GA murder suspect found in Calhoun Co.

File photo of Rawls from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, courtesy WOOD TV8.

ECKFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Calhoun County say they arrested a man wanted for a Georgia homicide and feticide after responding to calls of suspicious door-to-door salesmen.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the area of 22 Mile Road and D Drive South in Eckford Township, southeast of Marshall, around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Someone had called 911 to report suspicious people going door-to-door trying to sell cleaning products.

A deputy spotted the suspects’ vehicle and pulled it over. The passenger, a 40-year-old from Stockbridge, Georgia, was found to have marijuana, and deputies thought he was giving them a false name.

After the man was arrested and fingerprinted, investigators found that he was wanted in Georgia for homicide and feticide, or the murder of an unborn child.

The suspect’s name was not included in a Tuesday evening release from the sheriff’s office, nor were the details of the alleged homicide and feticide.

However, online records indicate Donnel Rawls is being held in the Calhoun County Jail. According to the Clayton County, Ga. Sheriff’s Office, the 40-year-old is wanted for murder and feticide.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Rawls is accused of bludgeoning his girlfriend to death in suburban Atlanta in February. She was six months pregnant at the time, and the unborn baby did not survive.

The Marshals say Rawls was believed to have been in Georgia, Florida, Texas and Missouri while on the run from the law.

The suspect will be taken back to Georgia to face charges there, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says.

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