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Georgia murder suspect waives extradition
Tyron Henry
Tyron Henry

The suspect in a Savannah, Ga., homicide who was arrested in Platteville Sept. 9 waived his right to contest his extradition to Georgia Monday afternoon.

Tyron Henry, 20, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Michael Anthony Johnson, 50, of Savannah, in Savannah’s Metropolitan neighborhood July 10, according to the Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

Henry’s extradition hearing was held in Grant County Circuit Court Monday afternoon, where he waived extradition, according to court records.

Henry was arrested Sept. 9 by U.S. Marshals assisted by Platteville police after a traffic stop at Siemers Street and East Madison Street following a stakeout of a house in the 700 block of Siemers Street. The stakeout occurred after a search of an Alden Avenue house, where Henry was said to be staying, didn’t turn up Henry.

Henry was traced to Platteville by U.S. marshals, according to Savannah–Chatham police. Savannah–Chatham police reported that Platteville was Henry’s hometown, but Henry is not believed to have been a long-term resident of Platteville, although he is believed to have at least one relative in this area.

Henry has not been indicted in Georgia yet, according to online court records.

Police are continuing to investigate Johnson’s murder. Two weeks after Johnson’s death, Savannah–Chatham police announced they were looking for two black men in their teens or early 20s in connection with the homicide. Police also were looking for a black woman in her teens or early 20s who may have been a witness to the homicide.