815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

Suspect Arrested for Murder


Huntsville, Alabama (January 21, 2009): Huntsville Police Investigators from the Major Crimes Unit arrested 28 year old Wilbert James Smith of Montgomery, Alabama and charged him with Capital Murder reference the murders of Bertjenski Peterson and Ronnie Pugh Jr. on 8/23/2008 at 2802 Hester Lane. The Investigation continues and more arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information regarding Wilbert James Smith or the Hester Lane Homicides please contact the Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 213-4510. Mr. Smith is currently in the Madison County Metro Jail being held without bond.