Two suspects in the stabbing death of a Lauderdale County man Monday night were captured in Florida this afternoon, Sheriff Ronnie Willis said.
He said Shannon Paul Brewer, 24, and his brother, Jerry Lee Brewer, 25, were apprehended in Tallahassee, Fla., by U.S. Marshal agents.
"We're trying to determine now how we can get them back here for questioning," Willis said.
Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to determine the motive in the stabbing death of Mark Allen Dishon, 49.
Dishon was stabbed numerous times at his residence at 64 Lauderdale 638, which is near the Zip City community. A woman who also lives at the house, Sandra Sikes, 66, was stabbed, but her injuries are not life threatening, authorities said this morning.
The incident was reported at 9:25 p.m. Monday.
Willis named Shannon Paul Brewer, 7876 Lauderdale 200, Florence, as a suspect this morning. He added that Jerry Lee Brewer, 1402 S.W. Eighth St., Sheffield,was also likely involved but not in the attack.
Investigators believe the suspect left in a blue Hyundai, which was later found abandoned behind Foodland in Killen.
“While we were responding to the scene where the stabbing took place, we got a call from Fuel Company on U.S. 43 in Killen that a sports utility vehicle had been stolen,” Willis said. “The store employee pulled his vehicle in front of the store while he was closing. He said he saw a blue Hyundai pull up and a man got out of the passenger’s side of the vehicle, jumped into his SUV and took off heading south on U.S. 43.
“We think they drove to the shopping mall in Killen, dropped off the Hyundai and likely headed out of town. This all happened between 10:30 and 10:50 last night.”
Willis said the brothers were in the white, 2001 Toyota Sequoia that was stolen from the convenienxw store on U.S. 43.
Investigators reportedly found evidence linking the suspect to the attack at a residence on Lauderdale 24 and have established a crime scene there as well.
Willis said an autopsy will be conducted on Dishon, which he hopes will provide information about the weapon used.