From staff reports
BLOUNT COUNTY — A felony affidavit filed Tuesday, Sept. 29, with the Blount County Court Clerk’s office alleges three men, William Lane Bosner, 20, of Cleveland, Michael Cody Dooley, 32, of Remlap, and Paul Mason Trull, 18, of Pinson, were involved in the death of a Blount County couple found Sept. 15.
The three men face nine different charges, including capital murder in both victims’ deaths.
According to the affidavit, Dooley voluntarily came to the sheriff’s office, along with his girlfriend and initially denied any involvement in the deaths. After speaking with Dooley’s girlfriend, investigators then spoke with Dooley again. At that time, he admitted involvement and told authorities where a 4-wheeler stolen from the victims could be found.
Deputies recovered the 4-wheeler and a silver Dodge truck Dooley said was used to transport the ATV. Dooley then led investigators to missing phones and weapons possibly used in the killings, the affidavit alleges.
Authorities then searched the home where Bosner is staying in Birmingham. Police searched the home and recovered a cell phone and shotgun shells, along with a wooden box with knives, a bat and a shotgun.
The affidavit also said Mason was confronted with the items Dooley led investigators to, and he confessed to his involvement. He told investigators the men were holding the victims hostage while robbing the home and Bosner shot the couple during a struggle.
The three men are being held in the Blount County Correctional Facility.