Opelika man charged with murder after nine year investigation

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 1, 2013 

OPELIKA, Ala. — An Opelika man was charged Wednesday with murder of a man who was killed in 2004, according to an Opelika Police Department press release.

Police officers responded to King's Trailer Park on April 4, 2004, after receiving reports of an assault. When they arrived, Opelika resident Kevin Earl Webb was found dead inside of his home. He had multiple gunshot wounds.

On Wednesday at about 1:35 p.m., Timothy Lamar Chambers, 33, was arrested at the intersection of 14th Street and First Avenue on outstanding warrants. He was charged with murder and first degree robbery in connection with the incident. Chambers was later transported to the Lee County Detention Facility.

Opelika Capt. Bruce DeLong said Thursday that he was not at liberty to give details on how officers connected Chambers to Webb's death.

DeLong said investigators conducted a traffic stop on Chambers at arrested him at the intersection after gathering enough information reasonably make the charge. The information was gathered over the span of nine years through numerous interviews with family members and persons close to the situation.

"If a case isn't solved in a reasonable amount of time, we don't forget about it," DeLong said. "It's been a continual process and we were finally able to get enough information to come up with a suspect and make an arrest."

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