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Update: Americus murder suspect caught in Virginia

Police want Barthell
Police want Barthell(Americus PD)
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 9:20 AM EDT
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AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - The Americus Police Department was asking for help finding Allan Tremain Barthell, 37, of Americus.

Barthell was wanted for the July 29 death of Brandon Marquis Burney.

About 7 p.m. on July 29, officers of the Americus Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded to the 600 block of Winn Street in Americus to a reported shooting.

On Wednesday, police said Barthell was captured by the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Roanoake, Virginia.

Police said Barthell is being held at a Virginia detention facility awaiting extradition.

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