Police, ABI still investigating Eutaw Homicide

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The investigation continues into a homicide Jan. 31 at the Eutaw Trailer Park.

Derrick Edwards, 28, of Eutaw, was fatally shot twice with what officials believe was a handgun. No weapon has yet been found, Eutaw Police Chief Reginald Spencer said Monday.

Eutaw police and Alabama Bureau of Investigation officials are waiting on forensic information from Tuscaloosa. The autopsy will also be performed at a state forensic lab in Tuscaloosa, Spencer said.

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No arrests in the murder have been made.

Raymond Powell, the owner of the trailer, where the crime occurred, was arrested for what is considered an unrelated drug charge. He remains in the Greene County Jail on $50,000 bond.

The victim was wanted in connection with outstanding warrants for robbery and assault cases in December 2003 in the north Snoddy community, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.

ABI investigators have questioned Samuel Braggs, 25, of Eutaw, said Greene County Sheriff Johnny Isaac. “What the status is – I don’t know,” the sheriff said. Braggs was arrested Feb. 5 for an old charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and a parole violation.