Man charged with kidnapping and murder in DeKalb County

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Franklin Ledel Blevins (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Franklin Ledel Blevins (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A man was booked into the DeKalb County Jail Wednesday morning on kidnapping and murder charges.

Franklin Ledel Blevins is charged with kidnapping 2nd and murder. His bond is currently set at $50,000.

Investigator have not released any information about the circumstances surrounding Blevins’ arrest, but we do know he was arrested in Fort Payne in 2013 after running from police and crashing his vehicle. That crash killed a woman – Leanna Ivey, 32, from Huntsville.

Blevins was on federal probation at the time of the crash.

WHNT News 19 is aggressively working to gather more information.

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