Anniston police arrest man for plotting to commit a murder


ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) — Police in Anniston arrested and charged a Golden Springs man Thursday for plotting a murder.

Matthew Merrill was arrested on May 4 for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription drugs and public drunkenness.

While police were arresting Merrill, they discovered he planned to commit a murder.

His case was forwarded to the district attorney’s office and Merrill was rearrested on Thursday.

He was place in the Calhoun County Jail.

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