A Dowelltown man has been charged as a suspect in a murder last March in Shelbyville.
Colby Ray Watford, 26, was picked up recently by Shelbyville police and DeKalb County deputies at a Dowelltown residence. He is charged with first degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond.
Watford was allegedly involved in the March death of Artenchis Wainwright, 33, who died shortly after being severely beaten by a masked man at his Chestnut Drive home.
Wainwright, 33, died at the scene. Arriving officers found Wainwright bleeding profusely from a head wound.
Wainwright’s girlfriend, who was not injured, told police two masked men wearing black clothing were waiting when she and Wainwright arrived home. They put her in a closet and one man beat Wainwright.
The assailants allegedly stole Wainwright’s vehicle as they left. The vehicle was found burned in Murfreesboro.