Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office announces arrest in couple’s murder in Asbury

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Denie and Pamela Tucker (Photo: Tucker Milling LLC/Facebook)

Denie and Pamela Tucker (Photo: Tucker Milling LLC/Facebook)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has announced a major break in a murder investigation.  They’ve made an arrest in the deaths of Denie and Pamela Tucker, who were killed in their home on Pea Ridge Road in Asbury on September 10.

Jeffery Lee McKelvey (Photo: Marshall County Jail)

Jeffery Lee McKelvey (Photo: Marshall County Jail)

Jeffery Lee McKelvey, 46, of Decatur was arrested on Friday afternoon.  He is charged with murder and is being held in the Marshall County Jail on $1 million bond.

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing further details at this time.  More arrests are likely, we’ve learned.

After the couple’s murder, investigators kept tight-lipped about the case.  The Tuckers were found dead in their home the evening of Friday, September 11.  Many asked questions about their deaths, including family members and neighbors, but no answers were given, including information about how they died. Denie was 68 and Pamela was 64.

A week later, Sheriff Scott Walls said the couple was murdered and announced a $10,000 reward in the case.   Denie and Pamela Tucker were well known in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office says it is thankful for assistance from the Marshall Co. District Attorney’s Office, Albertville Police, Arab Police, Decatur Police, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, F.B.I., and the U.S. Marshals Service.