Arrest made in latest murder
Man arrested in New Jersey, awaiting extradition to Georgia
A New Jersey resident was arrested Thursday for the recent murder of a Newton County man, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
Rodney Young, 40, was arrested in Bridgeton, N. J., by local law agencies for the murder of Gary Lamar Jones, 28, who was discovered dead in his home by his mother, Doris Jones, on Sunday evening. Young is charged with one count of murder, one count of malice murder and burglary.
Young is currently being held in New Jersey pending an extradition hearing.
Young and the victim’s mother knew each other from New Jersey, according to GBI spokesperson John Bankhead.
Approximately 20 residents of Lower River Road attended the Tuesday night BOC meeting to protest the expansion of the landfill and to air concerns about methane levels at the landfill.
“ We’re worried about the monitoring of everything down there,” said Lower River Road resident Harold Lesley to the BOC. “ We just want you to know we’re not happy campers about it. Our property values are getting smashed.”
According to Krasko, though LEL levels of methane were detected beyond the fence line of the landfill, the topology of the land keeps methane from drift- ing across the street
One of the requests by residents on Lower River Road is for the county to test for methane across the street near their homes.
“ The stench is getting unbearable,” said Forrest Sawyer, another resident of Lower River Road. “ The landfill is getting worse. The neighborhood is just garbage. You see garbage everywhere.”
Responding to comments from the audience, Varner said, “ There’s misinformation that’s been said here. Ya’ll are hearing stuff that is not true.
“Anytime you have a landfill, you have methane. We are not expanding [ the landfill] out, we are trying to make it more efficient.”