Man charged with murder in June 16 death of woman

Published 9:58 am Thursday, June 20, 2013

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal


A Hayneville man is behind bars after he allegedly left the scene of an accident, which killed a Hayneville woman.

On Monday,  Alabama State Troopers arrested Arthur James Waddell, 46, of Hayneville on charges of murder and felony leaving the scene of a crash, said Sgt. Steve Jarrett of the Alab-ama Dep-artm-ent of Public Safety, Public Info-rmat-ion/Education Unit.

He said  Wad-dell was placed in the Lowndes County Jail under a $55,000 bond. “Investigators determined that Waddell’s vehicle collided with Kenyetta Coleman’s vehicle during (an) ongoing domestic dispute that resulted in the June 16 crash.”

It had been previously reported by Jarrett that a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning claimed the life of a Hayneville woman.

Jarrett reported at that time, Kenyetta Coleman, 38, was killed when the 1994 Cadillac Seville that she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred early Sunday morning at 2 a.m. on County Road 2, two miles west of Alabama 21.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol was a factor,” Jarrett said at the time.

Additionally, a Sunday, June 9 accident claimed the life of a Lowndes County man. The accident was unrelated.

According to Lt. R. L. Duckett, police relations liaison for the Montgomery Police Department, at around 9:17 p.m. the Accident Investigation Bureau of the MPD was called to investigate a two-vehicle accident involving injury. The accident occurred at the intersection of Woodcrest Drive and Selma Highway (U.S. 80) and involved a Chevrolet Monte Carlo occupied by two persons and a semi-truck with only the driver present, Duckett said. “The two-vehicle accident resulted in the death of the 37-year-old, black male Monte Carlo passenger who resides in Lowndes County,” Duckett said. She identified the passenger as Phillipe Frazier, 34. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the Monte Carlo was transported to the hospital and listed in stable condition at the time, according to Duckett. She said the driver of the semi-truck was not injured, but the death of the passenger was the City of Montgomery’s ninth Traffic Fatality in