UPDATE: Tallapoosa County Murder Suspect Captured Near Dadeville

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Willie Frank Wyckoff – Photo from Tallapoosa Co. Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says murder suspect Willie Frank Wyckoff has been captured. He was taken into custody  on Edgeview Drive near Dadeville late this afternoon.

He was arrested by the Tallapoosa County Narcotic Task Force and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force without incident, Abbett said.

Wyckoff is being charged with the murder of Michael Johnson that occurred on Friday, July 23.


Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a murder suspect after a man’s body was found Friday night.

According to Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, the body of 70-year-old Michael Johnson of Dadeville was discovered about 8:30 p.m. Friday in woods near Highway 50, south of Dadeville.

Abbett says a murder warrant has been issued for Willie Frank Wyckoff of Dadeville.

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