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Two killed and one wounded in shooting on Highway 100 Tuesday morning in Chattooga, suspect sought

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

From Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader:

On Wednesday August 28th at approximately 1:00PM, deputies from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office spotted suspect Mauldin traveling on I85 in Coweta County. An attempted traffic stop turned into a vehicle chase when Mauldin failed to stop. The Georgia State Patrol entered the chase and shortly thereafter Mauldin was taken into custody. The GBI will begin processing the vehicle and gathering evidence. I would like to personally thank each officer and employee from my Office and others as well as the agencies that assisted or offered their assistance. I would also like to thank our local media and other media outlets for their quick response in the pushing out of information for us. The assisting agencies were: Summerville and Trion Police Depts, The Rome, Lafayette and Newnan Georgia State Patrol, The Georgia Dept. Of Corrections K9 units, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Floyd County Police Department, Cherokee County Alabama Sheriffs Office, Walker and Gordon County Sheriffs Offices, Adairsville Police Department, Moody Alabama Police Department, Norcross and Clayton County Georgia Police Departments, Coweta County Sheriffs Office and the United States Marshals Service.

Nor Ross Police have issued warrants on suspect Steven Mauldin for kidnapping. Initially, the ex-girlfriend got into Mauldin’s car willingly. Then she insisted on getting out, sheriff said. Steven Mauldin pointed a pistol at her and would not let her leave according to police. The two went to Moody, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham, where they stayed at a Super 8 on Moody Parkway. She was able to get word to hotel staff that she had in fact been kidnapped that is when Mauldin fled. According to authorities in Alabama, Mauldin was seen heading toward I-20.

Authorities confirmed last night that suspect Steven Mauldin had been sighted near Birmingham, Ala. Mauldin is accused of killing 35-year-old Joe Edward Brown and his 61-year-old mother Linda Mae Everett, both of Highway 100. The injured man that is fighting for his life at an area hospital has been identified as Daryl Lee Marsh, 46, of that same residence on Hwy. 100. Chattooga County Dispatchers at E-911 received a transfer call from Floyd County E911 at 8:01 A.M. that a shooting had occurred at a residence on Highway 100 near the Chattooga and Floyd County line. Several deputies and investigators responded to the residence. After arriving, they found two people dead and another shot. The injured man was transported by Redmond EMS to a local hospital in Floyd County. GBI is on scene as well assisting with the investigation. A BOLO was issued for the suspect’s vehicle: 2003 silver Honda Civic with a Georgia license plate RMR8244. Arrest warrants have been obtained for Steven James Mauldin charging him with two counts of Murder along with other related charges. Authorities are still looking for the 2003 silver Honda Civic.