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    http://oconee.patch.com/articles/s-77c37e7b

    On March 23, 2013, Talmadge Edward Powell, 78, of Athens, was charged with theft by shoplifting.


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    So glad they have caught who did it. May she rest in peace.
    Good job OCSO!

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    http://www.gadailynews.com/news/1598...le-myrick.html

    New bit of info, plus conflicting information about the gunshot wound:

    "Powell allegedly shot Myrick after a dispute.

    She was found dead Tuesday along Simonton Bridge Road in Oconee. Officials told the GA Daily News that Myrick had a gunshot wound in the head."


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    This is from Oconee Patch online newspaper:

    Myrick and Powell previously had known each other, but Weems didn't elaborate on the nature of the relationship. The two apparently had an altercation after she left work and went to Powell's home in Oconee County, he stated.

    "The case and the investigation does not end with the arrest," he said. "We still have some crime scene things we've got to do, some over evidence we've got to recover, and I don't want to go into why she would've been there."

    Investigators believe Powell put Myrick's SUV on a trailer and placed her body at the side of Simonton Bridge Road before dumping the vehicle in the parking lot of Lowe's, he said.

    http://oconee.patch.com/articles/arr...house-waitress


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Born View Post
    This is from Oconee Patch online newspaper:

    Myrick and Powell previously had known each other, but Weems didn't elaborate on the nature of the relationship. The two apparently had an altercation after she left work and went to Powell's home in Oconee County, he stated.

    "The case and the investigation does not end with the arrest," he said. "We still have some crime scene things we've got to do, some over evidence we've got to recover, and I don't want to go into why she would've been there."

    Investigators believe Powell put Myrick's SUV on a trailer and placed her body at the side of Simonton Bridge Road before dumping the vehicle in the parking lot of Lowe's, he said.

    http://oconee.patch.com/articles/arr...house-waitress
    None of this sounds very smart. He pulled her car on a trailer to the Lowe's parking lot to dump it? Hello, cameras! I bet Lowe's has some nice surveillance footage of the bad guy doing this, of the bad guy's car, maybe even his license plate #. Der.


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    Statement from her 15yo daughter:

    http://oconee.patch.com/articles/dau...e-to-her-heart

    May she find strength & peace, poor girl. How very, very sad.


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    He was arrested for theft in Nov 2011, as well: http://georgia.arrests.org/Arrests/T...owell_8447234/

    Long-time scumbag, I would assume.


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    "Meantime, investigators found her white GMC Jimmy SUV Wednesday night in the parking lot of Lowe's on Lexington Road in Athens. They had gone to store to meet someone from another agency and spotted the SUV, he said."

    "We were able to obtain security footage from several locations and backtrack from there," said Weems. "That's how we determined the make and model of the [truck] that was released on Friday."

    http://oconee.patch.com/articles/arr...house-waitress


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    What?! I didn't log on WB yesterday and today an arrest? Well, that's great!... but, 78 years old, did I read that correctly? And LE won't get into the nature of their relationship? I wonder why? This is truly sad, may you rest in peace now, Misty...and strength to her 15 year old daughter!
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    http://oconee.patch.com/articles/dau...video-14649984

    Daughter of Oconee County Murder Victim Says Arrest Brought Closure to her Heart
    Misty Myrick's 15-year-old daughter wants her mother's story to be told.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey_West View Post
    What?! I didn't log on WB yesterday and today an arrest? Well, that's great!... but, 78 years old, did I read that correctly? And LE won't get into the nature of their relationship? I wonder why? This is truly sad, may you rest in peace now, Misty...and strength to her 15 year old daughter!
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    Yes, that statement from LE does kind of beg the question, doesn't it??


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTigglesworth View Post
    I'd personally say closer to 10 mins. Students are gone, minus traffic.
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    Totally Agree. I'm from this area too and I agree it would only take 10 to 15 minutes max this time of year at that time in the AM....
    "Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."~ Plato
    ~The above reflects only my opinion...


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    New article detailing the fantastic work by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office (and by alert citizens who turned in tips)!
    http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2...killer-suspect

    a few snippets from the article:

    On Friday afternoon, a photograph of a pickup truck similar to one then being sought in connection with Myrick’s death was posted on the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page. “Within 10 minutes of getting the picture out on Friday, we were getting tips,” Chief Deputy Lee Weems said Monday.

    Authorities say Myrick went to Powell’s home, but they won’t disclose why they think she was there and what led to the fatal shooting.

    Powell’s only other known arrest in Oconee County came in March, when he was charged with shoplifting for allegedly trying to steal steaks at Bell’s grocery, authorities said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LMcAthGa View Post
    There are police cameras downtown on many street corners, not sure if they are outside the WH though....if I get a chance I'll go look this weekend.
    Waffle Houses are always stand alone buildings and I believe they only have 5 interior cameras each. One may cover the front door but they wouldn't be covering the whole parking lot that is for darn sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    Waffle Houses are always stand alone buildings and I believe they only have 5 interior cameras each. One may cover the front door but they wouldn't be covering the whole parking lot that is for darn sure.
    Sonya, they normally are, but I *believe* she was working at the very new one in downtown athens .. Pic here ...
    http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2...opens-downtown
    It is along a strip of stores, with no parking lot like a normal one. Just on street parking and the parking deck. She probably parked in the deck. ( which probably has additional video too).

    Glad they made a quick arrest, here. They had three counties involved with where she lived, where she worked, and where she was found. Facebook tipsters rock!

    Moo

    ETA: I see from the article that a few restaurants are there and on the bottom level of the parking deck.


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