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Two men arrested, charged with murder
Crime scene tape

The Long County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release saying they’ve arrested two men allegedly responsible for the death of Omari S. Alexander, an 18-year-old Hinesville resident who was a student at Bradwell Institute.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said his department had opened a homicide investigation into the death of Alexander on Feb. 24.

Nobles said that after a three week joint investigation by his department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the Hinesville Police Department, and many other Law Enforcement Partners, arrest warrants have been issued.

Arrested were Byran Denzel Hopkins, 27 of Hinesville and Michael Anthony Williams, 23 of Hinesville. Both men have been charged with murder and are awaiting a first appearance and remain in Jail.

Alexander's body was discovered around 6 p.m. Feb. 24, by a motorist near a private drive on County Line Road near Rye Patch, according to Nobles. Alexander’s body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler where an autopsy was conducted.

Nobles said the investigation is still active and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Long County Sheriff’s Office, or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Long County Sheriff’s Office at 912-545-2118, or the GBI Kingsland Office at 912-729-6198.

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