A Tallassee man arrested last year the day after a Camp Hill murder has now been indicted.
A Tallapoosa County grand jury recently returned indictments for Josephis Mahone, 30, of Tallassee for captial murder, attempted murder and four counts of robbery.
Mahone is accused of pulling the trigger of a handgun March 26, 2020 killing 34 year-old Camp Hill resident Avious Floyd.
Camp Hill police chief Danny Williams said last year the incident appeared to be a home invasion.
“Some people broke into a residence and started shooting,” Williams said. “The victims were living there.”
Williams said the incident happened after lunch.
“We received a call from a residence of two people suffering from gunshot wounds,” Williams said. “One was transported by ambulance to Lake Martin Community Hospital and later declared deceased. The other was transported by a private vehicle and was being treated for gunshot injuries.”
Court documents support Williams’ account of a home invasion. Occupants of the Holley Avenue home describe multiple individuals entering the home where Floyd was still in bed. A witness describes Floyd going to the door of the bedroom where Mahone is reported to have pulled the trigger. Another victim was in a different bedroom and was shot in the leg and robbed of cash and a gold necklace.
Mahone turned himself in after seeing publicly he was wanted by law enforcement because of the shooting.
Mahone posted an $80,000 bond April 28, 2020 to be released from the Tallapoosa County Jail.
Mahone was arrested on July 15, 2020 for third-degree burglary, criminal trespassing and certain person forbidden to carry a firearm after he was found in an area of the Camp Hill Housing Authority where no one was supposed to be. Mahone’s bond was revoked Aug. 22, 2020 and he was returned to the Tallapoosa County Jail where he was served his capital murder indictment earlier this month.