COTTONDALE, Ala. (TCD) -- A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged after allegedly killing his 61-year-old roommate during an altercation.
According to Al.com, on Saturday, Nov. 12, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 11000 block of Fork Lane to a perform a welfare check. Another person had called 911 and reported that they believed a man killed his roommate there, Al.com reports.
At the scene, authorities were reportedly met by Daniel Scott Raines. Raines told them that his roommate, Barry Sartain, had left their home several days ago and had not returned.
Raines allegedly allowed authorities to search the property. Eventually, officers found Sartain’s body in an outbuilding, Al.com reports. Authorities did not disclose how the victim had been killed.
Raines eventually confessed to killing his roommate during a dispute, according to Al.com.
Raines was arrested and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail for murder and theft of property, records show. His bond was set at $300,000.