Three Arrested on Capital Murder Charges in Ozark

By: Vanessa Araiza
By: Vanessa Araiza

Three men are behind bars in connection with a murder in Ozark earlier this week.

It was a tragic scene early Tuesday morning as yellow tape lined the home of 24-year-old Miles Ansley who was shot in the head and later died.

Over the past 48 hours, investigators have been working together and made three arrests in connection to Ansley's murder.

Police Chief Tony Spivey says the first suspect, 31-year-old Donovan Duane Beaty from Ozark was initially thought to be a witness, but later found he was allegedly involved.

Late Wednesday night, investigators found the other two suspects 23-year-old Alvin Facion Jr. and 21-year-old Darrell Lashep Facion through telephone records with Beaty.

Chief Spivey says the motive was robbery and the evidence points to drugs.

Chief Spivey says a tip from the public helped lead the investigation.

The three suspects are currently in the Dale County Jail without bond.

Their trial date has yet to be set.

All three men face capital murder charges and could get the death penalty.

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  • by Nobia Location: Lavender on Dec 18, 2007 at 07:56 AM
    I would like to send condolences to the Ansley family. I would also like more information on Alvin Facion's current situation. If anyone has any contact with the Facion family or has a way for me to get in touch with Alvin please contact me at or
  • by quinton Location: ozark,AL on Dec 4, 2007 at 07:09 AM
    This was such a senseless murder i do not even know where to start.I JUST WANT TO COMMEND THE OZARK POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR NOT LETTING MY FRIEND BECOME statistic.To ben we love u and u will never be forgotten.May god bless u all.
  • by LeShunn McLeod Location: Jacksonville,AL on Dec 1, 2007 at 07:59 PM
    This was such a tragedy. Miles was a high school friend of mines and it was so sad to hear of his death. Thanks for giving him the media he deserves. he was a good person. And thank you Chief Spivey for staying on the case. God Bless!
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