One man is dead and two others are behind bars following what DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris is calling one of the most violent murders he has seen in more than 25 years
The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at Saturday leaving 36 year old Michael Arnold Johnson of Fyffe was dead from several gun shots at his residence on County Road 578.
Two men are in custody and charged on Sunday in regards to the shooting.
36 year old James Edward Wooten was taken into custody near Powell where he resides. He was in possession of an assault rifle used in the murder.
Negotiators made contact with 20 year old Ben Christopher McClure inside the residence shortly after dawn –Two hours later, officers were able to get four family members out of the house and finally convinced McClure to come out unarmed.
A search warrant turned up what appeared to be the murder weapon along with other evidence, including the vehicle used in the homicide.
McClure has been charged with murder and is being held in the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting bond. Wooten is currently charged with hindering prosecution and the case continues at this time.