Two black guys “randomly” murder a white motorcyclist in Alabama. One of those black males was out on a $50,000 bond for a first-degree assault charge stemming from a gun incident on June 1, 2019:
Wilcox County Sheriff’s Officials say 20-year-old Tim Fletcher of Pinehill was shot to death just outside Camden. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is now the lead investigative agency in the case. Wilcox County deputies said Fletcher was on his motorcycle when he was gunned down in cold blood.
The shooting happened just outside Camden along Highway 162. Maurice Powell, 17, and Marlon Mendenhall, 18, are charged with capital murder.
Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Evans said, “We think there’s another suspect. He hasn’t been apprehended yet. May be a juvenile. We’re not sure. “
But the big question is motive. Sheriff Evans said authorities “don’t know the motive at the time.” He said there’s no indication the suspects knew the victim.
Evans said, “We don’t know whether it was drug activity or just meanness or what. We just don’t know.”
Court documents show Mendenhall was arrested on June 1 of this year on first-degree assault charges after he was accused of shooting a man in the leg with an assault rifle. The records also show he was out of jail on $50,000 bond when Fletcher was shot.
Court records also show Maurice Powell was arrested on first-degree domestic violence for the shooting of his stepfather, Larry Purnell, on June 1. Records show Purnell is the same man who is the alleged shooting victim of Mendenhall, also on the same day.
It happened in a heavily black county in Alabama, where a well-liked 20-year-old white male was “randomly” gunned down as he rode on his motorcycle. [Brutal murder in Wilcox County stuns community, Fox10TV.com, June 24, 2019]:
A brutal crime in a sleepy community leaves people in Clarke and Wilcox Counties with more questions than answers.
Investigators said a young man on his motorcycle was gunned down in cold blood.
Now, the tight-knit community is remembering the victim, 20-year-old Tim Fletcher.
“Tim loved everybody. He was a friend to everybody. He had friends from every walk of life,” said Cynthia Fletcher, the mother of the victim. “He lived life to the fullest. He was always doing things to make people laugh. He wanted people to be happy.”
Deputies in Wilcox County said Tim Fletcher was shot to death along Highway 162 just outside of Camden.
Fletcher’s pastor said the community is having a hard time grasping the ruthless murder.
“I’ve talked to a lot of the old timers that have been here for generations and they can’t really remember anything comparable,” said Chris Kynard. “The community is stunned. it’s still not really real to them and everyone wants to help. do everything they can to help the family. it’s not even real to us. it’s just hard to believe that it could happen right here in our little town.”
Investigators said the two teens responsible for the killing are from the little town of Pinehill. Maurice Powell, 18, and Marlon Mendenhall, 17, are in jail charged with capital murder. The sheriff’s office said another arrest could follow.