Milledgeville murder suspect arrested in Newton County

A suspect in a Milledgeville murder was arrested in Newton County on Thursday.

Dontavious Janard Dixon was arrested at a residence in Newton County after Milledgeville police received information indicating his location. A U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Newton County sheriff’s deputies arrested Dixon, according to a news release on the Milledgeville Police Department’s Facebook page. Dixon was taken by Milledgeville detectives back to the city jail.

Dixon is charged with murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Jaquisha Smith, who died from multiple gunshot wounds in an incident on West Thomas Court on Friday that also injured her mother.

To contact writer Jeremy Timmerman, call 744-4331.