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Telfair Co. man to have first appearance today

McRae, GA (WALB) - The man being held in jail in connection with the disappearance of a Cobb County couple, Jay Towns, will have a first court appearance this afternoon at 4:30.

The sheriff says that Towns was the last person to speak with  Bud and June Runion.

WALB will have a report from McRae this evening.

Sheriff Chris Steverson issued this news release Tuesday-

Today an autopsy examination conducted by the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta on two bodies recovered from a wooded area in rural Telfair County, allowed investigators to positively confirm their Identities.

They are the bodies of Elrey “Bud” Runion and his wife June E. Runion. The cause of death has been determined to be Gunshot wounds to the head of both victims.

Also today, Investigators obtained warrants for Ronnie Adrian Towns, 28 year old white male, charging him with the Murder and Armed Robbery of Elrey “Bud” Runion and his wife June Runion of Cobb County Ga.

Mr. Towns will appear later today at the Telfair County Courthouse.



More information on the case HERE.


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