Details released for ongoing murder investigation


Decatur – New details have been released in the ongoing investigation for a teen murdered nearly two years ago.


Decatur Police have connected the gun recovered from the murder of 24 year old Billy Rutherford to evidence found at the murder of 17 year old Caleb Witty. Both murders occurred in August of 2011.  Police have arrested 29 year old Daniel C. Jones for Weapon Possession.


Police say he was allegedly holding the gun for Demeco Hill, that gun was analyzed and believed to be used in both Witty and Rutherford murders. Demeco Hill was arrested back in September of 2011. He is currently awaiting pre-trial hearings for the murder of Rutherford.


Witty and his 14 year old sister were walking home from the Decatur Celebration, when Witty jumped in front of his sister during a robbery and was shot to death. No one has been arrested for the murder of Witty. Anyone with information should call Decatur Police or Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.

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