Gordon double-murder

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney T. Wright Barksdale III and Assistant District Attorney Brent Cochran getting information Monday from Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office Lead Investigator Rod Chatman about the double-murders of Ricky Howard Williams, 74 and his wife, Pamela Ann Williams, 70. Authorities believe the couple was murdered in their Gordon home on Elm Street sometime Monday.

GORDON, Ga. — After several hours of searching on Monday, a man wanted for questioning in the double-murder of an elderly couple is now in custody.

Mary Chandler, special agent in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 6 Office in Milledgeville, identified the suspect as Jordan Kyle Lemaster, 34, of Sebastian, Fla. 

Lemaster is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the double-murders of Ricky Howard Williams, 74, and his wife, Pamela Ann Williams, 70 in their home on Elm Street in Gordon.

In a press release, Chandler said Lemaster had been living with the victims — his uncle and aunt.

The couple was killed inside their home sometime Monday, authorities believe.

Lemaster was taken into custody by authorities in Sebastian, Fla. He reportedly had driven from the residence in Gordon back to Florida in a Kia SUV belonging to his uncle and aunt.

The suspect is expected to be returned to Wilkinson County, where he will be held in the Wilkinson County Jail in Irwinton.

Once the investigation has been completed by authorities, the case file will be turned over to the district attorney’s office for review and prosecution.

“This investigation remains active and ongoing,” Chandler said.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation besides the GBI include the Gordon Police Department, the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilkinson County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information can submit tips by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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