Murder victim related to suspect

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2006

DIXON MILLS &8212; Bobby Hayes, 44, of Surgeon, was found lying dead outside his Ford Explorer last Thursday night. According to his brother, Carl Hayes, Bobby knew the two men that have been charged with his death. Tony Bouler, 30, and Quinton Young, 26, face capital murder charges in the case.

Sheriff Jesse Langley could not confirm that it was a set up. &8220;There are a lot of rumors going around about this case. It happens in every case eventually. We are suspecting robbery as the motive, but that is it at this time,&8221; said Langley.

According to Carl Hayes, Bobby Hayes was the kind of person everybody loved. &8220;He was a church member at the Pentecostal Church of Choctaw Bluff and a minister of gospel music. He helped everyone he could help. He was never in trouble with the law in any way. He never drank, smoked or did drugs. He never bothered anyone and did not have a temper.

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Bobby worked for a gravel company in Thomasville.

Before working with a gravel company, Bobby owned his own trucking business. &8220;He was the owner and operator for his own trucking business. He contracted his trucks for several different companies over the years.&8221;

Bobby lived with his mother, who is a cancer patient. According to Carl, his mother, Annie, had to be taken to the doctor because she was not eating or sleeping.

Hayes said his brother was a quiet type. &8220;All he ever did was work and come home. He wasn&8217;t married, and didn&8217;t have any children. He considered my four children to be his, and spent a lot of time with them.&8221;

According to Carl, his aunt called him around Friday saying that Bobby was missing, and that Bobby always called if he were going to be away from home for a long time.

The Alabama Department of Forensics released the body late Tuesday evening.