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Billings Court murder suspect's father arrested

Walter Ragan (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) Walter Ragan (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)
Lonnie Ragan (Source: Columbus Police Department) Lonnie Ragan (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A murder suspect's father has been taken to jail as police investigate any possible connection he may have had in last week's killing.

News Leader 9 first told you about the shooting death of 28 year old Hollie Hearn. Police tell us Hearn was shot by Lonnie Ragan after an altercation at her home on Billings Court in Columbus. Her husband was also shot in the leg during the incident.

Ragan was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault. Now his father, Walter Ragan, joins him in the Muscogee County Jail.

Columbus Police tell News Leader 9 Walter Ragan was arrested in Talbot County and transported to Columbus, charged with terroristic threats.

Although not many details can be released since it is an on-going investigation, police do say they are looking in to any possible connection Walter Ragan's threats had with the Friday night shooting they believe his son was responsible for.

Ragan is being held without bond and will appear in Recorder's Court Thursday.

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