Tuesday night, October 27, 2020, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office began investigating their second homicide in a week.

Around 10:20pm the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a confrontation that led to a victim sustaining a gunshot wound.

Deputies and Investigators responded to the scene of Rocky Ford road at the intersection of Mixon Road in Bulloch County to find the victim, Ray Clifford Beasley, Jr. aka “Buddy” deceased.

The homicide suspect was also located at the scene and identified as Dustin Leigh Cowart.

Dustin Leigh Cowart

Cowart was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Cowart and Beasley met at this location to have a discussion about Beasley’s relationship with Cowart’s ex-wife.

Interviews of witnesses and evidence at the scene resulted in Dustin Leigh Cowart being charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Cowart is being held at the Bulloch County Jail without bond, pending further court proceedings.

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