UPDATED: Priceville woman’s death prompts investigationPublished 4:57pm Friday, June 13, 2014
Priceville police made an arrest in the death of a 33-year-old woman whose lifeless body was found in the bedroom of her home at 163 Meadow Lane in Priceville on Friday morning.
Officer Herman Davis said Evan Robinson, 37, a boyfriend, was arrested at the home at 299 Old Vaughn Bridge Road, Hartselle, on Sunday and charged him with first degree domestic violence and murder of Stacey Lauren Jones, 33. The arrest was made at 5:15 a.m. and Robinson was remanded to Morgan County Jail where he is being held under a $500,000 bond.
Robinson reported finding Ms. Jones’ body in a 9ll call about 5:30 a.m. on Friday. He was questioned about her death at that time but not detained, according to Priceville Assistant Police Chief Ron DeWeese.
. “There were no obvious signs of the cause of death,” said DeWeese. “Consequently, the body was sent to the State Forensics Lab in Huntsville for an autopsy.”
Officer Davis said a fellow officer accompanied the body to the forensics lab and received in person the preliminary autopsy report.
He said the residence had a “call history with the police department.”
Davis indicated the death was determined to be a homicide after reviewing a preliminary autopsy report.
Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said the report indicated that further study would be needed in order to establish the exact cause of death.
A graveside service for Ms. Jones was Monday at Holly Pond Cemetery in Cullman County. She was survived by her parents, a brother. a grandmother and two nephews.