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Three charged in November death of Macon-based U.S. Marshal

Patrick Carothers, 53, a Macon-based U.S. Marshal, was shot to death in November 2016 while serving an arrest warrant in Long County / Flanigan Funeral Home/MGN

LUDOWICI, Ga. -- Three people accused of hindering the arrest of the man who killed a Macon-based U.S. Marshal in November have been charged.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says that Patrick Thomas Carothers was shot to death by Dontrell Montese Carter, 25, on Nov. 18 while serving an arrest warrant for Carter.

Carter was wanted for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence and unlawfully discharging a weapon during a September 2016 incident in South Carolina.

Carter was shot to death when officers returned fire during the November incident when Carothers was killed.

Authorities with the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked Carter to a home in Allenhurt, GA, where they also made contact with Ashley Chavon Roberts, 24, Levy Lewis Jenkins, 34, and Jeremy Lance Lewis, 32. The GBI says the three suspects committed acts which hindered Carter's capture for the September 2016 incident.

Roberts and Lewis were arrested and charged with hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal and felony murder. According to the Thomas Sollosi with Long County Sheriff's Office, Jenkins is currently in a Georgia prison and the warrants will be served on him once arrangements for his transport to Long County are coordinated with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Sollosi said Roberts and Lewis were denied bond.

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