Alabama Pastor's Attorney Says Arrest At Airport Was Unnecessary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The attorney for an Alabama pastor who was arrested at the Nashville International Airport as he was leaving on a mission trip said police were trying to make his client look bad.
Homewood, Alabama, police took out a murder warrant on Richard Shahan in the July 23 stabbing death of his wife on Tuesday.
Shahan's attorney John Lentine said his client would have turned himself in if he had known about the warrant. Instead, Homeland Security agents arrested Shahan at the airport on Wednesday as a fugitive.
Lentine said police took that approach deliberately to make it look like Shahan was trying to flee.
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.