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January 20, 2014

Ashburn man, 23, charged with murder

ASHBURN —

Houston County Sheriff's investigators secured a murder warrant charging 23-year-old Jamarcus Akeem Clark of Ashburn Sunday  with the murder of Kerry Benald Glenn. 

Glenn was killed Jan. 14 in Houston County.

During the investigation, Houston County Sheriff's Investigators received information from the Turner County Sheriff's Office regarding this case. The information led to identifying Clark as a suspect in the shooting death of Glenn.

On Jan. 19, at approximately 5 p.m., Clark was arrested by the Turner County Sheriff's Office and members of the Crisp, Turner and Tift County Sheriff's Response Team.

Clark was arrested after a brief foot chase after he was initially spotted by law enforcement officers. He has been transported to the Houston County Detention Center where he is being held on the murder charge, without bond.

The investigation into the Glenn's death is ongoing. 

Multiple agencies have been assisting the Houston County Sheriff's Office during the investigation including the sheriff's offices in Turner, Crisp and Tift counties, as well as the Tift County Sheriff's Response Team, the police departments in Perry and Ashburn, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Anyone having information in this investigation is asked to call the Houston County  Sheriff's Office at 478-542-2080,  or contact CpL P. Lange or Sgt G. Pennycuff at 478-542-2085.

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