Three charged in connection with Henry County homicide


Three people are now facing charges after police found a man's body last month in a Henry County creek.

Prosecutors charged 34-year-old Edward Thompson with murder. Melissa York, 26, and Jessica Duncan were charged with assisting a criminal.

Officers found Zachary Soots' body on April 13th near Montgomery Creek, just off of Grant City Road. Court documents show Soots was selling guns stolen from his grandfather to one of the people suspected of killing him.

Police say Thompson allegedly shot Soots, and York and Duncan helped dump his body in the creek.

Passersby reported seeing the body in area of Montgomery Creek, just off of Grant City Road in Henry County.