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Suspect arrested in cold case murder

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Derrick Jermaine Smith (Source: Terrell Co. Sheriff) Derrick Jermaine Smith (Source: Terrell Co. Sheriff)
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

Dawson Police and the GBI have made an arrest in the murder of a Terrell County man five years ago.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged Derrick Smith in the murder of Lucious Buchanan.

Buchanan was found shot in his First Avenue home January 5, 2008.

A GBI news release says arrest warrants were taken for Smith in December of last year.

Smith has been charged with Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery.

Derrick Smith is currently in jail in Lee County on unrelated charges.

He is expected to be moved to Terrell County to answer the murder charges next month.

The GBI and Dawson Police are releasing further details in this case and WALB News 10 will
have that information later today at WALB.com and on WALB News 10.

 

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