Columbiana man arrested, charged in July 4 murder


COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WIAT) – One week after the murder, the man accused of committing the act has been arrested. Dennis Little was arrested by police Thursday in connection with a July 4 homicide.

The victim, 65-year-old Johnny Lee Patterson, was found behind a home off Looney Road Friday morning.

Police are not saying how he died and have not released a motive.

Little was arrested the day of the murder for public intoxication. He’s being held on $1 million bond.

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