Bobo testified regarding his involvement in collecting evidence and investigating the Oct. 12, 2009 incident that left Cordova resident Michael Crumpton shot to death and his wife, Ashley, injured from a gunshot wound to her right leg.
Shanklin, 26, of Parrish, is charged with first-degree capital murder during a robbery, first-degree capital murder during a burglary and attempted murder due to his alleged involvement in the crime.
Bobo said he arrived at the Warrior River Apartments around 3:40 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2009, about 45 minutes after a shots-fired call to 9-1-1 was first received from the apartments. He said the scene had been secured by Cordova officers before he arrived.
"The ambulance was leaving with Ashley Crumpton when I got there," Bobo said. "Members of Cordova Fire and Rescue were there with Michael Crumpton, and he was deceased."
When investigators from the Walker County Sheriff's Office arrived a short time later, Bobo said he helped with the collection of evidence from the scene. After several hours of collecting evidence, Bobo said he secured the apartment with police tape and locked the door. Bobo testified he then went to the Rebel Queen restaurant in Cordova with Frank Cole and John Softley, investigators with the Walker Count District Attorney's Office, to discuss the case.
"Frank Cole had the idea to see if the bullet was still in Ashley Crumpton's leg," Bobo said. "The doctor said it went all the way through so we knew the bullet had to be in the apartment."
Bobo said police only expected to find one bullet in the apartment because Michael Crumpton had four entrance wounds in his back but no exit wounds.
"As soon as we got the info on Ashley Crumpton, I went back to the crime scene," Bobo said. "I started with the door and basically, with a fine-toothed comb, covered every square inch of that place."
The bullet was found by Bobo under a piece of white, notebook paper inside the master bedroom of the apartment.
"We had not disturbed the crime scene at all," Bobo said. "I decided to take the paper as evidence because it had two drops of what looked to be blood on it. Under that paper is where I found the bullet."
Bobo said on that return trip to the apartment that he spent 12 hours collecting evidence. Along with the bullet, Bobo also collected several other pieces of evidence during that time, including some marijuana in small baggies and some drug paraphernalia.
During cross-examination, defense attorney Nath Camp asked Bobo if he had ever received complaints about Michael Crumpton selling marijuana out of his apartment to which Bobo responded, "No."
Bobo also found a black head covering outside the apartment building.
"It is what I would call a do-rag," Bobo said. "It goes over the top of the head and ties in the back."
Bobo also testified that Michael Crumpton lived for a short period of time after suffering the four gunshot wounds to his back. Bobo said it was his understanding that before Crumpton died, he spoke to at least one person who was attending to him.
Robert Jones, a resident of the Warrior River Apartments, testified Friday afternoon that he saw two people wearing dark clothes, possibly hooded sweatshirts, entering the Crumpton's apartment in the early morning hours of Oct. 12.
"My son was 2 at the time," Jones said. "He woke up and I had taken care of him and couldn't go to sleep. I looked out the widow and saw the two people. I kept watching and minutes later the bedroom light came on and I heard a gunshot. Then I heard a woman screaming."
Gary Stanfield, a captain with the Boaz Police Department, testified that he helped locate Shanklin at a hotel in Albertville on Oct. 15. Stanfield said Shanklin was taken to the Albertville Police Department before being released to Bobo and Ralph Williams, an investigator with the Walker County Sheriff's Office.
Bobo, who didn't question Shanklin on the drive back to Walker County, said the defendant suddenly began to talk during that trip.
"He said he wanted to tell his side of the story and the girl didn't have anything to do with it," Bobo said. "He also asked how we found him, and he guessed it was because he had sent a text message from his cell phone."
Shanklin also made the statement that he had spoken to Softley over the phone and had indicated to the investigator that he was going to turn himself in, Bobo said.
Bobo said Shanklin was considered a suspect after Ashley Crumpton had identified him and his cousin, Kevin Shanklin, from around 30 different photographs that matched her description of the intruders.
"She immediately recognized one photo and said, 'Oh my God, this is one of them,'" Bobo said. "After she recognized the second photo she started crying."
During Friday's testimony, Keith Concord and Donald Willis, who were both Cordova officers at the time, testified to their roles in the investigation. Willis was the first officer on the scene, while Concord was Cordova's lead investigator at the time and handled much of the evidence that was processed. Eric Stephens, a member of the Dora Police Department, also testified that he responded to a call for backup from Cordova police and was the second officer to arrive.
The trial, which is being heard by Walker County Circuit Judge Doug Farris, will continue in his courtroom Monday morning at 8 a.m. inside the Walker County Courthouse annex in downtown Jasper.