More Arrests in Newton County Murder

June 16, 2009

COVINGTON - As result of the continuing investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the GBI with assistance from the U. S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, three more people have been charged in the connection with the murder of Timothy Clements whose body was found in a Newton County Creek last Friday. 

Christian Caldwell, 17, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, concealing a death, false imprisonment, and theft by taking. Brittney Beasley, 18, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.  Another individual has been charged, but is a juvenile.    All three are from Covington.

Pablo Maldonado, 22, who was arrested Sunday in Anniston, Alabama on murder charges, has also been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, concealing a death, false imprisonment, theft by taking and forgery. 

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and GBI Director Vernon Keenan are grateful for the invaluable assistance provided by the US Marshals Service's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in tracking down all four individuals.

The three adults are being held at the Newton County Jail and the juvenile is being held at a juvenile detention center.

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Contact Information: 
John Bankhead - 404-270-8330; Lt Mark Mitchell, Newton County SO 678-694-2515;James Ergas, U. S. Marshals Service; 404-909-0444