AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man wanted in connection to an Augusta hotel murder.

Demorea Wallace is behind bars for the death of 62-year-old Barry Monoochee Lew. Lew was found with a gunshot wound at the Sleep Inn and Conference Center off Claussen Road January 8th, he later died.

Reports say that Wallace beat and pistol whipped the victim before shooting him in the stomach.

Demorea Wallace is charged with Murder and Kidnapping.

Authorities are searching for a second suspect in this crime.

Richard Kareem Moore is also wanted in Lew’s death.

NewsChannel 6 is working to gather more information on this murder as well as a mugshot for Moore.

If you know anything about this incident, please contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.