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Double homicide investigation underway in Whitfield County after two women found dead

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is investigating two homicides Thursday morning. Michael Brandon Townsend is in custody after the murders of two women this morning at 234 Tanglewood Drive in north Whitfield County, according to Sheriff Scott Chitwood. The victims, 72-year-old Judy Potts and 44 year old Krystal Spainhour, both suffered blunt force trauma and stab wounds, according to the Whitfield Sheriff’s Office.Townsend is being charged with two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of aggravated battery.