Third suspect arrested in Macon killing

pramati@macon.comApril 8, 2010 

A third suspect has been arrested in the Tuesday shooting death of a Macon man, police officials said.

Police arrested Eric Stewart Everidge, 28, on Wednesday and charged him with murder in the death of Jamie Abney, 34, who was shot in the head while driving through the intersection of Mickey Street and Lindsey Drive late Tuesday morning.

Abney, who lived on Lindwood Drive, was a suspect in a burglary that took place in a north Macon house early Tuesday morning, police officials said.

Police had previously arrested two other men in connection with the shooting. Michael Todd Rice, 27, of Macon, and Stanley Michael Dominy, 31, also of Macon, were being held in the Bibb County jail.

There was an unidentified woman in the car, a Chevrolet, riding with Abney. She wasn’t injured.

The car plowed into the fence of a residence near the intersection, and Abney’s companion banged on the door of the house, asking the residents to call the police.

Capt. Mike Smallwood of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said Abney and a woman named Erin Mazza were suspects in the robbery of Michael Todd Rice, of 160 Von Ron Drive. Rice told investigators that the two had come over to his residence to start playing pool. As Rice was setting up the game, Abney allegedly put him in a chokehold, then drew out a gun. He allegedly told Mazza to grab $1,100 from Rice’s pocket.

Mazza was in jail Tuesday and the woman in the vehicle was not Mazza, officials said. Officials haven’t said if the two incidents are linked.

Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report.

To contact writer Phillip Ramati, call 744-4334.

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