BY BRUCE BRANUM
The Greenville Standard
Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement last week indicating that three men and one woman had been arrested for the murder of two Evergeen men near the Garland community on Dilly Hill Road.
The release stated, “The following defendants are charged with crimes related to the burglary, robbery, kidnapping and murders of Cortez Dees and Luman Williams, who were shot to death on June 2.”
“Courtney Andrews, 31, of Birmingham, was arrested on Sept. 21.”
“Nathaniel Anthony Fortune, 29, of Birmingham, was arrested on Sept. 27.”
“Jonathan Leonard Willis, 35, of Birmingham was arrested on Oct. 9.”
“Kaia Fortune, 18, of Birmingham was arrested on Oct. 12.”
All four have been charged with four counts of capital murder and one count of tampering with evidence.
Dees and Williams were found on Dilly Hill Road after a passerby noticed their bodies in a wooded area and reported it the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The car in which Dees and Williams were driving was taking to Tram Road near the I65 exit to Georgiana and burned.
Marshall thanked local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and especially Sheriff Kenny Harden and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for their contributions to the investigation, and District Attorney Charlotte Tesmers’s Office in the press release.
No further information is available about the investigation or about the defendants’ crimes other than that stated in the warrants for their arrest at this time.
Harden thanked the McKenzie Police Department and the Attorney General’s office for their help investigating the murders.