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Man arrested in connection to Dawson homicide

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Published: Feb. 3, 2022 at 12:59 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a 59-year-old woman in Dawson, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Nakia West, 26, was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in connection to the death of Annie Josie Chappell.

The GBI said West was arrested in Greenville, Va., and is currently being held in a Virginia county jail awaiting extradition.

The GBI said West was spotted in Chappell’s stolen car in Virginia and then taken into custody.

The sheriff there in Augusta County says West had a loaded gun and had crawled through the back seat to get in the trunk.

It’s not clear why he was in Virginia, or why the car was parked in the middle of the road, seemingly abandoned.

Deputies used K-9s to search the area.

No one else was found with West during that intense search.

The GBI has not linked this case with the Lee County case involving West’s cousin, Natonya Chappell.

He’s still considered armed and dangerous and wanted in the murder of Lee County mother, Tana Mullis.

If you see him, don’t approach him, call police.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the GBI.

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