A Jasper man is in jail after he was arrested Sunday in connection with the possible murder of another Jasper resident.
Jasper Police Chief Roy Todd Hunter says 35-year-old Eric Wade Smith was arraigned today.
Martin Byerly went missing in September of 2007. Since then, Hunter says they have been treating the case as a homicide.
Saturday, the Jasper County Sheriff's Department got a call about where they might find human remains. Skeletal remains were found at a hunting lease off of Highway 96, about five miles north of Jasper. Hunter says yesterday, Smith directed law enforcement personnel south of Jasper where they were able to obtain a murder weapon.