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Man arrested, jailed facing murder charges

Photo by Laura Williams

Photo by Laura Williams

ALBANY, Ga. -- With police hitting the streets looking for him, a 30-year-old man decided he'd better turn himself in, said Phyllis Banks, Albany Police Department spokeswoman.

Gregory Spann gave himself up to officers and was booked into Dougherty County jail at about 10:30 p.m. Friday in connection with the beating murder of Frankie Carr, 54, police officials said.

The arrest an incarceration came less than 24 hours after the beating was reported to emergency dispatch.

"He is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault," a jail spokesman said. "He has no bond."

A driver on East Broad Avenue saw a man beating Carr with what looked like a length of pipe at about 2 a.m. Friday. The driver called 911 to report the violence.

The responding officer's report stated, "I responded in normal mode in reference to a fight at the intersection of church Street and Broad Avenue. I observed a subject lying in the lot next to the road."

Dougherty County EMS personnel responded and took the still breathing Carr to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He died there about 30 minutes to an hour later.

Marking his death stands a bouquet of plastic flowers on the corner across from the lot where Carr was beaten.