Georgia Man Charged with Murder of 26-Year-Old Man Found Underneath Discarded Roadside Mattress

The victim was previously identified as 26-year-old Amond Rashad Norwood of Macon

Rashad Norwood
Amond Rashad Norwood. Photo: facebook

A Georgia man has been arrested in connection with the murder of another man who was found dead underneath a mattress on the side of the road.

Margaton Achilles Dudley, 45, is charged with one count of murder and one count of concealing the death of another, jail records show.

On May 7, authorities responded to the area of Churchill Street in Macon, Georgia, around 9:30 a.m. after a passerby reported a dead body under a mattress, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

"The area was covered with debris from illegal dumping," which led investigators to believe the homicide occurred at a different location, the sheriff's office reported.

Margaton Achilles Dudley
Margaton Achilles Dudley. Bibb County Sheriff's Office

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Amond Rashad Norwood of Macon. Investigators told The Macon Telegraph that they believe Norwood was fatally shot.

Dudley was arrested on Friday night, after an interview at the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division, authorities said.

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He is currently being held in Bibb County jail without bond. It is not clear if he has entered a plea at this time.

Investigators did not say what led them to suspect Dudley of the crimes. An attorney for Dudley could not be immediately identified by PEOPLE to comment on his behalf.

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