A two-year investigation lead to the arrest of a Dutton man Tuesday morning, charged with killing in father.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said investigators arrested Byron Keith Shirey, 58 of Dutton, in connection with the May 24, 2017 death of Charles Shirey.

Harnen said the murder took place at Charles Shirey’s residence on County Road 372 in Dutton.  Harnen said the victim was 78 years old at the time of his death, which was determined to be cause by blunt force trauma.

The incident was investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Jackson County District Attorney’s Office with substantial assistance from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations (SBI), the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

“The evidence obtained during this investigation was presented to a grand jury during the week of Sept. 9,” said Harnen.

Harnen added that Shirey was arrested without incident at his residence in Dutton. Shirey was placed in the Jackson County Jail. He was released Tuesday afternoon on a $250,000 bond.

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