Breaking news: Judge denies bond for five Dadeville shooting suspects
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By Christa Jennings
Senior staff writer
In an eleventh update from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency sent at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, it was reported that Tallapoosa County District Court Judge Clayton Taylor has denied bond for five of the six suspects arrested in connection with the Dadeville shooting.
Per ALEA’s report, at approximately 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 15, special agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) launched a death investigation at the request of the Dadeville police chief. The investigation is a result of a shooting which occurred at approximately 10:34 p.m. near the 200 Block of Broadnax Street in Dadeville, located in Tallapoosa County, and resulted in four fatalities and 32 individuals injured.
A total of six individuals have been arrested and formally charged with four counts of reckless murder each. The arrests include 20-year-old Wilson LaMar Hill Jr. of Auburn, 20-year-old Johnny Letron Brown of Tuskegee, 19-year-old Willie George Brown Jr. of Auburn, and three juveniles: a 15 year old, a 16 year old and a 17 year old, all of Tuskegee.
On Wednesday, April 26, Judge Clayton Taylor issued a decision denying bond for five of the individuals arrested concerning the Tallapoosa County death investigation.
Subsequently, all five individuals will remain in custody. The sixth individual, a 15-year-old juvenile, is currently awaiting another hearing.
See more details and updates in this week’s edition, available Friday.