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Suspect arrested in Cordele double homicide

Geoffrey Jones (Source: Palm Beach Co. Jail) Geoffrey Jones (Source: Palm Beach Co. Jail)
Officials have identified the two who died following a double homicide in Cordele. (Source: WALB) Officials have identified the two who died following a double homicide in Cordele. (Source: WALB)
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Cordele Police reported Wednesday that a man is in custody in Florida, for a double homicide in Cordele, last week.

They said that Geoffrey L. Jones, 23, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation representative has been sent to Florida to catch up with the suspect.

Two felony warrants show Jones is accused in the murders of who GBI agents identified as Shaquaveon M. Felder, 24, and Jacrro L. Odom, 35, both of Cordele.

Police responded to a 'shots fired' call at a home on West 15th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to find two people dead.

Cordele Police, GBI, and Crisp Co. Sheriff's Office, the Marshals Service all worked together to make this arrest.

Cordele Police Chief Rob Rodriguez said it was important to get the suspect off the streets.

"If this individual is willing to do this type of heinous act on August 23, what prevents him or her from doing that to you, or to your loved ones, or somebody else?" asked Chief Rodriguez, who said the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Rodriguez said Jones has the opportunity to waive extradition to Cordele, or ask for a hearing where he is in custody in Florida.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the Cordele Police Department or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 229-276-2921.

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