Two arrests have been made in the 2011 murder of a Prichard Police Department chaplain’s son, according to the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.
Alexander Frank Williams, 27, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with the murder of 32-year-old Remano Campbell. The victim’s wife, Eugenia Campbell has also been arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Harrison County, Miss. in connection to the murder, although it’s not clear what she will be charged with, said Robin Hudson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Campbell was the son of Patricia Zine, who was PPD chaplain at the time of the shooting.
“Zine was chaplain with the previous administration,” said Robin Hudson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Media reports at the time stated that Remano Campbell, a U.S. Army veteran and father of four, was shot multiple times outside of his home on Gartman Lane in Eight Mile.
The arrest was made after the PPD became aware of new information in the case and turned it over to Rich’s office. The U.S. Marshals’ Office was also involved in searching for Williams.
“It was a team effort,” Hudson said. “If it wasn’t for the Prichard Police Department’s new information we wouldn’t have been able to make the arrest. If it wasn’t for the U.S. Marshals’ Office tracking the suspect down we wouldn’t have any news today.”
The shooting occurred in the PPD jurisdiction, but Rich’s office has been handling the investigation since the PPD investigator originally assigned to the case left the department, and since Jerry Speziale took over as chief last fall, Hudson said.
She said it’s common for a department to hand over its investigation in situations where a lead investigator leaves the force.
Williams will be in court tomorrow for a bond hearing. Hudson said she wasn’t sure when a bond hearing for Eugenia Campbell would occur.
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