MPD makes arrest in connection to a 2014 murder

38-year-old Jervoris Scarbrough charged with murder.
Published: Dec. 19, 2022 at 6:25 PM CST
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - MPD has arrested Jervoris Scarbrough, 38, in connection to the murder of David Patrick Kyles, 29, back in 2014, according to police.

Scarbrough was silent, not saying a word, while he was being escorted to Metro Jail Monday.

On Oct. 10, 2014, police said they found Kyles handcuffed and shot near the intersection of Theodore Dawes Road and Interstate 10. Kyles was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives said they determined a male subject was impersonating a police officer and had Kyles pulled over.

Kyles’ girlfriend De’Audrey Stokes says she was on the phone with him moments before he died.

Stokes says she rushed to the scene that night when she felt something was wrong.

“I see him laid out, handcuffs, car gone, he shot,” Stokes said. “Shot, I don’t know how many times he was shot but he’s dead, just laying there.”

Police say Kyles’ 2002 black Honda Accord was missing.

Investigators recovered the suspect’s vehicle near the crime scene in a wooded area.

According to police a stolen police tag and police vest were found inside.

Scarbrough is charged with murder and first-degree kidnapping.

MPD says the family is grateful to finally have this closure after all these years.

FOX 10 News is told Kyles was the father of two children.

It’s unclear if Kyles and Scarbrough knew each other.


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