Charge upgraded to murder following October 2020 shooting in Lawrence County

Jeffrey Dylan Spillers
Jeffrey Dylan Spillers(Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office)
Updated: Feb. 11, 2021 at 10:37 AM CST
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: A Moulton man has been indicted on a murder charge following the shooting of 29-year-old KC Hatfield. Read more on The Moulton Advertiser.

Jeffrey Dylan Spillers was arrested on October 12, 2020 on charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment, chemical endangerment of a child, second degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

This week, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department served grand jury indictments charging Spillers with an upgraded manslaughter charge, which has been changed to murder, and an additional charge of first degree domestic violence assault.

An arraignment for Spillers hasn’t been scheduled.

ORIGINAL: The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to killing a woman in Moulton last week.

On Friday, October 9, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call reporting that a woman was shot at a residence in the 1000 block of Lawrence County Road in Moulton around 12:30 a.m.

The female was shot in the head and died later at a nearby hospital.

The female victim is identified as KC Lynn Hatfield, age 29 of Moulton.

23-year-old Jeffrey Dylan Spillers of Moulton was arrested on October 12th.

Based on the information and evidence available at this time, Spillers was arrested and charged with the following:

•Manslaughter - Class B felony

•Chemical endangerment of a child - Class C felony

•Reckless endangerment - Class A misdemeanor

•Possession of drug paraphernalia - Class A misdemeanor

•Possession of marijuana second degree - Class A misdemeanor

Spillers now remains in the Lawrence County Jail with a $63,000.00 bond.

ORIGINAL: A Lawrence county female was killed early Friday morning at a home southeast of Moulton.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the unnamed 29-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head at a residence on County Road 188. She was transported to Huntsville Hospital. The victim died as result of the gunshot wound.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting...

Posted by Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 9, 2020

The identity of the person firing the shot is not yet known to investigators. At this time, police consider this to be an isolated incident.

Sheriff’s investigators with the assistance of the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation are conducting a full investigation into the shooting.

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