AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating its third homicide in 24 hours, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office is now investigating a homicide in the 200 block of Middle River Road.
Sumter County’s Coroner says he was called to the scene just before 12:30 p.m.
Deputies said first responders found the victim dead on the scene. The family says the victim’s name is Richard Pitts, 48.
Charlie Davis, 62, has been arrested and taken to the Sumter County Jail.
He is being charged with malice murder, felony murder, and, aggravated assault, according to GBI officials.
Police said it seemed to be an isolated incident and law enforcement is not looking for additional suspects.
An autopsy will be conducted next week.