COVINGTON, Ga. - Joshua Anderson, the suspect in the July 4 malice murder incident, waived his right to an extradition hearing and will be transported back to Newton County to face charges.
District Attorney Layla Zon confirmed Anderson waived his extradition. A timeline of his transport back to Newton County was not immediately available.
Anderson, 27, faces charges of malice murder, aggravated assault and duty to stop at the scene of an accident after allegedly running down Kevin Marshall, 20, with his vehicle.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown announced Tuesday, July 9 that Anderson was brought into custody in New York.
"I would like to thank law enforcement locally and abroad and especially the U.S. Marshals for their outstanding work in the apprehension of the suspect Joshua Anderson," Brown said during Tuesday's press conference.
The Covington News will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.