Hartselle Police investigate fatal stabbing

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HARTSELLE, Ala. – One person is dead and another is in custody after a fatal incident near Main Street in Hartselle.

Lt. Alan McDearmond with Hartselle Police Department tells News 19 officers were called to the intersection of Corsbie Street and Woodall Street for a reported altercation around 5:30 Wednesday evening.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of 44-year-old Charles Cameron Hill near the Hartselle gymnastics building near the intersection, with at least four apparent stab wounds to his torso.

Lt. McDearmond told News 19 Hill went to the home of Billy Joe Lindley, in the 400th block of Woodall Street. Hill reportedly got into an argument with Lindley’s brother outside the home.

Police said Lindley came outside and stabbed Hill.

“After he stabbed him, [Hill] tried to flee and [Lindley] chased him, stabbed him a few more times,” explained Lt. McDearmond. “[Hill] tried to retreat into a building at the gymnastics facility here in town on Corsbie street. Of course with all the commotion going on the people inside were a little bit scared and leery of what was going on so they locked the doors and called the police.”

Hill ultimately died outside the building.

Billy Joe Lindley, 49, was found near the scene. Police interviewed several witnesses and identified him as their suspect. Lindley was taken to the police department where officers say he confessed to killing Hill.

Lindley was arrested and charged with murder. He was taken to the Morgan County Correction with a $250,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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