Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office investigate third homicide in 24 hours

Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office investigate third homicide in 24 hours
Death investigation (Source: WALB)

AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating its third homicide in 24 hours, according to the sheriff’s office.

The first homicide happened Wednesday night around 6 p.m. in the Rainbow Terrace area. Americus Police are investigating the second one that happened Wednesday around 8:45 p.m. on Lester Street.

The sheriff’s office is now investigating a homicide in the 200 block of Middle River Road.

Middle River Road in Americus
Middle River Road in Americus (Source: WALB)

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.

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