Autauga County murder suspect arrested

The Autauga County Sheriff's Office is seeking Richard Cleckler in connection to a Sunday...
The Autauga County Sheriff's Office is seeking Richard Cleckler in connection to a Sunday morning homicide in Marbury.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 2:53 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 7:41 PM CDT
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AUTAUGA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Authorities have arrested an armed and dangerous man wanted in connection to a Sunday morning homicide in Marbury.

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office announced that officials have arrested Richard Kiley Cleckler, 49, and are holding him in the Autauga County Metro Jail without bond.

Deputies responded to a suspicious activity call at about 8 a.m. in the 3000 block of Highway 143 in Marbury. There, they found the body of a man they’ve since identified as Geames Kyle Weathers, 33. Investigators said the victim had been shot multiple times.

The sheriff’s office believes Cleckler and Weathers were involved in a confrontation and that Cleckler ultimately shot and killed the victim. A motive was not immediately clear.

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