On December 18, 2012, the Governor’s Office offered a $5,000 reward in the murder case of Matthew Joshua Hale, 28, of Center Point, according to Chief Deputy Randy Christian of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.
Just before 12:30 a.m. on April 16, 2012 deputies responded to a call about a man lying near the edge of the road in the 4200 block of Sharon Church Road just north of Pinson. Deputies and paramedics arrived at 12:40 a.m
. to find the man had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Sheriff’s Office detectives launched an investigation into the murder. Currently all leads in the case have gone cold.
The Governor’s Office offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Hale. Anyone having information in this case is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crimestoppers at 205-254-7777.