published Monday, November 7th, 2011

Three men in custody in connection with weekend slaying in Gordon County

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    Brent Carey

Three men face charges in the death of a man found shot inside his home Saturday morning, authorities say.

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    Claude Simpson

Brent Carey, 28, and Claude Simpson, 33, both of Calhoun, Ga., have been charged with murder and armed robbery, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a news release.

Both men were arrested after 42-year-old Jason Hammond was found dead in his home off Union Grove Church Road.

Authorities say Hammond’s death was drug related and not a random robbery.

Police have now found a third suspect, Deunta Curtis, 22. He surrendered to authorities after the Chattanooga police and U.S. Marshalls barricaded a house Monday night.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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