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.



More Local

Two suspects arrested in homicides

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in Monday's double homicide on Widgeon Trail. Kenya Nneaka Sewell, 26, and Jarico Deshun Brown, ... Read More


Family, friends: Defendant is sleepwalker

Day four of the trial of Benjamin Tyler Gray for the alleged rape of a woman in Senoia saw his defense team call a DNA expert to the stand T ... Read More


Senoia Council

‘Walking Dead’ fence has to come down

The chain-link fence that has provided secure parking and storage for equipment used in the filming of “The Walking Dead” in dow ... Read More


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Ruth Hill to implement new model

Ruth Hill Elementary School was recently selected as one of 10 schools in Georgia to implement Academic Parent Teacher Teams, a new parent-t ... Read More


Defense draws judge’s ire in rape case

The trial of a Newnan man indicted for rape continued in Coweta County Superior Court early Monday. Attorneys were able to hear the testimon ... Read More

Rape Trial

Connections, memories part of testimony

Three witnesses were called to testify in Monday afternoon’s session of the trial of Benjamin Tyler Gray, 29, accused of rape after an ... Read More