Jackson Co. man arrested for murdering his father Sunday

WAFF 48's Savannah Sapp reporting
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 10:30 AM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 1:34 PM CDT
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JACKSON Co., Ala. (WAFF) - A Section man was arrested Sunday for killing his father.

According to an official with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Byron Shaver, 48, was arrested on Mother’s Day for killing his father, Joe Shaver Jr., 74.

Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and an officer with the Powell Police Department responded to a home on County Road 19 for a welfare check. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found Joe Shaver Jr. dead in front of the home.

Jackson County Sheriff Rocky Harnen said deputies had been called to the home several times for “disturbances.” He also said an argument broke out before a family member called to ask for a welfare check on Joe Shaver Jr. and his son.

”There have been situations out there in the past,” Harnen said. “I can’t tell you an exact number, but more than 10. I know we’ve been out there, and I know Section PD has been out there several times for domestic calls where there’s an argument or some kind of odd behavior going on with the now suspect.”

Following an investigation, Byron Shaver was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail where he was charged with murder. At this time bond has not been set. An autopsy will be conducted on the body.

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