14-year-old charged in Pike County murder; third suspect at large has been identified


A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Saturday night murder of James Knight.

Knight was shot and killed outside the residence located at 214 Patton Road in Pike County.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office said a 14-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday afternoon for their alleged involvement in Knight’s shooting death.

The 14-year-old has been charged with party to the crime of felony murder.

They are currently being held in a juvenile detention facility.

An arrest warrant has also been obtained for a third suspect identified as 19-year-old Antonio Murgado Jr.

Murgado Jr. is being sought on a charge of felony murder.

Murgado Jr. is on bond in Clayton County for armed robbery and in Spalding County for possession of methamphetamine.

The first suspect identified and apprehended, 18-year-old Jaiden Chappell, of Griffin, was originally charged with felony murder. She is now facing additional charges including armed robbery, use of telecommunication device to facilitate a crime, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and making false statements.

Anyone with information related to Murgado Jr.’s whereabouts or this case is asked to contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 770.567.8431.

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