and the State Department of Corrections are still looking for a man who was the subject of a trespassing incident in Vincent recently.

David Latimer, K-9 officer for the city of Vincent, said he responded to a trespassing call on Highway 467 about 1 p.m. on Dec. 23.

He discovered a white male at that time.

While checking the suspect&8217;s identification, Latimer said he discovered the subject had a felony warrant against him from the state Department of Corrections.

He identified the suspect as Harold Eugene Headrick, about 38 years old, of 189 Dale Lane in Sylacauga.

While Latimer was retrieving the particulars of the warrant, Headrick pulled out a knife, and Latimer said he held him at gunpoint.

Backup soon arrived from the Shelby County Sheriff&8217;s Department as well as

Vincent Police Chief James Scrygley.

Headrick then turned the knife on himself, cutting his own throat twice, Latimer said.

County deputies shot Headrick with non-lethal beanbags, and after he dropped the knife, Latimer said he kept pressure on his neck until Lifesaver helicopter arrived to transport him to the hospital.

Latimer said when police called UAB Hospital to check on

Headrick&8217;s condition, they were informed he was no longer there