Last updated: December 23. 2013 10:01PM - 12086 Views
Tim Epperson and Andy Simmons Daily News Staff



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Two murder suspects were arrested today with the assistance of federal marshals.
According to LaGrange police reports, Charlie Hardy, 40, of LaGrange was apprehended at 4:30 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn., by the U.S. Marshal's Office with the assistance of officers from the Knoxville Police Department.
Hardy was wanted for questioning in the Dec. 13 beating death of his wife Pamela Hardy, 43, of LaGrange. LaGrange police and the Troup County District Attorney's office will work with Tennessee authorities in extraditing Charlie Hardy back to Troup County to face murder charges, according to the report.
In an earlier arrest, Erwin Brewer, the suspect in the Dec. 13 shooting death of Larry Strickland Jr., was arrested Monday morning.
According to LaGrange police, at around 9:30 a.m. U.S Marshal's Office, assisted by the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office and Manchester police, responded to the Hilltop Apartments located in Manchester, and arrested Erwin Brewer, 30, of LaGrange without incident.
Brewer has been returned to LaGrange where he is currently being held in the Troup County Jail.
Due to the severity of the crime committed and the immediate need for capture, LaGrange Police asked for the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Office in both arrests.
“One of the resources we had available is our relationship with US marshal services,” LaGrange Police Sgt. Marshall McCoy said.
“They were able to help us track him down.”
Brewer had an active warrant out for his arrest since Dec. 13, when he allegedly shot Strickland in the 300 block of Boulevard Street in the middle of the street and killed him.

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