Two charged with murder in connection with death investigation in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities have charged four people in connection with a death investigation in Lawrence County. Two people have been charged with murder.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Trinity Police Department were at the scene on Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office said the initial call was about a burglary at a home on County Road 549 where an intruder was reportedly shot. 

The Trinity Police Department was the primary responding agency but they requested assistance from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. When officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. Authorities identified the man as Jordan Miller, 23 of Trinity.

Authorities confirm the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Trinity Police asked that the Sheriff’s Office take the lead on the investigation. 

Investigators talked with a man and woman that lived in the home.  Sheriff’s investigators processed and documented the scene along with the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators worked throughout the night following up on information and evidence. 

The Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged the following people in connection with the case:

  • Karsin Page, 19 of Trinity, is charged with Capital Murder and first-degree possession of Marijuana.
  • Serenity Marie Arteaga, 22 of Trinity, is charged with Murder and first-degree possession of Marijuana.
  • Haley Whitaker, age 22 of Trinity, is charged with first-degree possession of Marijuana.
  • Scandal Griffis, 25 of Trinity, is charged with first-degree possession of Marijuana.

“This was not a random act.  All those listed knew each other.  The investigation continues and there could be additional criminal charges as we progress forward.” said Chief Deputy Timothy Sandlin.

“Our investigators worked diligently gathering evidence since responding to this call.  We are committed to getting to the truth and seeking justice.  These situations are tragic, and our goal is to protect our community through truth and accountability.” and Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders.

All four were booked into the Lawrence County Jail.