Arrest Made in Sumter County Murder

Published 9:36 am Monday, September 30, 2019

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Americus, GA (September 27, 2019) – On Sunday, July 28, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office requested GBI assistance with a shooting investigation that resulted in the death of one individual. The incident occurred at 250 Edgewood Drive in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia. George “Ritch” McCutchen was identified as the victim in the shooting. Subsequent to the initial response and with the assistance of the Sumter County, Sheriff’s office, the Americus Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and the Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorneys Office, the GBI Region 3 Office conducted numerous interviews, collected numerous items of evidence and later conducted more follow-up interviews.

As a result of the investigation, Vicki Jones Brewer was charged with one count of making False Statements and Writings. William “Bill” Brewer was charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Murder (Felony Murder).

Both subjects were taken into custody on Friday, September 27, 2019 and taken to the Sumter County Jail where they were processed on the charges.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone who may have information related to this incident is urged to call the GBI Region 3 Office (229-931-2439) or the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (229-924-4094).