Suspects jailed in 2 murder cases
Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Three people are facing murder charges in two separate cases in Escambia County.
Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson said a couple in Atmore have been charged in the death of a two-month-old child that prompted an investigation in April.
An Evergreen man has been arrested following an incident that left one dead and one severely injured near Flomaton Saturday night.
According to Jackson, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office conducted a death investigation into the suspicious death of a 2 month old child on April 9.
“The child had numerous bruises to the body and had suffered severe head trauma,” Jackson said. “A thorough investigation was completed by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Human Resources lead to two arrests.”
Shelby Shyanne Comalander and Larry William Jackson, were arrested and placed in custody at the Escambia County Detention Center without bond pending an upcoming hearing.
This case remains open.
Comalander, 24, of Riley Road in Atmore is the mother of the child and is being held on charges of murder and aggravated child abuse.
Jackson, 48, also of Riley Road in Atmore, is also facing one count of murder and one count of aggravated child abuse as well as one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Jackson is the step-father and boyfriend of Comalander according to Sheriff Jackson.
In a separate case, Shawn Miller, 42, was arrested on murder and assault charges and remains in jail as of press time Tuesday with no bond.
He is accused of shooting his brother after severely beating his father late Saturday, Sheriff Heath Jackson said.
Jackson said the incident took place at the home of Miller’s brother on Old Foshee Road north of Flomaton off Hwy. 113.
Jackson said there had been an apparent argument between Miller and his brother, Benjamin, prior to the shooting. The 49-year-old Benjamin Miller was killed in the incident.
Shawn Miller is also accused of an altercation with his father, Donald Miller, who was severely injured in the altercation. The victim was airlifted to a Pensacola, Fla., medical facility and was listed in critical condition following the incident.
Jackson said Donald Miller was later transferred to a Birmingham hospital where he remains following multiple surgeries for his injuries. His condition was unknown as of press time Tuesday afternoon.
Miller may face other charges as the investigation into the incident continues. He was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center just after midnight on May 14 where he will remain pending a hearing.