Sumter Co. man arrested

Braxton Bernard Brown (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
Braxton Bernard Brown (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - After receiving tips from Sumter County citizens, officials arrested Braxton Bernard Brown, 18, without incident.

Brown was charged with the murder of Richard Willis and aggravated assault on Klinen Carswell in reference to an incident that occurred in Americus, GA on July 29.

Brown and several subjects were located at 522 East Furlow Street, Americus, GA.  At the time of the arrest, officials seized narcotics, cash and a weapon.  Further investigation is pending in reference to this case with possible additional arrests being made.

Sheriff Pete Smith would like to thank the members of Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Americus Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Marshalls for their assistance.

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