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He’s accused of removing a gun from the scene of a Houston County killing

Houston County homicide crime scene

Curtis Thomas, 23, of Warner Robins, was fatally wounded Thursday morning at Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park. Here's a look at the crime scene that stretched more than a block from where Thomas was shot to where he collapsed. He was pronounced d
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Curtis Thomas, 23, of Warner Robins, was fatally wounded Thursday morning at Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park. Here's a look at the crime scene that stretched more than a block from where Thomas was shot to where he collapsed. He was pronounced d

A man wanted in connection with a Houston County killing is now in custody.

Corey Deshaun Humes, 33, of Warner Robins, is charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly removing a gun from the homicide scene, according to an arrest warrant.

He’s also charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, having a burglary conviction in Houston County, a warrant said.

“I can only say right now that those arrests are in relation to the shooting death of Curtis Thomas,” said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland. He declined to elaborate.

Thomas, 23, of Warner Robins, was fatally wounded near the intersection of Maplewood Drive and Oakwood Drive in the Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park off Feagin Mill Road in Houston County on Sept. 14. He was shot once in the abdomen.

He collapsed in the front yard of a Maplewood Drive home about a block away from where he was shot. He was pronounced dead at the Houston Medical Center.

Humes was also being held Friday without bond at the Houston County Detention Center in connection with the slaying and on a probation violation.

His other Houston County convictions include possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and theft by taking, according to prison and court records.

Humes was arrested Thursday in the Riverdale community just south of Atlanta by Clayton County sheriff’s deputies acting on information Houston County sheriff’s investigators had received, Holland said.

Two others also have been charged in connection with killing.

Jennifer Brown-Gammill, 33, of Bonaire, is charged with making false statements to authorities about being a witness to the killing, a warrant said.

Cynthia Strong Bragg, 62, of Bonaire, was also charged with making false statements to authorities about her presence at the homicide scene, a warrant said.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser

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