September 26, 2018

Franklin man charged with Felony Murder in Troup County

(Lagrange, GA) — Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest yesterday in the shooting death of Michael Anthony Starnes, which occurred Friday evening in the area of McCosh Mill Rd.

Criss Langston, 28 years of age, of Franklin, GA was arrested Monday morning without incident in Heard County and was then transported to the Troup County jail.

Langston is being charged with Felony Murder, Tampering with Evidence, and Felony Theft of a Firearm.

Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff wishes to thank all of his investigators who worked around the clock to apprehend this suspect.

Authorities with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert via facebook Sunday afternoon in search of answers after a Heard County man was found shot to death Friday night.

According to reports, 48-year-old Michael Anthony Starnes of Heard County died sometime in the afternoon or into the early evening hours.

Authorities were dispatched to the scene in the area of McCosh Mill Road in northern Troup County at 11:10 pm Friday where they found the already deceased victim.

Starnes’ body was transported to the GBI crime lab for examination.

Stay tuned to for further information as it is released.

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