ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Bond has been set at $260,000.00 for 52-year old Joel Moyers. He’s charged with murder following the Saturday night shooting death of 26-year old Brandon Hydrick.
In order to make bond, Moyers must also:
- Surrender all firearms that he owns,
- Not possess any firearm while he is on bond,
- Not return to the property where he was living in the Belle Mina area, which is where the shooting occurred, and
- Move back to his previous home in Cullman County.
According to Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely, Hydrick and his brother, Ryan, were heading home after a bonfire with friends, when they stopped along Fennell Road.
Blakely says Moyers became suspicious when he saw their truck on the road around 3 a.m.. Moyers then left his house and pursued the men with his AK-47 in hand.
Blakely says Moyers attempted to stop their truck and get a tag number, but when they saw the gun they tried to speed away. That’s when Moyers says he fired a warning shot.
Instead, investigators say, the bullet went through the tailgate of the truck, into the cab, and struck Brandon Hydrick in the back, killing him on the scene.
Moyers is charged with murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He remains in the Limestone County Detention Facility in Athens.