Murder Suspect Arrested

Caleb Scott Farley Suspect

The 25th District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division announces the arrest of a suspect in the death investigation of David Brian Hayes. Hayes’ body was discovered by firefighters responding to a house fire call at 5954 Helicon Road, Arley, Alabama in the morning hours of Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Caleb Scott Farley, 20 years old, of 2001 County Road 22, Arley, Alabama has been arrested and charged with the Murder of David Brian Hayes and Arson 1st of the residence at 5954 Helicon Road.

“I commend the investigators for their tireless work put into this case to bring the suspect to answer to the allegations. All the men and women involved in this investigation put in an extraordinary amount of time and effort over the holiday period to make the arrest and bring the suspect to the judicial system to answer for the alleged actions” said District Attorney Scott Slatton. “I want to send a special thanks to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Agents from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Winfield Police Department, 24th District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division and Fayette County Sheriff’s Department who sent manpower to assist in this investigation. Without their help we could very well still be looking at an unsolved crime,” Slatton continued.

The investigation was conducted by the 25th District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. Agents with

For Immediate Release December 29, 2020

the Region E Task Force assisted with the investigation. Bond was set at a total of $250,000 by Judge Daryl Burt. Due to the nature of the case the District Attorney’s Office requested the bond be set higher due to the allegations made and that request was granted by the Judge. Farley is being held in the Winston County Jail.

The public is reminded that a complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.