Today, November 10, 2016 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Creola Police Department to assist in the investigation of a murder.  MCSO was contacted approximately 2:19 am and responded to I-65 North just south of the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge.  When MCSO Deputies arrived they found Joe Nathan Thomas with gunshot wound to the back of his head.  A female witness on the scene stated that she had been in the vehicle with Thomas and Carter earlier that evening.  She also stated that she and Thomas were outside the vehicle when she heard a gun shot and saw Thomas fall to the ground.  The female witness fled into nearby woods and contacted authorities.  At this time, the female witness is not being charged.

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office along with the US Marshalls are currently searching for JOSEPH CARTER (DOB 8/18/86) for 1st degree Murder.  If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, please contact 251-574-8633.  You may also report anonymously using our MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S APP or our website,