GBI: More arrests possible in Brunswick triple murder

22-year-old charged in June deaths of couple, adult grandson

By Corley Peel - Reporter

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - There could be more arrests in June's triple murder of a couple and their adult grandson in Brunswick, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Roger Owens, 22, is charged with three counts of malice murder in the deaths of Carson Holliman, 64, Vondell Holliman, 63, and their grandson, 24-year-old Christopher Holliman.

Police found the couple and their grandson shot to death June 18 in their Wolfe Street home after they did not show up for church and their friends became worried.

Months later, Owens was arrested Tuesday by GBI agents and the Brunswick Police Department.

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Rev. Craig Campbell at Zion Baptist Church said Wednesday he misses seeing the family, and still looks for the Hollimans every Sunday. 

"I'm looking for Christopher Holliman Jr. on the drums. I'm looking for Vondell Holliman in the choir. And I'm looking for Carson Holliman Sr. in the congregation," Campbell said. "It's been rough."

He said now that the family's one-time neighbor, Owens, is charged in their shooting deaths, he feels like his prayers are being answered. 

"I have complete trust in local law enforcement, GBI and all the other law enforcement agencies that would be involved in this case," Campbell said. 

The GBI had offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

GBI agents attributed Owens' arrest to a lot of hard police work, saying no one tipped them to Owens and the reward money is still out there. They declined to comment on possible motive, or if Ownes knew the victims.

But the GBI also told News4Jax Wednesday that there could more more arrests coming. 

"I'm trusting the judicial system and also my faith is in God," Campbell said. "Through all of this, God will show Himself mighty."

Campbell said it's in God's hands now to finally get peace for the Hollimans. 

Agents said they are still investigating the deaths and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI at 912-729-6198 or the Brunswick Police Department at 912-267-5516.

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