Sheriff Cochran gives update on Murder Arrest

 

On Friday, March 15, 2013, Sheriff Sam Cochran released details of the investigation which lead to the arrest of BRYAN GIBSON.

On 4-10-2011 Michael Blue Watson was reported missing and was last seen with Bryan Lewis Gibson.

 

The missing person investigation developed into a murder investigation.

 

When interviewed on various occasions, Gibson provided inconsistent statements

 

During the course of the investigation, search warrants were executed and information obtained collaborated witness testimony and disputed statements made by Gibson

 

The discovery of Watson’s Body last week and forensic evidence gathered at the scene solidified the case against Gibson and a Murder Warrant for his arrest was obtained.

 

Dental Records were used to positively identify the body and a preliminary examination of the remains revealed an apparent bullet wound to the skull.  Any additional information will not be available until the Department of Forensic Sciences has completed their examination

 

On March 14, 2013 Bryan Gibson was located and arrested for Murder.

 

During the course of the arrest, components of a Meth Lab were discovered along with Spice and narcotic paraphernalia

 

Gibson was booked into Metro Jail charged with Murder and Felony Drug Possession

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com