Charges filed in murder investigation

Published 8:09 am Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An Andalusia man has been arrested and charged with capital murder for the death of a Butler County man.

Shelton L. Foster, 59, is accused of murdering 48-year-old Donnie Earl Bone in an area off Old Drag Strip Road on Thursday.

A hunter found Bone’s body under a tarp shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday. Law enforcement struggled to identify the body until Bone’s family reported him missing around 3 a.m. Friday morning.

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Police are still awaiting autopsy results before releasing how Bone was killed; however, Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks said previously the incident “was something that happened between two people.”

Online databases list Foster as the owner of Cobra & Mystery LLC., the site where investigators found Bone’s truck abandoned early Friday morning.

Foster could face the death penalty, or life in prison, if convicted of the Class A felony.

He is currently being held in the Covington County Jail without bond.