(UPDATE) CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S PRESS RELEASE, MURDER AND HINDERING PROSECUTION ARREST

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BY SHERIFF JIM STUDDARD

On 10/19/19 at approximately 11:30 pm the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Lineville Police Department of a shooting that had occurred at Blakes Ferry Apartments in Lineville Al.

The victim, B/M Randell Ladarious Brown, had been transported by personal vehicle to the Clay County Hospital in Ashland Al. where he later died from his injuries.

After the shooting the suspect fled the scene in a black Dodge Challenger driven by B/M Wayne Aston Dunkley.¬†Clay County Sheriff’s Office Investigators responded to the scene and later assumed control of the investigation at the request of the Lineville Police Department.

Investigators from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Lineville Police Department, and the Ashland Police Department began a joint Investigation into the shooting .

With the assistance from several witnesses Investigators were able to quickly identify the suspect in the shooting as B/M Julius Dontavious Odem. At approximately 10:00 am on 10/20/19 Julius Dontavious Odem was arrested in Sylacauga and taken into custody by Investigators and charged with murder in the death of Randell Ladarious Brown.

At approximately 4:00 pm on 10-20-19 B/M Wayne Ashton Dunkley was arrested in Ashland and charged with Hindering Prosecution in the death of Randell Ladarious Brown.

Both suspects are being held at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

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