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Sylacauga man arrested and charged with Capital Murder for Aug. 1 homicide


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – A Sylacauga man has been arrested for the murder of Curtis Chadwick Jackson on Aug. 1. The Sylacauga Police Department announced the arrest on Thursday.

SPD arrested 26-year-old Barry Terrell Knapper after obtaining a warrant. He is currently being held in the Talladega County Jail without bond and being charged with Capital Murder.

Police previously told Jackson was gunned down just after midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in the Sylacauga Housing Authority area of Drew Court.

Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson said units first responded to calls of gun shots and were then notified of a shooting victim. Paramedics were notified and transported the victim to Coosa Valley Medical Center where he later passed away.

Capital Murder is a Class A Felony which is punishable by a sentence of death or life in prison without parole. SPD says the case is still open and active with additional suspects being investigated.

If you have any information pertaining to this or any other crime, please contact the Sylacauga Police Department Investigations Division at 256-401-2464, or you may report anonymously to the Sylacauga Police Department Tip Line at 256-249-4716.

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