From the GBI:
“James Mauldin remains in custody and charged with murder, aggravated assault and theft. Good investigative work by the GBI Calhoun office, along with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office!”
Steven Mauldin, 38 is being held in the Chattooga County Jail on the following charges:
- Felony murder, two counts
- Aggravated assault
- Theft by taking
- Possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime.
From the GBI: James Mauldin has been captured in Coweta County. Thank you Georgia State Patrol and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office for your assistance!
From ABC 33/40 in Birmingham:
Authorities say Steven Mauldin was last seen Tuesday night in Moody. It is believed he was headed to I-20, possibly driving a 2003 silver Honda Civic. Earlier Tuesday, authorities say Mauldin left his ex-girlfriend at a gas station. She told police he kidnapped her. Expanded report
From NewsChannel 9, Chattanooga:
Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says Steven James Mauldin, the man accused of killing two people and wounding a third, has been seen near Birmingham, Ala. Schrader also identified the victims. Killed were Joe Edward Brown, 35, and Linda Mae Everett, 61. Also wounded in the attack was 46-year-old Daryl Lee Marsh. Click here for the expanded report.
From the GBI: Arrest warrants have been issued for James Mauldin, age 38, in connection with the murder of two people in Chattooga County. A third person was injured in the attack as well. Mauldin is described as weighing 185 pounds, standing 5 feet 7 inches.
Authorities also are seeking a stolen 2003 Honda Civic with a Georgia tag number RMR8244.
“If you see this man, contact the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office at 706.857.3411.
From midday news conference; you’ll need to boost your volume.
BOLO issues for suspect’s vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic white in color with a Georgia license plate RMR8244. The suspect’s name is being shared but we’re awaiting confirmation from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.
Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher confirms officers are assisting with the search for the suspect’s vehicle. Several investigators also have assisted with some of the preliminary parts of the case.
The GBI confirms it is assisting the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office “with a double homicide investigation. In addition to two deceased, there is also one injured person. A wanted subject is on the loose.”
Radio station WZQZ FM 99.1 and AM 1180 is reporting the following on an apparent double homicide in Chattooga County on Tuesday.
- 1:48 p.m. WZQZ News has learned that a BOLO (be on the look out) was issued in Cherokee County, Ala., for a vehicle and suspect “in connection with a double homicide in Chattooga County, Georgia.” Our colleagues at WEIS Radio in Centre say the BOLO is for a “2003 silver, Honda Civic Georgia license plate number- RMR8244. WZQZ News spoke with Chief Deputy Kevin Woods who said that he could not confirm the suspect’s name, but did confirm the vehicle description given in the BOLO.
- 10:48 a.m. Sheriff Mark Schrader released this statement: “At this point, we have reason to believe there may be another person involved that was not on the scene when we first arrived. We aren’t sure if that person may have left on foot or in a vehicle. Will update when possible.”
- 9:43 a.m. Chattooga County School Superintendent Jared Hosmer says that Chattooga High School, Lyerly Elementary School and Summerville Middle School are on “Code Yellow” which means a higher alert that normal due to the shooting situation in Holland. The superintendent told WZQZ News that the schools are not on “lock-down” but security has been increased as a precaution.
- 9:38 a.m. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that law enforcement is currently investigating a triple shooting on Highway 100 past the Holland Community. According to f Schrader, two people are dead and one person has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. The sheriff said that they are still trying to determine if there were additional persons involved in the shooting. The shooting happened at a residence near the Floyd County line. The sheriff says that people in the area should use caution and alert law enforcement if they see anyone on foot. This is a developing story and WZQZ will have more information as it becomes available.