UPDATE: Man Arrested in Sheffield Murder

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – The Sheffield Police Department has arrested a man in a murder that happened Saturday night.

Police say James Christopher Martin, 37, is charged with the murder of Thomas Grant Campbell.

Martin is in jail. His bond is set at $100,000.

Police say the incident happened at a home on 18th Court around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley says Campbell, 27, died from a gunshot wound.

More details are coming.  We’ll have the latest on WHNT News 19 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.


  • WillyWonka

    Sounds like the safest place for Mr. Martin would be under the county jail. Grant has a lot of brothers. I was afraid the police were going to look the other way. Maybe justice will be served by the law in this case.

  • Marla wright

    I mean so everyone thinks its ok for somebody to come into someone else’s house holding them at knife point?

  • Semper fi

    Loved ones? Do you have nothing
    Better to do than spout off about
    Something that you have no facts
    To base this opinion on? I could
    Be of the opinion that your father
    Should serve time for allowing your
    Seed to propagate on the same planet
    As I am on however I don’t I’m quite certain
    That God or whatever it is has some use
    For people such as yourself however i do
    Not. Was Mr.Martin one of your
    Loved ones? I feel this is a valid
    Question as Grant was one of mine. Before
    You reply to current events maybe you should wait and let the
    Mush in your head absorb some of the information
    That is sure to be released in the near future.

  • ?

    This is very tragic.I pray for grant’s family and friends as they have lost someone. I also pray for chris and his family as well. The facts will come out soon but right now no one knows what happened but the people that were there and one of them is gone. I am a friend and knew both of them and the truth will come out. The fact still remains that this is a tradegy that is affecting 2 families and both need to be prayed for.

  • DD

    Terrible situation for both families to be in but God help the man that comes on my property and threatens my family with or without a weapon.

  • Michael Smith

    Authorities said Campbell and Martin got into an altercation at a Sheffield home on Saturday. According to witness statements, Campbell then held a woman at knife point in front of two children. One of the children asked Campbell to let their mother go and when he did, that’s when witnesses said Martin shot him.

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