Man arrested in connection to September murder in Columbus

(Source: Muscogee County Jail)
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 6:19 AM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office has announced its Drug, Gang, and Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshal’s Office have worked together to arrest a man in connection to a Columbus murder.

30-year-old Reuben Hensley is accused of fatally shooting 37-year-old Marjester Thornton on Urban Avenue in September. He was arrested Monday in DeKalb County.

A preliminary hearing in Recorder’s Court is scheduled for Hensley on December 23 at 9 a.m.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office at 706-225-4285 or Corporal Z. Cole with the Columbus Police Department at 706-225-4295 or

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