EVANS, Ga. (WJBF) – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals arrested a Murder suspect from Ohio.

David Harden III

According to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old David Harden, III, wanted by law enforcement in Bedford, OH, on an outstanding warrant for Murder, was arrested in Columbia County Thursday night.

Bedford Police say Harden shot two teenage boys.

Both teens were taken to the hospital.

13-year-old Hysheen Thomas, of Maple Heights, died at the hospital.

The suspect was staying in the Blue Ridge Commons apartment complex on Commons Drive in Evans.

In addition to the Murder charge, records show that Harden was booked into Columbia County Detention Center on multiple drug and weapon charges, including:

  • Possession and Distribution of Marijuana
  • Possession and Distribution of Schedule I and Schedule II Drugs
  • Possession of a Schedule I Drug
  • Possession of Firearm or Knife During Commission of or Attempt of Crime

Authorities say they are starting the extradition process.