Macon man charged with murder extradited from Florida

Russell Ladarick Rogers
Russell Ladarick Rogers

A Macon man charged with murder is in the custody of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office after being extradited from Florida.

Bibb sheriff’s investigators issued a murder warrant for Russell Rogers, 38, after 58-year-old Sammie Williams, of Baxter Avenue, was found dead Sept. 5. Williams’ badly decomposed body was found in a house on Roy Street, marking Bibb County’s 20th homicide of the year.

Rogers was arrested driving Williams’ car after a short chase with the Florida Highway Patrol. Rogers also was caught with other items belonging to the victim.

Anyone with information in reference to the homicide investigation is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Stephen Mays, call 744-4251 or find him on Twitter@ stephemays