MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police arrested a suspect and charged him with the murder of missing Mobile man Justin Hasty, 25, Tuesday evening, October 30.
Brandon Estle, 26, was booked in to Mobile Metro Jail Tuesday night and charged with murder after Mobile police and the Mobile County Sheriff's Office worked the scene of a homicide off Hi Fields Road around noon.
Estle, who was arrested on the scene Tuesday, said he acted in self-defense.
Officials said Hasty's body was found in a field at the end of a gravel road in Grand Bay near Grand Bay-Wilmer and Dawes roads after the MCSO received a call Tuesday afternoon.
Hasty's family reported him missing on Monday after he didn't show up to work. Tuesday, investigators combed through his home for clues as to his disappearance, which they called suspicious.
MPD said, during the search of Hasty's home, they found evidence of a struggle.
FOX10 News will have more on the story as it develops.
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