Man charged with manslaughter in New Canaan shooting death


Kenneth Malone (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)

CULLMAN – Kenneth Don Malone, 58, of New Canaan was arrested Wednesday and charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Joshua Adam White, 35, of Guntersville. The shooting happened on Monday, July 16 at a residence in the New Canaan community.

Details were scarce the evening of the incident, but the Cullman County Sheriff's Office confirmed the next morning that White died after being transported to Huntsville Hospital.

In a statement, the CCSO said it received a 911 call just before 8 p.m. Monday night (July 16) about an altercation at a residence near the Cullman County, Marshall County and Blount County lines. During the initial investigation, CCSO investigators learned that one individual had shot another individual at the residence.

"We are in the early stages of our investigative process and I ask the public's patience as we investigate. We will work closely with the District Attorney's Office throughout the investigative process. The case will then be turned over to the DA's Office for a final determination of prosecution," said Sheriff Matt Gentry on July 17. 

The evidence was turned over to the Cullman County District Attorney's Office and on Wednesday, Aug. 8, Malone was arrested.

Malone was assigned a $60,000 property bond and has since been released.

The Tribune is awaiting comment from Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock. Check back for the latest.

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