Man arrested, charged with murder in Piedmont homicide investigation


PIEDMONT, Ala. (WIAT) — A man is charged in the shooting death of another man in Calhoun County. 

Police arrested 23-year-old Jessie Beecham and charged him with murder.

On Tuesday, April 9, Piedmont Police officers responded to a home in the 4000 block of Old Piedmont Gadsden Highway on a report of someone shot. Officers arrived to find 40-year-old Joseph Haywood suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Gadsden RMC by Piedmont Rescue Squad where he was then pronounced dead. 

Beecham is currently in Calhoun County Jail on a $60,000 bond. His preliminary court date is set for May 6, 2019. 

Police did not say what caused the shooting. 

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