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Kennesaw man indicted on murder charge after hiding body in dumpster


A Kennesaw man was arrested weeks ago on charges of hiding a dead body in a dumpster. He has now been indicted for murder and other charges.

Garfield Royes Norris, 52, was arrested on Oct. 12 after the body of James Harold Creighton was found decomposing in a dumpster. 

In his arrest warrant, Norris was accused of wrapping the body in several layers of plastic, tarps, cardboard, and ratchet straps and hiding it in a dumpster behind a Kennesaw office at 195 Chastain Meadows Court. He was not initially charged with murdering Creighton, but that changed on Nov. 4, after a Cobb County grand jury indicted Norris on charges of malice murder, concealing a death, auto theft, affixing a license plate to conceal identity and methamphetamine possession. Norris is also accused of stealing Creighton’s BMW 328i and putting a fraudulent temporary license plate on it. The drug charge stems from Norris possessing meth when he was arrested, according to the warrant. The indictment does not specify how Creighton died. 

Norris is being held at the Cobb jail without bond, jail records show. 


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