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Opelika Police make arrest in the BJ's Lounge murder

OPELIKA, Ala (WRBL) - Opelika Police made an arrest in the shooting at BJ's Lounge that killed one person. 

Police say they arrested 27-year-old Michael Lamar Benford, of Opelika, Thursday morning. Police say he was charged with murder in the case. 

Officials say Benford turned himself into Opelika Police Detectives and was arrested without incident. 

Benford is being charged with the murder of 35-year-old Carnelius Douglas Richmond. 

Police say this case is still under investigation. 


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