Sheriff’s office: Soldier arrested in North Carolina following death of pregnant woman in Georgia

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UPDATE (10/8/21): A Fort Bragg soldier is facing multiple charges — including murder — following the death of a pregnant woman in Troup County, Georgia.

According to officials with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Alonzo Dargan Jr. has been arrested in North Carolina in connection with the death of Akeila Ware.

Officials say Dargan was the father of Ware’s unborn child, and Dargan and Ware were in a relationship at the time of the shooting. Ware was 33 weeks pregnant when she was killed, according to the sheriff’s office.

Ware was discovered in critical condition on Tuesday, Oct. 5 when deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders were dispatched to Highway 18 near E. Drummond Road for what appeared to be a single-vehicle crash with possible injuries. 

At that time, first responders discovered that Ware has not only been involved in a wreck, but had also been shot multiple times. She was taken to a hospital in Columbus, where she died.

Evidence from a second vehicle involved in the wreck was identified as being from a silver Nissan and was used to track down Dargan, with the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol.

Dargan is being charged with murder, feticide, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dargan is being held in the Cumberland County Jail in North Carolina awaiting extradition back to Troup County.


TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – A person has been arrested in connection to the murder of a pregnant woman in Troup County on Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Stewart Smith, the Public Information Officer for the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, an individual has been taken into custody in North Carolina following the death of 29-year-old Akeila Ware, who was shot and killed on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Official are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time, but will be holding a news conference at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 to release further information in the case.

Ware was discovered in critical condition at 12:49 p.m. on Tuesday after deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders were dispatched to Highway 18 near E. Drummond Road regarding a single-vehicle crash with possible injuries. 

Ware’s car had multiple bullet holes in it when it was discovered, according to officials.

Officials say Ware was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.

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