Section, Ala. – During the late morning hours on Sunday, deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and an officer from the Powell Police Department responded to a residence on County Road 19 in Section, Alabama, to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival, deputies located 74-year-old Joe Bob Shaver, Jr., deceased in front of the residence, with apparent trauma to his head.
As a result of this investigation, 48-year-old Byron Heath Shavers of Section, AL. was arrested and charged with murder and transported to the Jackson County Jail without incident. At this time, no bond has been set. This investigation is continuing by the Investigations Division of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.