Fourth suspect arrested in Columbus' Motel 8 murder - WFLA News Channel 8

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>>

  • Crime WatchMore>>

  • Alabama State Trooper injured in shootout

    Alabama State Trooper injured in shootout

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:59:28 GMT
    An Alabama State Trooper has been released from the hospital after he was in a shootout with two men in southeast Alabama.
    An Alabama State Trooper has been released from the hospital after he was in a shootout with two men in southeast Alabama.
  • Columbus man shot in face, another injured in weekend shooting

    Columbus man shot in face, another injured in weekend shooting

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:55:24 GMT
    Columbus Police are looking for the gunman responsible for shooting a man in the face and a woman in the leg on Saturday.
    Columbus Police are looking for the gunman responsible for shooting a man in the face and a woman in the leg on Saturday.
  • Escaped inmate tased twice, jumps in lake during capture

    Escaped inmate tased twice, jumps in lake during capture

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:01:28 GMT
    Grisset shows which way Adams ranGrisset shows which way Adams ran
    Darrin Adams got away from a Muscogee County prison detail last Friday. This came months after he escaped from the Lee County Detention Center in December and another Georgia prison in 1994. Lee County authorities found him late Wednesday night.
    Darrin Adams got away from a Muscogee County prison detail last Friday. This came months after he escaped from the Lee County Detention Center in December and another Georgia prison in 1994. Lee County authorities found him late Wednesday night.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

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