Chatom man arrested and charged with murder

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 10:44 PM CDT
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CHATOM, Ala. (WALA) - A homicide investigation in Chatom claimed the life of one man and sent another to jail.

It did not take long to make an arrest in the case. According to court records, 42-year-old Renaldo James was booked into the Washington County Jail Wednesday night just hours after the crime. He’s charged with murder and currently remains jailed with no set bond.

According to Chatom Police, they got the call just before 7 o’clock Wednesday night reporting a shooting on Bay Avenue. Once on the scene, officers found a 55-year-old man dead on the sidewalk.

Investigators determined their suspect was Renaldo James.

According to court records, the suspect lives on Bay Avenue. Court records also identify the victim as Patrick Henderson and say that Renaldo James shot and killed him with a 9mm semi automatic handgun.

Meanwhile, James was appointed attorney Ernest McCorquodale to represent him. He initially had a pretrial detention hearing Wednesday morning but that was continued until Tuesday, March 21.