Five arrested in connection to Alabama brothers found dead inside their vehicle
Published 6:20 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023
Five people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of two Alabama brothers found dead earlier this month inside their vehicle.
Rico Tannehill and Braxton Thomas were found dead inside their vehicle in Winston County, Alabama.
Both men were believed to have died from a drug overdose, but investigators say that is pending toxicology tests.
Winston County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they believe Tannehill, Thomas and Brittiany Lashae Lewis traveled to Winston County from the Vinemont area of Cullman County.
The three of them went to the south Haleyville residence of Marvin Edward Grace where it is believe that both Thomas and Tannehill consumed narcotics.
Investigators said they believe Grace, Lewis, Tannehill and Thomas, with Thomas driving, left from south Haleyville and proceeded to an address on Gosa Farm Road, north of Double Springs where April Nicole Gosa and her boyfriend Shawn William Dickinson live.
It is also believed that both Tannehill and Thomas consumed narcotics at that residence as well.
From there, investigators say, Lewis, Tannehill and Thomas left the Dickinson/Gosa residence together with Grace driving Thomas’s vehicle, where they reportedly went back to the residence of Grace. It is believed that Rico Tannehill and Braxton Thomas died later that morning in Thomas’s car in the yard of Grace’s residence of a suspected overdose pending toxicology results.
Investigators said they believe Thomas and Tannehill were driven to a remote area of County Road 17 by Grace. A statement made by Grace was that he parked the car in a location where he hoped that they would be found.
Several search warrants were obtained and executed and total of five arrest have been made in the course of this investigation thus far.
Marvin Edward Grace
Abuse of a corpse X2, Tampering with physical evidence, Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and Criminal Conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.
April Nicole Gosa
Trafficking fentanyl, Criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.
Brittiany Lashae Lewis
Criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.
Shawn William Dickinson
Theft of property 3rd, tampering with physical evidence.
Unlawful possession of a controlled substance X2