Cobb County slaying suspect denied bond
Ronnie “Jay” Towns was formally charged with the crime last month.
The hearing was held Friday in a Dodge County courtroom. Telfair County District Attorney Timothy Vaughn tells 41NBC Towns is booked in the Dodge County jail.
Towns is charged with a total of eight counts, including murder, felony murder, and armed robbery.
The Telfair County Sheriff’s Office says in January, Towns shot 69-year-old Elrey “Bud” Runion and his 66-year-old wife June. The Cobb County couple drove to Telfair County to check out a car they saw on Craigslist.
Their bodies and SUV were found in a lake. The GBI also found pieces of possible evidence, including guns and personal items investigators believe belong to the Runions.
Vaughn says Towns’ arraignment is scheduled for June.
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