Madison County Sheriff’s Office issues murder charge in County Jail death

Murder charges issued in Madison County Jail death

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner announced a murder charge Wednesday in relation to last weekend’s County Jail death.

Michael Tyrone Wheeler
Michael Tyrone Wheeler (Source: Madison County Jail)

Michael Wheeler, age 29, has been charged with murder in relation to the investigation. At this time, gang activity is not considered to be a motive in the death.

“We don’t have any information as to this being gang related at this time,” said Turner. “This was a short altercation between the two.”

When asked about the last time a murder happened in the jail, Sheriff Turner said there has not been another one during his administration.

Wednesday’s briefing took place at the MCSO Training Facility in Huntsville.

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