MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- Two men facing capital murder charges in Morgan County were part of a club and wanted to "wipe the slate clean" after members disobeyed, according to arrest warrants.
John Michael Legg, 20 of Danville, and Frederic “Rick” Allen Rogers, 23, were arrested in Oregon on Sunday. The two are wanted for the killings of seven people at a home in Morgan County June 4.
Their arrest warrants contain information from a witness interviewed by the FBI who said they lived at the house on Talucah Road, referred to as the “clubhouse” for the “Seven Deadly Sins” where the bodies were found. Three of the victims – Jeremy Roberts, James Benford and Roger Jones Jr. – were also members of the club, according to the affidavit.
Legg and Rogers were upset the night of the murders about disobedience they perceived toward the club, a witness stated; Legg also was upset over the theft of some firearms. Authorities said the witness told them the two said something to the effect of “We’re going in there by force and wipe the slate clean.”
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of shots fired about 11:30 p.m. June 4 and found the bodies of Roberts, Benford, Jones, William Zane Hodgin, Emily Brook Payne, Tammy England Muzzey and a 17-year-old girl. All had been shot and their cell phones were missing. A dog also was killed.
About two hours later, authorities said the witness received text messages from Rogers that said “everything has been dealt with” and “if anyone asks you we’re going on vacation.” Rogers also asked the witness to take care of his cat.
Legg and Rogers remain jailed in Oregon and face capital murder charges in Alabama.