Quantcast

Capital murder charges filed in Oxford cold case from 1997 - abc27 WHTM

Capital murder charges filed in Oxford cold case from 1997

Posted: Updated:
Jack Stovall (Photo: Oxford Police Department) Jack Stovall (Photo: Oxford Police Department)
OXFORD, Ala. -

Calhoun County prosecutors filed capital murder charges against a suspect in a 1997 cold case.

Oxford police arrested Jack David Stovall, II, for killing Floyd Roger Hurst.  Hurst went missing from his Oxford home January 26, 1997.

"We have investigators in several different counties and communities, as we speak, interviewing individuals," Oxford police chief Bill Partridge said Friday afternoon.

"The family has been notified and they are aware of the situation."

Partridge said there was a recent break in the case, but declined to release specifics.  He said investigators from the Oxford Police Department, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, and the Calhoun-Cleburne District Attorney's Office worked together on this 17-year-old case.

"A cold case is difficult to work, but if you have agencies that are willing to work together with each other, and being able to compile the information, interview the people that need to be interviewed across borders, we can get a break in the case and further along the investigation, and hopefully come to a prosecution in the matter," Chief Partridge said.

Investigators said Hurst and Stovall had a working relationship, and that Stovall was a person-of-interest in Hurst's disappearance since the day he went missing.

Stovall pleaded guilty later in 1997 in a federal murder for hire case.  He is currently being held in the Cleburne County Jail with no bail.

Investigators ask anyone with any information involving the Floyd Hurst cold case to contact the Oxford Police Department's tip line at 256.835.6122.

You can also leave an anonymous tip online at the Oxford Police Department's website.

  • Tuscaloosa Area NewsMore>>

  • Reward offered in McCalla church arson

    Reward offered in McCalla church arson

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:33:44 GMT
    Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect in a Saturday church arson in McCalla who may be responsible for other fires in the area. They are also offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.More >>
    Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect in a Saturday church arson in McCalla who may be responsible for other fires in the area. They are also offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.More >>
  • Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:50:22 GMT
    A female juvenile and an adult male were shot around 7pm at Forrester Gardens Apartments in 1300 James Harrison Pkwy.More >>
    A female juvenile and an adult male were shot around 7pm at Forrester Gardens Apartments in 1300 James Harrison Pkwy.More >>
  • Judge Rules Benz Plant Violated Labor Laws

    Judge Rules Benz Plant Violated Labor Laws

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:29:07 GMT
    A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.Mercede...More >>
    A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.Mercede...More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow