Fourth suspect arrested in Columbus' Motel 8 murder - WRBL

Text Description

Fourth suspect arrested in Columbus' Motel 8 murder

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBUS. Ga. - A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection to Columbus' first murder of 2014. Christopher Womack, 19, reportedly turned himself in to authorities Thursday night, according to WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer.

Womack was taken to the Muscogee County jail Thursday on charges including aggravated assault, attempted armed robbery, murder, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.

Womack was wanted for the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Troy Saunders, of Fort Mitchell, Ala., during an attempted robbery on January 24. Police say Saunder's body was found in a car near the intersection of Gentian Boulevard and University Avenue.

Niesha Jones, 17, and Mayson Gibson, 20, were arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault and criminal attempt armed robbery shortly after the incident.

The Ledger reports that Saunders and another man were allegedly at the motel to buy marijuana when they were robbed. Saunders tried to drive away after being shot.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Eufaula Avenue expansion possibility angers residents

    Eufaula Avenue expansion possibility angers residents

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:17:07 GMT
    Some folks in Eufaula are upset with the Alabama Department of Transportation. They say the state wants to widen the historic Eufaula Avenue, which you might know from the many antebellum homes that line the highway.  
    Some folks in Eufaula are upset with the Alabama Department of Transportation. They say the state wants to widen the historic Eufaula Avenue, which you might know from the many antebellum homes that line the highway.  
  • Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

    Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:46:33 GMT

    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:54:25 GMT

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.