St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the dead man as 19-year-old Robert Joseph Denton of Moody.
Capt. Billy Murray with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department identified the four suspects as Mark Lyle Massey, 19, of Trussville; Richard Allen Holloway, 18, of Leeds; Duel Wayne Pope, 21, of Leeds; and Nicholas Bell, 20, of Trussville.
Three of the four suspects are in the St. Clair County Jail in Pell City while Holloway is in the county jail in Ashville. All four are being held without bond.
Murray said Denton, Massey and Holloway were armed with baseball bats, made entry at a residence in the Trails End community of Moody just before midnight Feb. 11. Murray added that the resident of the home was assaulted but shot and killed Denton during the invasion. The resident suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Russell said he pronounced Denton dead at 12:45 a.m. Feb. 12 at the scene. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest, Russell said.
Russell said Denton lived off Marketta Spur Road in the Moody area.
Murray said Massey was apprehended about 25 minutes after the shooting at the Brompton Chevron. Holloway was captured Friday afternoon at a Birmingham motel. Pope and Bell were apprehended late Friday afternoon in the Moody area.
Murray said the reason these four men are being charged with felony murder is “because a murder occurred during the course of these individuals committing a burglary.”
Murray added that this is a Class A felony, which carries a sentence of up to life in prison.
An initial hearing for the four suspects before a St. Clair County judge has not yet been set.