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UPDATE: Butts Co. deputies identify man, 31, as murder victim and identify suspects

Curtis Pitts/Butts Co. Sheriff's Office


UPDATE 4:00 P.M. on Sunday

Butts County Sheriff's Office charged Steven Alford Jacobs and Emanuel James Nesbitt of Cartersville with Aggravated Assault and Murder, according to their Facebook page.

UPDATE 6 P.M.

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. -- Deputies say the body found Friday morning in Butts County is 31-year-old Curtis Author Pitts of Cartersville. They are calling him a murder victim.

Butts Co. Sheriff's Office says if you have any info or had any contact with Pitts after 1 a.m. Friday you are encouraged to contact Butts County Investigators at 770-775-8216 immediately.

A cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this senseless crime is being offered.

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ORIGINAL STORY

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. -- Butts County deputies have reported a body found Friday morning at the entrance of the Jackson Glen Subdivision off of Hwy. 36 in Jackson.

Deputies said they're investigating a homicide that "appears to have been brought in off of Interstate 75."

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is working with Butts County investigators and is still processing the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

Nelly Miles with the GBI said the male victim "was found with multiple gunshot wounds after a 911 call" that came in around 6:13 a.m.

Captain Matt Garrison with the sheriff's office said a passerby found the body and made the call to 911.

Garrison said Butts County deputies immediately asked the GBI to help with the investigation. He added that investigators "assume" the body was discovered within six hours of being shot.

The case doesn't appear to have any connections with the Jackson Glen Subdivision, deputies said.

Anyone with information that could help Butts County investigators and the GBI with this case are asked to call 770-775-8216.





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