Days before human remains were found last week at his home, a Georgia man was arrested in South Carolina when he was found agitated and seemingly inebriated while wandering a roadway he'd blocked off with a vehicle.
Christopher Collin Demmon, 33, was charged with malice murder on Saturday in connection with the discovery of the remains, a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation states; the charge is specific to Georgia, in which a murder is committed with express or implied malice.
On Friday, investigators found the remains of a person at a home where both Demmon and another individual lived in Devereux, Georgia. The remains were reportedly found decomposing inside a bag, WRDW reported; the Macon Telegraph reported that they may have been dismembered and placed inside a plastic bag or bags. The remains were reportedly left in the front yard of the home, according to Newsweek. The identification of the deceased individual is pending, authorities said.
Days before the gruesome discovery, Demmon was arrested in Aiken County, South Carolina after he allegedly blocked two lanes of a roadway with a vehicle. An incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office states that Demmon was found wandering the roadway on foot “in an excited state and his pupils to be pinpoint.”
Investigators believed he was using narcotics due to his “erratic behavior, statements, and body language.” He asked a deputy if he “was part of the organization,” the sheriff's office said. He was then arrested on a gross intoxication charge.
An unnamed law enforcement source told the Macon Telegraph that the vehicle Demmon had been driving in South Carolina may have linked investigators to the remains.
Demmon has previously been arrested in Florida for crimes including grand theft, burglary, and credit card fraud, where he has served three and a half years behind bars in that state. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
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