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Murder Suspects Surrender
Monday, 18 July 2011

July 18--  Five days after allegedly leaving a body in Vidalia, two Soperton men gave themselves up Sunday to Treutlen County Sheriff Tommy Corbin.

Sheriff Corbin says 18-year-old Sylvester Davis, Jr. and 24-year-old Jonathan Alan Wright are being charged with the murder and armed robbery of 25-year-old Marquis Wadley last Tuesday night.  Wadley's body was found in the trunk of his car parked on the side of Orange Street in Vidalia last Wednesday morning.

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     Davis                        Wright

"The actual homicide occurred at 1800 Second Street in Soperton, the home of their grandmother.  Marqis Wadley was shot in the head at that residence and they then took the car and drove it to Vidalia where the body was found," Sheriff Corbin reports.

Sheriff Corbin says, "They took money from him and there were some drugs involved in it."

Davis has previously been charged in a cocaine case and Wright has spent time in the Treutlen County jail for theft, according to the sheriff.

They were picked up in Dublin after their sister notified Sheriff Corbin the two were ready to give themselves up.  "There was a lot of pressure on these boys and they decided to turn themselves in and go from there," he said.

The boys' grandmother was out of town attending a funeral in Detroit the night of the shooting.  Sheriff Corbin says the two took a cab back to Soperton after parking the car containing the body in Vidalia.

He thanked the GBI and police officers in Vidalia and Soperton for helping him with the investigation.

 
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