Man accused of murdering girlfriend arrested for sodomy, sex abuse of child

Man accused of murdering girlfriend arrested for sodomy, sex abuse of child

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A man who was charged with murdering his girlfriend has now been arrested for sodomy.

William Lewis Payton was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff's Office for strong arm sodomy and sex abuse of a child under 12.

February 17 charges were dropped against him for the murder of Tonya Amerson.

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Her body was found behind the Jones Valley Target store.

The judge said the case "will rely heavily on forensic evidence," which is not back yet. Since they have no new evidence to meet the judge's request, they dismissed the case on Feb. 17.

Payton is still the main focus of the murder investigation.

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