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By Joe Thomas
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Atmore man arrested for murder

Captured in Texas, Dailey jailed on $1 million bond for shooting death of Richard Shavers


February 11, 2021


An Atmore man who has been wanted since November, 2020, was captured last week in Texas and brought back to Escambia County, Ala., to face murder charges in the Nov. 27 shooting death of 17-year old Richard Shavers.

Rodarius Tyrig Dailey, 22, 155 Harris St., was charged with murder. During a bond hearing Monday, District Attorney Steve Billy told District Judge Eric Coale that the case will more than likely be upgraded to capital murder that carries a possible death sentence if Dailey is convicted.

Atmore police were dispatched Nov. 27 shortly before 3:30 a.m. after police received a 911 ca...

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