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Madison County Man Charged With Murder


Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff



September 5th 2017


Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that on September 3rd 2017  at approximately 9:30 am the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a call for service at 156 Dexter Circle Madison, Al 35757 in reference to a shooting incident.  Upon their arrival Christopher Hamlett B/M 21 years of age was found deceased.  It was later determined by investigators that Sammie Lee Driskell B/M 44 years of age had shot Hamlett and he died from his injuries.  Driskell was charged with murder and booked into the Madison County Dentention facility on a $50,000.00 bond.


Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lieutenant Brian Chaffin 256-533-8854.