A grand jury earlier this month indicted two men on murder charges in separate 2017 cases, according to court records filed Tuesday.
Lequinton Jermaine King, 19, was charged with murder in connection with the August shooting death of 36-year-old James Byrd Jr.
On Aug. 14 police were called to a small Lenlock shopping strip at the corner of Glade Road East and Weaver Road after patrons at a Sonic drive-in across the street heard gunfire, Anniston police said. Byrd was discovered shot to death inside his Dodge Caliber.
Police said King, a Pleasant Grove resident, was in town to meet with Byrd when the shooting occurred. King was charged in connection with the crime in October and waived the case to a grand jury in November.
According to court records, a grand jury indicted the teen on the charge on Feb. 5. King remained free on a $500,000 bond on Tuesday.
In another case, a Roderick Orr, a Fort Payne man, was charged in October with murder in the death of 57-year-old Samuel Sims.
In November, Orr waived a preliminary hearing and sent the case to a grand jury. The grand jury returned an indictment on the murder charge on Feb. 5, according to court records. Orr remained free on a $75,000 bond on Tuesday.