Florida Man Suspected Of Killing His Aunt, Uncle Arrested In Georgia

Source: Melbourne police

James Green.

Aug. 21 2022, Published 9:02 a.m. ET

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A man who police suspect of murdering his aunt and uncle was arrested Aug. 19, according to Space Coast Daily.

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The news agency reported that James Green, 31 was arrested in connection to the deaths of Alford G. Baker and his sister, Teresa A Baker. Green will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder, grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Space Coast Daily reported that police in Melbourne, Florida responded to a suspicious person call at the First Baptist Church of Pooler, Georgia. The man, later identified as Green, was asking to speak to the church's pastor in order to get money.

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When old the pastor wasn't available, Green started asking about the church, raising concerns about the facility's safety. A church member then called the Pooler Police Department around 9 a.m. Aug. 16, Space Coast Daily reported


Green was acting erratic and not able to rationally answer any of their questions raising their suspicion,” police recall in a statement. “During the interaction, Green quickly attempted to get away from the officers and into the car he had been driving.”

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“He was immediately detained by the officers who later found a handgun in the car and arrested Green for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting officers without violence.”

Green was driving a car registered to Alford G. Baker. Pooler police notified the Melbourne Police Department that a welfare check was needed at the Bakers' home, and officers found the bodies of Alford G. Baker and Teresa A. Baker.

Green is being held in Pooler on the initial charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting officers. He is the only person of interest in connection to the Bakers' death, which have been ruled homicides, according to Space Coast Daily.


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