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Homicide suspects investigated for weapons trafficking

POSTED: December 15, 2011 4:19 p.m.

The four suspects recently arrested in the Long County double homicide of Tiffany Renee York and Michael Roark also are being investigated for their alleged involvement in weapons trafficking, according to information provided by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Pvt. Christopher Salmon and Sgt. Anthony Peden both face malice murder charges, and Pvt. Isaac Aguigui and Pfc. Michael Burnett both have been charged with being a party to murder. The suspects currently are being held without bond at the Liberty County Regional Jail.

Atlanta Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives public information officer Richard Coes said the double homicide investigation caught the bureau’s attention, prompting the ATF to get involved in the investigation.

The ATF obtained a warrant and conducted a search Tuesday morning at a house in Hinesville’s Griffin Park subdivision. Coes said a cache of weapons was found inside a house on Cordele Street. He would not elaborate on the investigation but did say the ATF has reason to believe the men might have been purchasing large amounts of weapons and possibly were distributing them.

Read the complete story in Friday’s Coastal Courier.

 

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