Homicide Investigation in Atkinson County

September 11, 2018

UPDATE:

Pearson, GA (September 11, 2018) – The GBI’s Douglas Regional Office and Thomasville Regional office arrested Keith Lamar Oliver, 26, in connection with the deaths of Willie J. Oliver and Jerome Nixon.
 
The following arrest warrants for Keith Oliver were issued by the GBI Douglas Regional office:  Two counts of Malice Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and one count of possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.  GBI Thomasville Agents and Thomas County Deputies located Oliver in Thomasville, Georgia and arrested him on the above listed charges. Oliver was transported to the Thomas County Jail.


Pearson, GA –  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Pearson Police Department are seeking information regarding the murders of Willie J. Oliver, 72, and Jerome Nixon, 62 (see attached flyer).  On February 10, 2018, the Pearson Police Department responded to 371 Allen Avenue West, where Oliver and Nixon were found dead inside the residence.  Both victims died of gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pearson Police Department at 912-422-7411, the GBI office in Douglas at 1-800-597-8477 or 912-389-4103, or online at Tips@gbi.ga.gov


Pearson, GA (February10, 2018) – On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Pearson Police Department to assist with a death investigation.

At approximately 1:50 p.m., a neighbor reported that two bodies were located at 371 West Allen Avenue in Pearson. Officers arrived at the residence and found the bodies of Willie J. Oliver Sr., 72, and Jerome A. Nixon, 62. Both died from apparent gunshot wounds. Autopsies will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.
 
Anyone with information regarding the deaths is asked to contact the Pearson Police Department at (912) 422-7411 or the GBI office in Douglas at (912) 389-4103.


Mark A. Pro - Special Agent in Charge | Douglas | 912-389-4103 

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