Two more suspects arrested

COVINGTON -- Two fugitives being sought in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found in a burning vehicle on Dec. 30 have been apprehended, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

NCSO Lt. Tyrone Oliver said Jordan Michael Coleman, 19, of DeKalb County was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals, and Brandon Hambrick, 18, also of DeKalb County, was arrested by the Marshals Thursday afternoon.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation had made an appeal earlier this week in an effort to locate Hambrick after it was announced that 27-year-old Candice Pope of 8882 Seneca Road, Palmetto, was at the Newton County Detention Center being held on murder charges in connection with the death of 44-year-old Alvin Hall.

Hall's vehicle was discovered on McGiboney Lane in Newton County, an area located off Spring Road near the Rockdale County line about 10:45 p.m. when the Newton County Fire Service was dispatched to a vehicle fire. As the fire was being extinguished, authorities located the body of the Atlanta man. Hall had been last seen alive earlier on Dec. 30 in the area of Empire Park in Atlanta.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead said that Pope knew both the victim and Hambrick. The role of the third suspect has not been released. Details on the cause of death and the motive in the case are being withheld "due to investigative value," Bankhead said.