Crime & Safety

Suspect sought by Georgia authorities in connection to a murder captured in Roanoke

Roanoke, Virginia – The suspect who was sought by police in connection to a murder in Georgia has been arrested in Roanoke.
The 30-year-old Brandon Marquis Burney was found wounded after law enforcement responded to a shooting report on July 29th in the 600 block of Winn Street in Americus, Georgia.
The victim was pronounced dead at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.
Authorities were looking for the suspect Allan Tremain Barthell, 37, of Americus since.
U.S. Marshall’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force informed officers within Sumter County that the man they were looking for in connection to a murder has been captured in Roanoke.
Barthell was detained meanwhile while waiting for extradition.

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