Suspect arrested in North Carolina in murder case of 29-year-old LaGrange woman

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, October 7, 2021

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A suspect has been arrested in North Carolina in the Akeila Ware murder case, according to a press release from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect has not been named. A press conference will be held Friday to release more details, per TCSO.

Ware, 29, and her unborn child were killed Tuesday in a car crash and shooting that occurred on Highway 18. She died shortly after arrival at a Columbus hospital.

TCSO responded to Highway 18 between Whitesville Road and West Drummond Road at approximately 12:49 p.m., according to Sgt. Stewart Smith. The original call came in for a car crash but upon arrival they found bullet holes in the car.

TCSO will release more details on the arrest Friday morning.