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Tallapoosa County murder suspect arrested

Willie Wyckoff is charged with the murder of Michael Johnson.
Willie Wyckoff is charged with the murder of Michael Johnson.(Source: Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 10:22 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 5:18 PM CDT
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TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says a wanted man is in custody.

Willie Wyckoff, 59, was arrested near Dadeville Monday afternoon. He is charged with the murder of 70-year-old Michael Johnson.

Abbett said Johnson’s body was found in a wooded area of Highway 50 Friday night. Deputies found his body while investigating a nearby abandoned vehicle.

Abbett said they determined a crime may have happened there. After further investigation, a murder warrant was issued against Wyckoff.

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