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Man in custody in connection with Priceville murder

Published 1:45pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Priceville police have arrested and charged Steven Keith Childers, 49, of 170 Girffin Road in Hartselle with murder in connection with the shooting death a neighbor late Tuesday night.

Jeremy Lorance, 35, of 142 Garrison Road was shot in the head with a .22 caliber rife at approximately 11:20 p.m. He was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital where he later died.

Childers was arrested Wednesday morning and remanded to Morgan County jail under a $25,000 bond.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said Lorance’s body was sent to a state forensics lab in Huntsville for an autopsy.

The shooting occurred outside and stemmed from an earlier argument between the two men, according to a Priceville police officer.

Steven Childers
Steven Childers

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