Suspect in Skyline shooting arrested in Chatsworth, GA

WAFF 48's Savannah Sapp reporting
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 1:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 5:39 AM CDT
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SKYLINE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday the arrest of a suspect in a Skyline murder investigation. The five-day search ended with Dima Novikov, age 29, in custody in Chatsworth, GA.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff, deputies were dispatched to a home on County Road 17 around 11:30 p.m. on May 26. When deputies arrived on the scene, they located a dead man with gunshot wounds.

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Terry Warren.

Sheriff Rocky Harnen says that such a violent crime is rare for the small community.

”This is an odd one. It’s a fairly quiet community that we have up there. Clearly, this had something to do with someone being mad at this gentleman because they went to his house and shot him,” Harnen said.

Investigators identified Novikov as a suspect in the shooting and issued a nationwide BOLO.

On May 31, Novikov was arrested in Chatsworth by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office. He will be held in the Murray County Jail pending extradition back to Alabama.

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