Suspects charged with the murder of Neal Barber

Published: Sep. 11, 2018 at 5:31 PM CDT
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Dothan Police say this crime was apparently committed during an argument over drugs.

The body of 59 year old Neal Craft Barber was found Monday morning lying in a driveway in the 300 block of Pettus Street.

He had apparently died from blunt force trauma.

Dothan Police Lt. Lynn Watkins says Barber had been in a fight with 24-year-old Dentavious Givens and 20-year-old Jatavion Collins early Monday morning.

Watkins says "We would've liked to get-gotten a report well before we did in this case...maybe there would've been something we could've done to maybe save his life. Unfortunately, that didn't happen in this case and it's tragic but anybody that sees an assault taking place, go ahead and notify the police department so we can get there and get that person medical treatment as soon as possible."

Both Givens and Collins are being held without bond.