Man Charged With Dekalb County Murder

Christopher Todd Landers

An arrest has been made in connection with the murder on Lookout Mountain.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says 35-year old Christopher Todd Landers of the Mount Vernon Community is charged with murder in the death of 65-year old Michael Lynn Jenkins, also of Mount Vernon.

Landers was detained at the crime scene Wednesday after 911 calls were made from his residence indicating a person had been shot.

Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was transported to Huntsville for an autopsy at the Alabama Department of Forensics Science.

Charges were filed today after consulting with District Attorney Mike O’Dell and a review of the evidence.

Bond has been set at $100,000.00 Landers is being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center at this time.

The investigation into the homicide is continuing and further leads are being pursued.


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