published Friday, June 1st, 2012

Suspected killer Adolph "Sonny" Neal transported from hospital to Whitfield County Jail

Authorities say suspected killer Adolph “Sonny” Neal has been transported from the hospital and is now booked into jail.

Neal, 49, has been charged with two counts of malice murder and is in custody at Whitfield County Jail, said GBI agent Dan Sims.

Neal, who was on the run for a week, was taken to Hamilton Medical Center on Thursday afternoon after police found him hiding in the woods in Varnell, Ga. He was treated for scrapes and other minor injuries as well as dehydration from being out in the elements, Sims said.

Police believe that, on May 24, believe Neal killed his wife, Jessica, and her grandfather, Donald Shedd, at their home then fled.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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