Suspect arrested in double homicide

By Ed Brock

Authorities have arrested a Riverdale man wanted in connection with a double homicide in which the bodies of the victims were found in a burning car.

Agents with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force arrested David Hendrix, 37, of West Fayetteville Road, around 3:35 p.m. Thursday in Hogansville in Coweta County, sheriff's Maj. Doug Massengale said.

"He was at a restaurant at the location (near I-85) when our fugitive squad (led by Sgt. Jeff Mitchell) made contact," Massengale said.

Hendrix has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 48-year-old Algernon Sedrick Nash of Atlanta and another as yet unidentified man that police believe occurred one week ago today.

On Tuesday police arrested 35-year-old Kenneth Ray Hilton who they say was present when Nash and the other man were shot in the living room of Hendrix's house, Clayton County police Capt. Jeff Turner said.

Turner said the two men then stuffed the victims' body into Nash's Cadillac Seville and drove it to an area on Sullivan Road near Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. There they apparently set the car ablaze early Saturday morning.

A passerby reported the burning car around 6:16 a.m. and by 7:50 a.m. firefighters found the body of the unidentified man in the back seat. Nash's body was later found in the trunk.

Police are waiting on the results of DNA tests to identify the other man, Turner said.

Turner said that members of the fugitive squad had established surveillance in the Hogansville area based on information that there were residences there that Hendrix could be visiting.