• Suspect captured after deadly triple shooting in NW Georgia

    By: Aaron Diamant

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    CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. - UPDATE: A suspect in a deadly triple shooting in Chatooga County has been captured, according to the GBI.

    James Mauldin was arrested in Coweta County, the state agency said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

    No other details were released.

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    Police are warning neighbors to be on alert after someone shot and killed two people and injured another early Tuesday morning in Chattooga County. 

    Investigators told Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant they got a 911 call from the home along Georgia Highway 100.

    When deputies showed up, they said they found Joe Edward Brown, 35, and Linda Mae Everett, 61, dead and Daryl Lee Marsh, 46, injured from gunshot wounds inside the home.

    The Chattooga County Sheriff's Office called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime scene team to help process the scene.


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    Investigators said they are searching for one suspect they said was inside the home at the time of the shooting and the victims knew him. 

    Police confirmed to Diamant they have issued arrest warrants for Steven James Mauldin, 38, of Bremen, on charges of felony murder. 

    They say he has been sighted near Birmingham, Alabama is to be considered armed and dangerous. 

    The Chattooga County Sheriff said Mauldin has been in the Chattooga County Jail several times over the years and is known to police. 

    The Chattooga County Schools superintendent confirmed to Diamant there was a lockdown of nearby schools earlier in the day because of the shooting. 

    The district also contacted parents along two bus routes, telling them they needed to pick up their children in person from the bus stop.

    The Sheriff's Office said Mauldin was driving a white 2003 Honda Civic with a Georgia tag number of RMR82044.

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