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3rd person arrested in Hephzibah slaying

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 11:45 AM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 1:03 AM
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Richmond County investigators have made a third arrest in connection with the slaying of a Hephzibah man.

Larry Lawson Norton Jr., of the 3600 block of Hopson Mill Road in Blythe, was arrested and charged with murder and theft by taking of a motor vehicle, Lt. Blaise Dresser said.

On Wednesday, investigators found Michael T. Wickert’s body at a home on Keron Way. Autopsy results revealed that Wickert, 48, died from blunt force and stabbing injuries.

Two people who lived with Wickert – Leslie Blair, 41, and Joseph Leon-Guerrero, 33, – were arrested late Wednesday on charges of murder, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and theft of a motor vehicle.

Invest­i­gators continue to search for Wickert’s white 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 IROC, which was missing from the scene.

“It’s a key piece of evidence,” Dresser said. “We need it and want it.”

No motive has been made public.

Dresser said he believes the car could be in either Richmond or Burke counties.

Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/08/12 - 04:36 pm
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Larry has had some extra chances.

1st Chance
1999
1st found record
(Chances 1 and 2)
Burglary and etc...
BURGLARY JEFFERSON COUNTY June 1999 Sentenced to 4 YEARS,
BURGLARY BURKE COUNTY 6 YEARS
Released from TELFAIR STATE PRISON Jan. 2006

3rd Chance
In 2006 he was Sentenced by Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. He got for three years' probation and ordered to undergo random screens and drug and alcohol counseling and treatment.
He has lost weight again I see from his pictures.

4th Chance
Jan. 2012
THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY FELONY

5th Chance
May 2012
THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY
FELONY - POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELONS
& BONDED OUT

6th Chance
August 2012
DRIVING W/O A LICENSE (MISD)
EXPIRE TAG

7th Chance
Dec 2012
Arrested for in connection for a Brutal Murder.
Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

No one will argue he has gotten a lot of chances.

Everyone should agree it is looking like he got 1 too many also.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 12/09/12 - 04:09 pm
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his older brother hung
Unpublished

his older brother hung himself in the phinizy rd jail back in january...a very troubled family....

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