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Suspect in Georgia murder arrested in Platteville
Extradition hearing Oct. 5
Tyron Henry
Tyron Henry

The suspect in a Savannah, Ga., homicide was arrested in Platteville Wednesday morning.

Tyron Henry, 20, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after a traffic stop at Siemers Street and Madison Street Wednesday morning, according to Platteville police, which assisted in the arrest.

Henry 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.

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.

Henry was traced to Platteville by U.S. marshals, according to Savannah–Chatham police representative Eunicia Baker. 

Henry was believed to be staying at a house on Alden Avenue, according to Platteville police. After authorities tried to make contact with Henry at that house, police then determined that Henry was in a house on the 700 block of Siemers Street. 

After police observed the Siemers Street house, Henry was seen in a vehicle that left the Siemers Street house and was stopped by police at Siemers and Madison.

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 made his first appearance in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster Thursday, where cash bond was set at $1 million. An extradition hearing will be held Oct. 5.

Henry has not been indicted in Georgia yet, according to a representative from the Chatham County District Attorney’s office.

Police are continuing to investigate Johnson’s murder, Baker said.