Officials searching for suspect in Meriwether County murder - WRBL

Suspect arrested in Meriwether County murder

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Timothy Chambley/ Meriwether County Sheriff's Office Timothy Chambley/ Meriwether County Sheriff's Office

U.S. Marshal's have arrested 53-year-old Timothy Chambley in connection with a Saturday afternoon murder in Woodbury. Chambley was arrested just after midnight Sunday at a relative's home in Powder Springs. He was transferred back to Meriwether County just before 5 AM.

Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said Chambley is accused of fatally shooting 82-year-old Bessie Webster in the torso at her home on 622 Williamson Circle in Woodbury, Georgia. Her grandson, Chris Webster, who is in his thirties, and 24-year-old Margaret Smith were also injured in the shooting and are in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital.

This is the first murder of 2013 in Meriwether County.

Sheriff Smith said at 12:36 PM deputies received a call in reference to people being shot, but said details of the incident are "very sketchy" at this time. Officials believe the suspect was led to the deceased victim's home by the 24-year-old female victim. 

After the shooting Sheriff Smith said Chambley allegedly kidnapped the female victim's six-year-old daughter and drove her to a residence near his home in Pine Mountain in the deceased victim's Pontiac Grand Am. The sheriff confirmed she is safe and with family.

Sheriff Smith said Chambley has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

Anyone with information on this case should call The Meriwether County Sheriff's Office Criminal Division at 796-672-4489.

The Woodbury Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshal Office and Harris County Sheriff's Office assisted with this investigation.

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