DEVELOPING: Arrest Made in Citronelle Murder Case

2 Arrested in Citronelle Murder Case

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MOBILE, Ala. -

News 5 has learned two arrests have been made in the murder of 51-year-old Alton Starnes from Citronelle.

MCSO arrested "Lenny" Arthur Leonard Gibbs III: DOB-10/6/1977 and "Meat" Demetrius Ringold: DOB- 7/3/1978 for the murder of Alton Starnes. 

Ringold told Detectives that he, Gibbs and Starnes met late in the evening of August 8.  The three men got into an altercation, Ringold and Gibbs strangled Starnes and threw his body on the side of Prine Road. 

Prior to being thrown out, Starnes' money ($200-$250), shoes, and ID were taken from him.  Ringold confessed to MCSO detectives and took them to the location where some of the victim's personal belongings had been discarded.

Starnes was found dead on the side of Prine Road in Citronelle around 2:30 Friday morning.

News 5 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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