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Arrest made in South Georgia murder case

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, about 8:34 p.m., Steve Maurice Register, Jr., 27, was arrested on outstanding warrants for Felony Murder and three counts of Aggravated Assault involving the murder of Michael Ladon Charckon, 49, on July 25, 2018.

Agents and Deputies searched several known areas Register was known to stay and frequent in Seminole, Decatur and Early counties the day and night before his arrest.  A vehicle Register was known to ride in was spotted by Decatur County Sheriff’s Deputies at the truckstop near Highway 84 in Bainbridge on Sunday night. Register was located as a passenger in the vehicle and arrested on the outstanding warrants from Seminole County.  Register was then transported to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked for the charges.

The Aggravated Assault charges against Register stem from him allegedly shooting at others present at the scene off of Highway 374 after the alleged shooting of Charckon.   More charges are expected as the investigation continues.  Autopsy results showed Charckon died from a gunshot wound.  This case is active and ongoing.

If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Thomasville GBI Office at 229-225-4090 or the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 229-524-5115

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