Georgia man’s murder went cold. Almost 26 years later, an arrest has been made

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. — The Walker County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced a break in a 25-year-old cold murder case near the Georgia-Tennessee border.

The GBI says 50-year-old Robert Mowry has been arrested and charged with malice murder in the death of 54-year-old James Harris.

Channel 2′s ABC affiliate WTVC in Chattanooga attended the news conference Saturday where more details were announced.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson provides an update on a cold case

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On Dec. 22, 1994, Harris was found dead near his property gate in Chickamauga. The GBI said Harris had been the victim of a robbery as he was leaving for work in Chattanooga.

The case went cold until 2009 when investigators received new information from Crime Stoppers about the killer’s identity. However, the GBI said there was not enough information for an arrest.

Now 11 years later, a suspect is now in custody. Mowry was taken into custody in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night. His bond has been set at $250,000, according to Davidson County records.

The case will now be handed over to the Walker County District Attorney’s Office.