Murder suspect Steven James Mauldin remains incarcerated in the Chattooga County Jail and Sheriff Mark Schrader says that his investigators continue to follow up on leads and information into the killing of three people back in August.
Mauldin is accused of shooting and killing thirty-five-year-old Joe Edward Brown and his mother, sixty-one-year-old Linda Mae Everett and seriously wounding Daryl Lee Marsh. Marsh passed away from his injuries sustained during that shooting and now Mauldin is facing three counts of murder.
Sheriff Schrader said that he was able to speak briefly with Marsh before Marsh passed away over a week ago at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga. The sheriff had hoped that Marsh would be the key witness to the murders when Steven Mauldin stands trial.
Chattooga County Magistrate Judge Tracy Maddux said that a preliminary hearing regarding presenting the case to the Chattooga County Grand Jury will be held on Thursday, October 17th.