Murder suspect Steven James Mauldin will be facing double-homicide charges in Chattooga County, along with other charges that may include theft of a motor vehicle. He was captured on Wednesday afternoon shortly after 1 PM in Coweta County.
Mauldin, who has a history of being arrested for violent crimes, is accused of killing two people and shooting a third at 13023 Highway 100, near the Floyd County line on Tuesday morning. Thirty-five-year-old Joe Edward Brown and his mother, sixty-one-year-old Linda Mae Everett were shot dead at the home they shared with forty-six-year-old Daryl Lee Marsh. Marsh was shot and injured and transported to a hospital in Floyd County for treatment, where he remains in serious condition.
A manhunt for Mauldin involved several law enforcement agencies in both Georgia and Alabama. Sheriff Shcrader expressed his appreciation to those agencies on Wednesday evening.
Mauldin is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Norcross, Georgia and driving to Moody, Alabama where he abandoned the woman at a gas station. He is facing kidnapping charges in Norcross, according to law enforcement officials there. He is also facing charges in Moody, Alabama and in Coweta County, Georgia.