JACOB Christian Muse has been arrested in connection with the fatal armed robbery at a Georgia gun range that left three dead.
Muse, 21, of College Park, Georgia, has been charged with three counts of malice murder in relation to the April 8 robbery at the Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting Range.
He has been booked into Coweta County Jail as the investigation remains active and ongoing according to a joint statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, the ATF, and the Grantville Police Department.
There is no bond listed for Muse on the Coweta County Jail website.
Tommy Hawk, his wife Evelyn Hawk, both 75, and their grandson Luke Hawk, 17, had been killed in the robbery.
Grantville Police Chief Steve Whitlock said Luke was home from college on spring break helping his grandparents with their business.
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Whitlock said Tommy and Evelyn usually close up shop every afternoon by about 5.30pm and return home by 6pm.
When they did not get home Friday evening, their son – Luke’s father – Richard Hawk, drove to the shooting range.
Whitlock said Richard discovered the three bodies inside the business, each one on the floor a few steps away from the others.
According to Whitlock, investigators obtained search warrants at around midnight and began to process the crime scene indoors.
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Approximately 40 weapons and the camera DVR were taken from the scene.
The business stocks inventories of guns and ammunition for sale, according to the business’ website, and Whitlock said investigators would be able to confirm, soon, whether guns, ammunition, or cash might have been stolen.
Whitlock added Tommy and Evelyn Hawk had no employees and usually worked by themselves.
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He said Tommy had had a stroke and as part of his recovery he was returning gradually to a full-time work schedule.
According to their website, Lock, Stock and Barrel has been a part of the small, tight-knit Grantville community for almost 30 years.
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