Jay Maynor charged with murder of sex offender Raymond Earl Brooks who molested his daughter
A man has been charged with killing the man who molested his daughter more than a decade ago.
Jay Maynor, 41, was charged by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office with shooting dead Raymond
Earl Brooks, 59, a registered sex offender who was living with his parents in Cullman, Alabama, reported the Cullman Times.
Brooks was convicted of sexual abuse in the first degree in 2002 in a case involving Maynor’s eight-year-old daughter.
Brooks was allegedly shot several times by Maynor, who was on a motorcycle.
Maynor is accused of opening fire outside Berlin Plaza Quick Stop before the alleged killing when he saw
a man who has been dating his stepdaughter, said Chief Deputy Max Bartlett. The intended victim got away by running into the store and hiding.
“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. 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,” sheriff Mike Rainey said in a press release.
Investigators are investigating if there is any connection between Brooks and the man who escaped.
The father and Brooks “obviously didn’t have a whole lot of good blood between them,” but it was unknown
whether the shooting was directly linked to the sex abuse case, Bartlett added.
“It is odd. He apparently had a lot of stressors going on in his life,” Bartlett said.
Documents show Maynor was a witness against Brooks in a sexual abuse case involving his daughter in 2001.
Police said the girl was eight at the time, but court records state she was seven.
Brooks pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in 2002 and initially was sentenced to five years in
prison but later received probation, records show. He finished paying $2,946 in restitution and costs in 2009.
Maynor also was charged with attempted murder and shooting into an occupied building. He is being held in custody.