Death in Bankston being investigated by District Attorney

A death investigation is underway after a Fayette County man was killed in Bankston last week. Albert Brown, 69, died from a gunshot wound on Monday, Jan. 18. Deputies and medics with Marion County EMS and the Bankston-Stough Volunteer Fire Department were called to a wooded hunting area in the 1800 block of Fayette County Road 67 near Brown’s home that morning.

Death of inmate under investigation

Pictured is the Fayette County Jail.

An investigation into the recent death of an inmate who was in custody at the Fayette County jail is being conducted by the State Bureau of Investigations. A statement released last week by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) stated the following: “On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the request of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating an in‐custody death reported on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.