UPDATE: Jeffery Ard arrested for murder after Dozier shooting

Published 9:55 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a gunshot victim at approximately 6:42 a.m. Thursday morning. 

Upon arrival at the residence on South Main Street in Dozier, law enforcement officials found the victim, 53-year-old Scott Daniel White, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Brantley Fire and Rescue personnel responded as well and pronounced the victim deceased. Officers located 60-year-old Jeffery Ard of Dozier nearby and detained him as a possible suspect.

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Criminal investigators with the sheriff’s office worked that day and night to process the crime scene and conduct interviews with potential witnesses. Based on evidence uncovered during the preliminary investigation, Ard was arrested and charged with murder.

Ard’s bond is set at $1 million.

According to the sheriff’s office press release, the case is still under investigation.

To report information pertaining to the case, please contact the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office at (334) 335-4850 or call the Alabama Crime Stoppers 24-hour tip hotline at (334) 215-STOP (7867).