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Posted on: September 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Columbiana Man Arrested on Murder Charge

Yearber Press Release

Columbiana Man Arrested on Murder Charge...

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On July 25, 2021 around 9:00PM the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Pine Street in Shelby, Alabama to a report of a possible prowler. Upon arrival, deputies located 56 year old David Yearber, the homeowner, unresponsive in the yard of the residence. Efforts to revive Yearber by first responders were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. A crime scene was immediately established and an investigation into the cause of death was commenced.

During the course of the investigation, Brandon Chase Bass was arrested and charged with Murder on September 29, 2021. Bass, 28 years of age from Columbiana, remains in the Shelby County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

This investigation is still ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about the case to contact Investigator Williams at or 205-670-6283. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777, or on their website at

To view an inmate’s listing, go to our website,, and select the Jail tab, or select the Inmate Listing tab at the bottom of the page.

For more information on the charge of Murder, you can view the Alabama Criminal Code at Select Title 13A and Chapter 6.

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