Police arrest 6 suspects in weekend Upatoi Ridge murder

Crime

UPDATE 01/21/2019: Six suspects have been arrested in connection to a deadly home invasion in Upatoi Ridge over the weekend.

Anthony Foster, age 23, Ceuion English, age 23, Trevonuis Williams, age 22, Laqwane Kindred, age 26, Mercedes Kraft, age 17, and an unidentified juvenile are all being charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Cross Henderson.

Henderson was shot in his lower back early Saturday and died at the Piedmont Regional Trauma Center.

Lt. Greg Touchberry says the suspects were arrested after the CPD SWAT team, with assistance the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Columbus Fire Department executed several search warrants and arrest warrants Wednesday.

The adult suspects have been booked into the Muscogee County Jail. The juvenile suspect, who is being charged as an adult under Georgia Senate Bill 440, has been taken to a youth detention center.

Touchberry says more charges against the suspects are expected to be filed in the future.

The suspects will be in Recorder’s Court for a prelinimary hearing on Tues. Jan. 28 at 9:00 a.m.

The investigation into the murder of Cross Henderson is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Cpl. SHERMAN HAYES at 706-225-4268 or email him at shayes@columbusga.org.

ORIGINAL:

COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL) – Two men have been arrested in connection with the weekend home invasion that left 21-year-old Cross Henderson of Upatoi dead.

Columbus Police Maj. J.D. Hawk tells News 3 that the investigation continues and additional arrests could be forthcoming.

Ceuion English, 23,  and Anthony Foster, 23, were booked into the Muscogee County Jail on murder charges Wednesday.

Lt. Greg Touchberry, head of the Columbus Police Department homicide unit, was contacted late Wednesday. He would not confirm if English or Foster were booked in connection with the Upatoi home invasion and murder.

Lt. Touchberry said a news release would be forthcoming.

News 3 checked every intake entry for Jan. 22 for bookings into the Muscogee County Jail. English and Foster were the only two suspects booked into the jail Wednesday who face murder charges.

Foster is facing charges of robbery, simple battery and murder. English is facing a murder charge.

Henderson was shot in his lower back early Saturday and died at the Piedmont Regional Trauma Center. Police have previously said the incident was a home invasion.

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