Two suspects have been identified in connection with the killing and armed robbery at an east Macon home earlier this week, and authorities were searching for them Friday night.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said warrants for felony murder and armed robbery have been obtained for Sherod Ranardo Holston, 24, and Antwan Denard Johnson, 25. Both men are from Macon.
Early Wednesday morning, Ulysses Pitts was shot multiple times in his McCall Road home. A neighbor was first alerted to the shooting by Pitts’ young grandchildren, who apparently were inside the house when Pitts was shot.
Pitts died a short time later in a Macon hospital. Back at the crime scene, investigators took a brown paper evidence bag out of the house Wednesday morning, but they have not said what they found or what led authorities to suspect Holston and Johnson.
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According to a Friday night news release from the sheriff’s office, an undisclosed amount of money was taken from Pitts’ home.
“Our community can be grateful that Bibb County investigators have identified suspects within 48 hours of this senseless crime,” Sheriff David Davis said in the release. “Robbing and murdering an individual in front of a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old only shows how merciless and ruthless these suspects are.”
Holston is described as a black male, and based on information from a September 2012 jail file, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds, according to the news release.
In the photograph provided by the sheriff’s office, he has a mustache, beard and a gold grill in his mouth.
Johnson, who also is black, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds, according to a March 2014 jail file. His photo shows him with long dreadlocks, a goatee and a mustache, according to the release.
Anyone with information about Holston and Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.