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Moultrie Man Charged with Murder and First Degree Arson

Jeffrey Alan Peacock Mugshot
Posted at 11:38 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 14:05:43-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - A grand jury has charged a Moultrie man with murder for killing five young adults, then setting fire to the home where it happened.

Jeffrey Peacock, 25, was charged with five counts of malice murder, three counts of aggravated cruelty to animals (for the three dogs that also died in the incident), first degree arson, and five charges of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

The decision to charge him comes after a closed-door grand jury chose to reconvene on the matter last Thursday. 

Peacock is the Moultrie man investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that they believe is behind the deaths of Jonathan Edwards, Alicia Norman, Reid Williams, Jones Pidcock and Jordan Croft. 

The five victims were found dead in May 2016, after a fire at a home on Rossman Dairy Road in Colquitt County.

An official arraignment date has not been confirmed.