Update: Suspect charged with murder in Troup County death

by Wes Mayer

A man believed to be responsible for the death of Michael Anthony Starnes in northern Troup County has been arrested by investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, Criss Langston, 28, of Franklin, is charged with felony murder, tampering with evidence, and theft of a firearm, according to Troup County Sheriff’s Office authorities. Langston was arrested Monday morning, charged in the shooting death of Starnes and transported to the Troup County Jail.

Starnes, 48, who was from Heard County, was found dead by deputies around 11:10 p.m. Friday in the area of McCosh Mill Road in northern Troup County, according to a prepared statement. Investigators believe his death occurred Friday evening.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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