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GA: 3 Missing Person's Bodies Found, 2 Arrested

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member



    Ronnie Wayne Hackle, Jr., 27
    Mercedes Maelyn Hackle, 17,
    Bobbie Lynn Moore, 22.

    NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has identified the three people found dead in Atkinson and Berrien counties as the three people who were reported missing on Tuesday and two people have been charged in their deaths.

    Two bodies were found in Atkinson County Wednesday, a third was found off of Highway 135 late Thursday afternoon in Berrien County, not far from where the other two bodies were found.

    Wayne and Mercedes are brother and sister; Wayne and Bobbie were dating. Bobbie's car was found burned near the Withlacoochee River in Berrien County on Tuesday. No word yet of the suspects connection to the 3 victims.

    Vann was arrested Wednesday in the investigation and Greene was arrested Thursday.

    The GBI said Jonathan Vann, 20, of Nashville, has been charged in Atkinson County with two counts of malice murder in the deaths of Wayne Hackle, Jr. and Bobbie Lynn Moore. Vann is also being charged with malice murder in Berrien County in the death of Mercedes Hackle, according to the GBI.

    Vann was arrested in April 2018 for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Discharge of a Firearm on Another Person’s Property, Reckless Conduct, Giving False Identity to Law Enforcement, Underage Possession of Alcohol, and Possession of Marijuana, for trying to kill a man at a High School Prom event. - why oh why are these criminals on the street?

    Kayante Greene, 25, was charged in Berrien County for concealing the death of another in connection to Mercedes’ death. Greene is also charged with two counts of concealing a death in Atkinson County in connection to Wayne and Moore’s deaths, said the GBI. No report if he had prior arrests.

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Yes, why are they on the street? From what I've been told by the Sheriff's Office here, the same ones are in and out of the jail all the time. They let them out, they commit crimes. They come back in. And then they go back out.
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  3. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    never ending and v. vicious circle and now people have paid with their lives.
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Is it the same way in your country?
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  5. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    yes, the same over and over again. we never seem to learn either.
  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Vann's prior arrest
    Thu, 04/19/2018


    An event was being held following the Coffee High School Prom on Saturday, April 15, near Satilla Elementary School when a man arrived with a gun. He was “targeting” another male who was at the event.

    The armed man then pulled out the gun and pointed it but Broxton Police Chief Scott Harper spotted the weapon and was able to tackle the gunman just as the gunman had pulled the trigger. The shot fired into the ground.

    Harper detained the man until Coffee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene, and the gunman was arrested.
    The man, identified as Jonathan Douglas Vann, is in the Coffee County Jail and he faces the charges of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Discharge of a Firearm on Another Person’s Property, Reckless Conduct, Giving False Identity to Law Enforcement, Underage Possession of Alcohol, and Possession of Marijuana.

  7. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Hackle's criminal history

    Ronnie Hackle, Jr. was released from jail last November after he had been locked up for a parole violation. He had been arrested in Montgomery County in November, 2016 for sale of methamphetamine and for giving false information to a law enforcement officer. At the time, he gave a Lyons address. Prior to that, he was indicted in Toombs County in 2015 for theft by receiving stolen property.

    His father, 46-year-old Ronnie Hackle of the Ponderosa Road in Lyons, was indicted by a Toombs County grand jury in July, 2015 for manufacturing methamphetamine.


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