March 4, 2021

41-year-old man charged with murder in Carroll County

(Carroll County, GA) — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday to the 100 block of Rose Street in San Marco Subdivision in reference to a body located in a brush pile.

41-year-old Aaron Ashley (Photo: CCSO)

According to a press release issued by the CCSO, units arrived on scene and discovered a male wrapped in a blanket and deceased behind a residence and contacted the Criminal Investigations Division who responded to the scene.

The initial investigation identified the owner of the residence as 41-year-old Aaron Ashley.

Authorities began actively searching for him not knowing if he would be involved in the incident or a victim himself.

Police say a tip was called in that Ashley would be located at a residence on Waddell Street in Bremen, GA (Haralson County) and when Investigators went to speak with him, the man barricaded himself inside the residence and a standoff ensued.

Along with the assistance of the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Bremen Police Department, Paulding County SWAT, and Carroll County/Carrollton Police Departments ACE (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement) Unit, the standoff was ended peacefully, and Ashley was taken into custody.

According to the report, this is still an active investigation and manner of death and the victim’s identity will not be released at this time pending positive identification and autopsy results.

“I am grateful to the many agencies involved in this case and their willingness to assist our Department, and to our employees that always hit the ground running in order to ensure the integrity of the investigation,” stated Carroll County Sheriff Terry Langley.

Ashley is facing charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Concealment of a Death, and Destruction of Evidence, more charges could follow once investigation is complete.

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