Addison man charged with manslaughter

Taylor Daniel Morgan

ADDISON - A 30-year Addison man faces manslaughter and theft charges in the death of Brian Keith Fincher, who was found dead inside his home on Feb. 19.

Taylor Daniel Morgan, of 9022 County Road 99, faces charges of manslaughter and theft of property third degree, after evidence revealed his involvement in the death investigation, according to 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton. On Feb. 19, Addison Police Chief Brett Rodgers and Officer Luke Sheppard responded to a residence on County Road 99, with dispatch advising that a male subject was deceased in the living room area with blood on him, Rodgers stated. The male victim was determined to be Fincher, Rodgers recalled. A family member had come into the residence, discovered the body and notified authorities, police said.

“We backed out, secured the scene and waited on the district attorney’s office and sheriff’s office to arrive,” Rodgers stated. “It was going to be worked as a crime scene at this point. Anytime you find a deceased body unattended, we’ll work it as a crime scene."

Due to the active investigation, no further details in the case are being released, according to Slatton. The investigation is a joint effort of Slatton and DA’s office investigator Rusty Hulsey of the Criminal Investigative Division, working with the State Bureau of Investigation, Addison Police Department and the Winston County Sheriff’s Office.

“This case is an example of what happens when agencies work together,” Slatton stated.

*When a defendant is charged with a crime, the charge is merely an accusation until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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