Arrest made in Dale County death investigation

DALE COUNTY, Ala.-- The Dale County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the homicide that occurred Sunday morning.

Deputies have arrested and charged 42-year-old Celeste Conroy of Ozark with the murder of 47-year-old Ricky Dease.

Dale County received a call at 2:17 Sunday morning.

Deputies were dispatched to the 10,000 block of Highway 231 North in reference to a firearm assault.

When they arrived deputies found 47-year-old Ricky Dease deceased inside the residence.

"We do know beyond a shadow of a doubt. We know there's at least one more involved but we're going to keep an opened mind while we investigate this and if there are any others involved we'll arrest those as well," said Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson.

Conroy had her first appearance this morning at the Dale County Courthouse.

Her bond was set at $50,000.

Sheriff Olson says they do have another suspect they are investigating and plan to make another arrest in the near future.

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