Third arrest made in murder case, search for man connected continues

Vaughn Verdi (left) and William Krepps (right)
Vaughn Verdi (left) and William Krepps (right)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A third person has been arrested in connection to the murder of an Augusta man.

17-year-old Emily Stephens is charged with Tampering With Evidence in the murder of Chad Garner.

Investigators also say that missing man Preston Overton’s truck was found on Tybee Island.

Emily Stephens is charged with Tampering With Evidence
Emily Stephens is charged with Tampering With Evidence

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information on Overton, call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Two men are behind bars today accused of murder.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says Vaughn Austin Verdi and William Joseph Krepps shot and killed Chad Garner.

It happened Sunday morning on Peach Orchard Road.

Garner was found shot to death inside a storage building.

Investigators are also searching for a missing man in connection with this case.

28-year-old Preston Overton was last seen with Chad Garner at the Studio 6 Motel on Wrightsboro Road.

Overton is 6 ft 3 with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.

If you have any information on Overton, call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080

 

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