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Teen Charged with Manslaughter in Deputy's Death

A Geneva County teenager has been arrested for allegedly causing the death of a Holmes County reserve deputy earlier this week.

18-year-old John Cody Edwards turned himself in to the Geneva County Jail involving the pursuit that led to Galloways death.

Edwards lives on Westmont Street in Geneva. It is the same road where the pursuit began.

Edwards is going to be charged with manslaughter.

Witnesses say Edwards was driving a black Toyota truck at a very high rate of speed when the pursuit began.

District Attorney Kirke Adams said, “Apparently they were traveling in different directions when deputy Galloway passed Mr. Edwards, but a pursuit ensued shortly after the last witness saw the depute he lost control of the vehicle.”

Several witnesses reported seeing Edwards speeding in the area.

District Judge Charlie Fleming has set the bond at $50,000.

A Geneva County grand jury will convene in October to determine if Edwards should be indicted in manslaughter charges.


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