815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


Two Teenagers Arrested And Charged with Capital Murder


Huntsville, Alabama (November 8, 2006) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit have made arrests in the October 8th shooting death of 17-year-old Laquinton Leslie. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said Leslie was killed with a high-powered rifle near the intersection of Brenda Street and Ford Place last month.


Johnson said following an extensive investigation, Brandon Garth and Steven Langford, both 17-years-old have been arrested and charged with Capital Murder. They are being held in the Madison County Jail without bond. Johnson said under Alabama law, there is no bond set for Capital Murder charges, therefore both Garth and Langford will remain behinds bars until their trial. The investigation is ongoing, and Sgt. Ed Cain would like to speak with anyone who may have additional information concerning the murder of Laquinton Leslie. Sgt. Ed Cain, with the Major Crimes Unit can be reached at 213-4510.

  Garth                 Langford