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Man Arrested in Connection With Eric Woods' Death PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jimmy Holbrook   
Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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The Mobile County Sheriff's Office is reporting that 24-year-old Matthew Ryan Howard of Mobile has been arrested in connection with a murder in 2016.

MCSO Spokeswoman Lori Myles confirmed the arrest and said that Howard has been taken in for questioning in the death of 18-year-old Eric Wood of Chattooga County,Georgia.

On Dec. 12, 2016, MCSO deputies found Wood's body badly decomposed body in Wilmer beside the railroad tracks near Glenwood Road.

 Myles said Howard had barricaded himself inside his home in the Wilmer area around 2:50 p.m. when deputies arrived. He has an arrest record in Mobile County dating back to 2010.

He's previously been arrested for probation revocation, first-degree criminal trespassing, two counts of second-degree burglary and third-degree theft of property.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 February 2017 )
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