Police have arrested and charged a second man with the murder and robbery of a Chattooga County resident. John Henry Weathington Jr., 27 of Dalton, has been charged with the murder of Nicholas Shropshire back on April 18th on Floyd Springs Road in Floyd County.
Eric Jordan Hunter, 23 of Dalton, was the first arrest made in the case. Weatherington was found in Arizona and charged with murder and robbery late last week.
Police said that the suspects met Shropshire for a drug transaction and during the deal they robbed and beat him before leaving his body on side of the road. He was alive when emergency responders arrived but died later at a local hospital.
Police added that the suspects stole $1,500.
Hunter was found in Whitfield County and arrested back on April 29 before being extradited back to Floyd County.
Weathington will also be extradited back to Floyd County.
Hunter is also being held on felony aggravated assault, aggravated battery and riot in a penal institution last May.