Fort Bragg soldier charged with murder of pregnant girlfriend in Georgia, sheriff says

Cumberland County News

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested Thursday in connection to the murder of a pregnant woman in Troup County, Georgia.

Alonzo Dargan Jr. has been arrested in Cumberland County in connection to the murder of Akeila Ware, according to officials with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Dargan was the father of Ware’s unborn child, and Dargan and Ware were in a relationship at the time of the shooting.

Ware was 33 weeks pregnant when she was killed, according to the sheriff’s office.

Ware was discovered in critical condition on Oct. 5 when deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders were dispatched to Highway 18 near E. Drummond Road for what appeared to be a single-vehicle accident with possible injuries. 

At that time first responders discovered that Ware has not only been involved in a wreck but had also been shot multiple times.

Ware was taken to a hospital in Columbus, where she died.

Evidence from a second vehicle involved in the wreck was identified as being from a silver Nissan and was used to track down Dargan, with the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol, officials said.

Dargan is being charged with murder and feticide.

Dargan is being held in the Cumberland County Jail and awaiting extradition back to Troup County.


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