WALKER COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR PARTICIPATION IN GIRLFRIEND’S DEATH

A 38-year-old Walker County man is behind bars, accused in the blunt force trauma death of his girlfriend.

Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith identified the victim as 50-year-old Stacey Hogan. She also went by the name Stacey Campbell. Her boyfriend, Michael Gene Bolin, is being held pending a formal murder charge.

The investigation began Wednesday afternoon when authorities say Bolin called 911 to report a burglary at his girlfriend’s mobile home in the 4000 block of Highway 269 in Walker County’s Parrish area. Bolin told dispatchers Hogan was unresponsive.

“In an investigation, in conversation with witnesses in the scene, led to some discrepancies that we had with the boyfriend’s statement,” Investigator Carl Carpenter of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office said. “We hammered some of that stuff out and found out that he had gotten into a physical altercation with her the night before he left the residence and when he returned.”

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair said the murder warrant against Bolin will be obtained by the end of the day. He said investigators also have carried out two search warrants in connection with the ongoing investigation.

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