Victim identified in Hinesville homicide

Victim identified in Hinesville homicide
Source: Lewis Levine
Source: Lewis Levine

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a homicide after a man was shot by a Chief Warrant Officer who returned home to find his wife with another man.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Mealy, 31, has been charged with the murder of 41-year-old Nathaniel Brown, Jr. of Hinesville, according to the Liberty County Coroner.

All of this happened around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday. Officers responded to the scene to find Brown shot multiple times in the chest and stomach.

He was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville where he was later pronounced dead, according to Chief of Detectives, Thomas Cribbs.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the home where the shooting occurred belonged to a husband and wife. The soldier husband returned home from Texas after his wife claimed their house has been burglarized the night before, but told him he did not need to come home.

Mealy was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana but was in Texarkana, Texas for military training.

The Hinesville Police Department responded to the burglary around 10:45 p.m. on Friday night.

When the husband returned home and discovered that his wife was with another man, a fight broke out and shots were fired.

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