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Man accused of murder faces kidnapping charges after capture

August 29, 2019

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) —

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 38-year-old Steven James Mauldin of Bremen was arrested Wednesday in Coweta County.

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader tells local news outlets that sheriff’s deputies and state troopers chased and caught Mauldin on Interstate 85.

Mauldin is charged with killing Joe Everett Brown and Linda Mae Everett on Monday in Chattooga County. Daryl Lee Marsh was wounded.

Schrader says Mauldin drove to Norcross later Monday. There, Schrader says Mauldin’s ex-girlfriend went willingly with him, but he says she later tried to leave and Mauldin held her at gunpoint.

Schrader says Mauldin drove to a Moody, Alabama, motel where the woman alerted employees to her kidnapping. Mauldin then fled.

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