DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - The Daphne Police Department has arrested James Terell Winston for the capital murder of Bernard Volcheck.
Police said Eastern Shore Motel cleaning staff found Volcheck's body inside his room Thursday, April 25 and called investigators.
"Yeah we will release he was strangled. Mr. Volcheck was strangled, it's going to be a homicide by strangulation. So we can release that now and we'll say that, so Mr. Winston went into his hotel room strangled him and took his car keys and left with his car. We've just got some answers for this family, and now we can tell them what happened to their father," said Lt. Jud Beedy, with the Daphne Police Department.
Investigators found surveillance video that caught Volcheck's vehicle leaving the motel at around 10:30 p.m. on April 24, 2013.
Winston was arrested Friday, April 26, at the Eastern Shore Motel for unrelated charges.
Police said Winston's girlfriend was driving Volcheck's car when it was recovered on Larry Street in Daphne.
They said after Winston's girlfriend was interviewed, the vehicle was searched and more video evidence was collected. Detectives said probable cause was established to arrest Winston for capital murder.
Police said during an interview with detectives Winston confessed to killing Volcheck.
Detectives believe items belonging to Mr. Volcheck were discarded on the roadside on Rigsby Road near Bayview Cemetery. Anyone who found any packages, papers, or other property near this location is asked to turn these items over to police.
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