Leroy Wells, Idol 4’s “incomprehensible contestant,” charged with attempted murder

Even those who just appear on the audition episodes of American Idol can’t escape the enduring spotlight. For example: Leroy Wells, previously known as the “most incomprehensible contestant” on American Idol 4, has been arrested for attempted murder and denied bond.

Leroy is “accused of shooting a man three times last week for talking to Wells’ girlfriend,” the Mobile Register reports. Leroy “was in court for a bond hearing on a charge of attempted murder,” and because of “a secret indictment in a previous, unrelated case, District Judge Charles McKnight temporarily denied bond for” him.

Earlier, in December (after the auditions were taped, it seems), “Wells was accused of second-degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle.” Most recently, he “is accused of firing three .22-caliber slugs into a 21-year-old man at a Grand Bay gas station and convenience store June 7,” the paper reported.

American Idol: Leroy Wells [2005] [ifilm]
[Mobile Register]