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Two arrested in connection to 2015 Burke County murder

Washam (left and Sutton (right) (Photo Source: Burke Co. Sheriff's Office) Washam (left and Sutton (right) (Photo Source: Burke Co. Sheriff's Office)
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says two men have been arrested in connection to a murder from September of 2015. That’s when the body of 27-year-old Michael Jones was found in a wooded area near the railroad tracks off Watkins Pond Road in Burke County.

The sheriff’s office says 40-year-old Michael Washam was arrested Friday morning by U.S. Marshals. He was at his home in North Augusta and is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center on unrelated charges. He’ll be charged with one count of murder once he is extradited back to Georgia.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Ryan Sutton was already behind bars at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Jail on unrelated charges. Burke County Sheriff’s Office says Sutton has been moved to the Burke County Jail. He, too, is charged with one count of murder.

Further details about how Washam and Sutton came in contact with Jones are not available. Stay with FOX 54 for updates as they become available.

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