On Tuesday, police arrested Demontae Antwon Jones, 25, of Anniston on Gurnee Avenue and charged him with murder in the shooting death of Dequirea Royal.
Royal, 24, was shot in the head at her Constantine Homes residence on April 6. At the time of the shooting, police had not identified any suspects and the case was classified as an open homicide investigation.
Anniston police Sgt. Josh Doggrell said police are still investigating the murder and are looking at the possibility of further arrests. In April, police charged Kenmonte Jacobe Winsley, 23, with murder in Royal’s death; a grand jury in August indicted Winsley on the charge.
Winsley currently is serving a 15-year sentence on a first-degree robbery charge to which he pleaded guilty in 2011, according to state court records. Winsley had been free on probation and a suspended sentence, but went to prison after his arrest on the murder charge, court records show.
Royal was a sergeant in the Alabama National Guard and worked as a cook for the 167th Forward Support Company, in Oxford. At the time of her death, she was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in June.
Jones on Thursday was being held at the Anniston City Jail. Bond was set at $100,000.
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