West Highland double homicide suspect caught in Troup County

Albany police are investigating after two women were found dead in the 1900 block of West Highland Avenue Friday night. / Albany Police Department

A suspect wanted for a double homicide Friday night in Albany has been caught in Troup County.

Albany police report that 51-year-old Arelious Haynes Jr. was arrested around 9 a.m. by Troup County law enforcement.

The search started after APD officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of West Highland Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday for a wellness check pertaining to a fight at the location.

When officers arrived and entered the home, two women were found dead. They have been identified as Mamie Childs and her sister Francis Nelson.

Police say that there were children in the home unharmed.

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