OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - After a nine-year search, Opelika Police have made an arrest in a cold case robbery and murder.
On April 4, 2004, police were called to Dale Avenue in King's Mobile Home Park. Inside one of the homes police found Kevin Earl Webb dead from a gunshot wound.
Police won't say what information they have, but it was enough to secure warrants and arrest 33-year-old Timothy Chambers after a traffic stop. Police believe that he murdered Webb in 2004.
Captain Bruce Delong says he doesn't know if this is the oldest cold case arrest police have made in Opelika. He says the public needs to be congratulated and encouraged by this because it just takes one tip to turn a story from a cold case to an arrest.
"Any case we can solve we want to solve and have some sort of resolution for the family, the victims and for the investigators on the case. It is a high priority for us especially with murders in this department and we like to solve our crimes, and for now in this case it looks like that has happened," says Delong.