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Bond denied for suspect accused of killing Toney man

Randle Earl Hewlett

Randle Earl Hewlett

Mercedes Lynea Douglas

Mercedes Lynea Douglas

A Madison County judge denied bond for Randle Earl Hewlett, a murder suspect accused of killing John Mark Allen of Toney a little over a week ago.

Hewlett is accused of dumping the victim’s body in the woods in North Huntsville. A woman, Mercedes Lynea Douglas, is also charged in the case. She has a $50,000 bond.

Huntsville Police found Allen’s body in the woods near Spragins Hollow Road on Jan. 14.

The investigation began on Jan. 12, when Huntsville Police responded to a call of shots fired and a body near Arcadia Circle. When officers got to the scene they found blood in the parking lot, but no body.

Witnesses told police they saw a Cadillac leave the scene. The next day, officers found a Cadillac abandoned near Spragins Hollow Road, where officers eventually found Allen’s body.