Murder cases headed to grand jury


Several murder cases have been bound over by Walker County District Court for further hearings before a grand jury, District Attorney Bill Adair announced Monday on Facebook.

Robert Warren, 51, was bound over on the charges of murder and abuse of a corpse. His bond amount was set at $250,000 cash. 

Warren, a Carbon Hill City Council member, was arrested in March after the body of 51-year-old Lisa Michele Benton Clements was found in Greene County on March 7. She had been reported been missing Monday, Feb. 24. While she was listed as Lisa Benton Warren to the public while she was missing, Carbon Hill Police Chief Eric House said Clements was the name on the victim's drivers  license and he did not think she was actually legally married to Warren. 

According to a court complaint that upgraded the charges from manslaughter to murder, Warren caused her death "by striking in the head with an object more than once." 

Dustin Morgan, 31, was bound over on the charges of murder and attempted murder. Bond was set at $1 million cash in each case. 

Morgan was arrested in March and charged with the murder of Mark Christopher Simmons. According to court documents, Morgan shot Simmons with a shotgun while at or near 3819 Highway 269 in Oakman on March 27.

Michael Bolin, 38, was bound over on murder charges with bond set at $500,000 cash.

According to court documents, Bolin struck, shoved or kicked Stacey Hogan Campbell on March 25, resulting in her death at 4301 Highway 269 in Parrish.

Demetrices Hines, 56, was bound over for first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault. Bond was set at $250,000 cash. 

According to court documents, Hines assaulted and held a man at gunpoint in Nauvoo while committing theft of a Ruger AR15 on March 3, 2020.

Hines was indicted by a grand jury in September 2017 on murder charges in a case that stemmed from the shooting death of 24-year-old Justin Madison of Nauvoo in September 2011.

In February, a trial date was set for Aug. 3, 2020.