UPDATE: Bond denied for man arrested in Wilmer murder

Mobile County

UPDATE (01/07/21 12:46 PM) — The Mobile DA’s Office say the bond was denied for Blackston who is charged with Murder, Burglary 1st, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Sexual Torture, and Attempting to Elude.

A preliminary hearing is set for February, 11, 2021.

UPDATE (8:26 am) — Police have made an arrest following the murder of Troy Barnhill earlier this week in Mobile County. Investigators say Jeffery Blackston, Junior was taken into custody following a brief chase early Tuesday morning. Once Blackston was in custody, police say he gave a full confession to Barnhill’s murder. Blackston has been charged with murder, first-degree burglary, drug possession, and attempting to elude. Blackston will be in court for a bond hearing Wednesday morning.

Jeffrey Blackston, Junior.

UPDATE(1/3/21 4:28 PM): The victim of the Wilmer homicide was 27-year-old Troy Barnhill. Barnhill received multiple injuries and cause of death will not be confirmed until an autopsy has been completed.

MCSO Capt. Paul Burch says it was evident by the scene that it was in fact a homicide “There was clearly sometime of struggle prior to the victim being killed, it was an extremely bloody scene and the injuries are very extensive to Barnhill’s body.” He went on to say they aren’t ruling anything out in this investigation since this area is known for crime and they get several calls a week “This immediate area has been known throughout the years for drug activity and that is always at the top of the list when you see a scene like this.”

ORIGINAL STORY
Mobile, Ala. (WKRG)- Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide on Moffett Road.

MCSO says a body was discovered by a family at a home on 149000 Moffett Road. The deceased is a white male, name will be released upon further notification of family members.

These photos sent in by a viewer show the scene:

We will update you on this active investigation as more information becomes available.

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