Three Face Capital Murder Charge In Jamie Travers Shooting

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A total of three men now face capital murder charges for the June 18th burglary, attempted robbery and killing of 21-year old Jamie Travers.

Decatur Police spokesperson Lt. John Crouch says Dewayne Hicks, 22, was questioned Tuesday by investigators after he came the police station saying he had heard officers wanted to talk with him. He was later taken into custody at his mother’s house without incident.

Earlier this week, Ryan Caudle, 21, was arrested in Detroit by U.S. Marshals. He remains incarcerated there awaiting extradition to Alabama. Decatur Police investigators flew to Detroit to talk with Caudle and upon their return filed charges against Hicks and a third man, Charles Makekau, a former friend and roommate of Travers.

Crouch says Caudle is not fighting extradition and should be returned to Alabama in a few days. Hicks, according to Crouch, remains in the Decatur City Jail awaiting transfer to the Morgan County Jail.

Makekau was arrested by Decatur Police and U.S. Marshals in Birmingham after he fled the Decatur area. He was charged with perjury after police say he intentionally provided misleading information about the case in an effort to mislead investigators. Crouch says Makekau, who was living with Travers but was not at home at the time of the killing, provided crucial information to Hicks and Caudle was charged with capital murder Wednesday as an accessory to the crime.

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