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Victim's brother arrested in Flowery Branch slaying

Man also accused of head-butting officer, damaging patrol car

POSTED: December 26, 2013 11:38 p.m.

The victim’s brother has been implicated in the Christmas Day slaying of a Flowery Branch man, Hall County Sheriff’s Office officials said Thursday.

The sheriff’s office identified the victim as Alan Scott Fyfe, 54. His brother, Mark Alan Fyfe, 52, has been charged with murder.

Alan Fyfe was killed Wednesday morning at a home in the 6400 block of River Hill Drive in Flowery Branch, according to investigators.

His body was discovered in the home’s backyard, where authorities said they believe he was killed.
According to the arrest warrant, Mark Fyfe shot the victim multiple times.

“Mark Alan Fyfe ... did with malice aforethought cause the death of a human being, Alan Scot Fyfe, by shooting him on and about the head, neck, chest, hand, and arm with a firearm, resulting in his death and did admit same,” the warrant reads.

A hang-up 911 call was the “catalyst” for the investigation, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Mark Mitchell said.

At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to the home and spoke with Mark Fyfe, who told the officers a second man inside the house had made the call. That man was later identified as Mark Fyfe’s son, Kevin Fyfe, 21.

When deputies asked to speak with Kevin Fyfe, the elder Fyfe closed the door and refused to let the officers inside.

Deputies checked the exterior of the house and saw the victim’s body in the backyard, and the Hall County SWAT team responded.

After a brief standoff, both men surrendered and were arrested. Kevin Fyfe was later released with no charges.
Additional charges filed against the suspect indicate his arrest — and interview — were not peaceful.

In addition to the murder charge, Mark Fyfe was charged with three felony counts of obstructing an officer and one felony count of interfering with government property.

The arrest warrant said he harmed an investigator “while attempting to flee the interview room.”

In another count, Fyfe is alleged to have injured a second investigator by “head butting” him and accused of having been violent toward a third officer while attempting to flee from arrest.

Fyfe is accused of shattering the back window of a sheriff’s patrol car by “kicking the door off the track,” resulting in the count of interfering with government property.

Mitchell said he could not offer a motive for the crimes.

“We don’t have that information at the time,” he said. “It’s still ongoing, as far as the investigation.”

Fyfe had his first appearance in court Thursday morning before a Hall County Magistrate Court judge.

He requested representation from the public defender’s office and a committal hearing, which was set for Jan. 17 in Magistrate Court.

The judge will hear testimony for probable cause and rule whether to dismiss the charges, reduce them to State Court or move them to Superior Court.

Fyfe is being held without bond in the Hall County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the sheriff’s office.


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