4th person arrested in Houston double homicide

jburk@macon.comAugust 22, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- Houston County authorities arrested a fourth person Thursday in connection with this week’s double homicide.

Amy Patricia Walker, who is about 19 years old, was charged with tampering with evidence and concealing the death of a person, according to Houston County jail records.

Sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland confirmed her arrest is in connection with Monday’s killing of 30-year-old Shaland McConnell and 32-year-old Ruben Miranda but would not elaborate on the case. The last known residence of McConnell and Miranda was in Jonesboro, but they appear to be originally from California, Holland said.

Three men -- Thomas Andrew Kelley, 19, of Byron; Coleman Lawrence Crouch, 21, of Warner Robins; and Justice Bernard Evans, 20, of Macon -- have been charged with murder.

Crouch and Evans also have been charged with tampering with evidence and concealing the death of a person.

All are being held without bond in the Houston County jail.

Authorities have released few details in the case. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 100 block of Chadwick Road at about 5 a.m. Monday, and they found evidence of gunshots inside, according to a news release. The bodies of two men were found several hours later in a wooded area near U.S. 41 and North Houston Lake Road.

Exactly what happened has yet to be explained. Lt. Dave Carrick said Wednesday that the details of the killings have not been released yet because there are still people authorities would like to speak with.

Telegraph writer Wayne Crenshaw and information from Telegraph archives contributed to this report.

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