Cordele man arrested for Dooly murder

Published 8:32 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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After a short manhunt, a Cordele resident was arrested in Dooly County and chargedwith homicide

  On Saturday, June 13, around 9:30 a.m., Crisp County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report of a person threatening to commit suicide.

  Upon arrival, the person had left the scene but the caller was questioned and it was determined that Heath Register, 41, of Cordele was involved in a homicide that occurred earlier in Dooly County.

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office joined by Dooly County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol Aviation, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation began searching for Register near Listonia Road based on information received. After several hours of tracking and negations, Register was taken into custody at approximately 6:50 p.m. without incident. Register was then transported to the Dooly County Sheriff’s Office.