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3 arrested in two Macon homicides

Macon police have arrested three people Monday in connection with two separate homicide cases.

Melvin Washington, 26, is charged with murder in the Dec, 8 death of Tanisha Hardman, according to a Macon police news release.

Hardman, 24, was found shot to death at Cherry Tree Hill Apartments, 2050 Old Clinton Road, by a man foraging through trash in a Dumpster behind the apartments. Her body was located near Building N but was not inside the Dumpster.

Hardman was a resident of Shadowood West Apartments on West Highland Drive.

Washington, of 1400 Gray Highway, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Monday and is being held at the Bibb County jail without bond, according to jail records.

Antonio Bernard Harris, 28, and Christopher Nicholas Hill, 29, are charged with murder in the Dec. 28 death of Margo Clyde, according to the release.

A crowd of people was at 2977 Gordon St. when shots rang out, killing 27-year-old Clyde and injuring her cousin Travis Clyde, 37.

A police report released on the day following the shooting included a notation that officers’ preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was gang-related and named the gang as “Mafia.”

Tips called into Macon Regional CrimeStoppers helped identify and locate Harris and Hill, according to the release.

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Edgar said members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Hill in Forsyth while he was at work doing landscape.

He said Hill was arrested without incident.

Harris, of 377 Pansy Ave., was booked into Bibb County jail at 4:30 p.m. and transferred to another facility. Hill, of 615 Coach St., was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday and is being held without bond at the Bibb County jail, according to jail records.

The cases are not related.

Information from The Telegraph archives was included in this report.

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