Man charged in murder of elderly Austell resident | Crime
AUSTELL, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have arrested an Austell man in the apparent beating death of another man.
The body of 71-year-old Joseph Stahl was discovered in a home Sunday evening. The victim had "obvious injuries from blunt force trauma," according to Cobb County Police spokesman Dana Pierce.
Investigators in Fulton County found 47-year-old Thomas Sparks at a Skyway Inn and Suites in southwest Atlanta. He was arrested while trying to get away in Stahl's Honda Accord, police said.
Sparks was charged with murder and aggravated assault in Stahl's death, as well as theft by taking. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.