Jeffrey Peacock Appears in Court

Posted at 7:45 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 03:58:02-04

COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga (WTXL) -- The man accused of shooting five people and setting a house on fire has pleaded not guilty.

Jeffrey Peacock was back in court on the morning of Tuesday, May 30. 

He faces 14 charges including arson, animal cruelty and malice murder.

Officials say in May of last year he reported a house fire on Rossman Dairy Road.

When officers arrived they found the victims dead.

Peacock is accused of shooting them in the head and then setting the house on fire to cover up the crime.

Emotions ran high for family and friends of the five victims: Jonathon Edwards, Alicia Norman, Reid Williams, Jones Pidcock, and Jordan Croft.

Peacock remained silent as he entered and exited the courtroom. The defense is planning to file a motion to challenge the grand jury.

The next hearing, is September 18 and it's expected to last for a few days.