SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — The following is from the Sylacauga Police Department:
The Sylacauga Police Department announces the arrest of Owen Ladon Wallace, for manslaughter, in the death of 17-year-old, Casey Nicole Kizer of Hoover, Alabama. Wallace is a 24-year-old male from the Odena area of Talladega County. Wallace was arrested on June 1, 2019, by Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and transported to the Talladega County Jail. Wallace is being held on a $25,000.00 bond.
On July 25, 2018, Kizer and a group of friends went to Fleetwood Metal, in Sylacauga, to meet with Wallace who worked at the business. An altercation occurred at the location between Wallace and a male in the victim’s vehicle leading to the gunshot. The victim, Kizer, was transported to Coosa Valley Medical Center by said group of friends, in their personal vehicle, where she later died from her injuries.
The crime of manslaughter is a Class B Felony. A Class B Felony is punishable by not more than 20 years or less than 2 years in prison. This case is still an active investigation. Additional charges could be filed on separate suspects that were present and played a role in the act that caused Kizer’s death.
If you have any information pertaining to a crime, please contact the Sylacauga Police Department Investigator Vinson @ 256-401-2455 or you may report anonymously to the Sylacauga Police Department Tip Line @ 256-249-4716.