SWAINSBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – A second arrest has been made in connection with a murder investigation in Swainsboro.

Dwight Nixon, 38, of Sparks, Georgia in Cook County, surrendered to officers with the Swainsboro Police Department and deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office at residence in Twin City on Friday.

Nixon is the second suspect taken into custody during the investigation into the death of Darius Johnson on April 19, 2023. 

Nixon and John Gibbons, 57, of Garfield are being held at the Emanuel County Detention Center with no bond. Gibbons had his initial court appearance on Friday.

On Wednesday, April 19th, officers responded to a report of shots fired on New Street, where they say the found a many with a gunshot wound. Officials say first responders rendered aid to the victim within minutes, but he died after being airlifted to Augusta University Medical Center.

Investigators were able to locate an abandoned vehicle that fit the description of the one used in the alleged shooting and the K-9 unit was able to pick up a scent from the vehicle, leading investigators to Gibbons in some nearby woods.

The Swainsboro Police Department continues to investigate.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.