Charged with Murder

In our top story, Alabama State Troopers charge a Boaz man with murder for a Monday evening wreck that killed 24-year old Joanie Patterson of Boaz. Patterson was riding in a vehicle that 25-year old Brandon Roach was driving on Sand Valley Road, about 10 miles west of Attalla, when the vehicle crashed. State troopers have charged Roach with murder. Investigators say neither person was wearing a seat belt and that alcohol could have been a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing and no additional details have been released. Roach is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.


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