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The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says an investigation is ongoing into the murder case of a man whose body was found around noon Wednesday, September 12, near the Styx River.
It's believed the shooting was the result of an internal squabble within the Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang that led to the murder of Samuel Henry Dixson, 54.
Several events are now being connected to the case.
A day before Dixson's body was discovered, police say two men walked into the Robertsdale Police Department and turned themselves in to authorities on a homicide. The men, identified as Adam Lowery Mayton, 30, of Newbern, Ala. and Fred "Shooter" Weiss of Northport, Ala., sought legal counsel before questioning.
After speaking with counsel the men decided not to make any further statements. One of the men was taken to an area hospital for injuries related to blunt force trauma, but both men were allowed to leave.
Dixson was reported missing by his wife on Monday, September 10. She told authorities she had last spoken to him the previous Friday evening. A "Be On the Look Out", or BOLO, initiated Monday was successful, and the vehicle was found in nearby Escambia County, Florida.
Dixson's truck showed no signs of foul play, but his walking cane was still inside. Florida police said they had run the tag on the truck Saturday and returned to find it in the same location Monday upon learning of the BOLO.
Earlier Monday morning the Rosinton VFD responded to a trailer fire in which the structure was destroyed. Further investigation indicated that the trailer was actually the club house for an Alabama chapter of the motorcycle gang.
After connecting all the pieces, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office issued murder warrants for Mayton and Weiss who were later arrested by the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Homicide Task Force. They are being held at the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Both suspects, along with the victim, were members of the motorcycle gang. Investigators believe an internal squabble led Weiss and Mayton to "intentionally and maliciously" murder Dixson.
The trailer fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshals. BCSO had enlisted the assistance of the FBI and ATF in this continuing investigation.