Update: Murder Investigation at 10230 Buchanan Highway

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UPDATE: Murder Investigation at 10230 Buchanan Highway

A male individual called Paulding E-911 reference an unknown problem on Wednesday July 13, 2022, at approximately 12:16 PM. Deputies responded to 10230 Buchanan Highway Dallas, GA in order to determine what was going on. When they got to the residence, Deputies had trouble making contact with anyone at the home. Eventually, Deputies were able to make contact with an intoxicated male on scene, later identified as Joseph Mykytyn III (W/M, 43 YOA), who allowed them to enter the residence. It was later determined that Mykytyn was not a resident at this address. Once Deputies entered the home they located the homeowner, who has been identified as James Entrekin (W/M, 66 YOA), deceased inside the residence.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) secured a search warrant for the home. Detectives and Agents then searched the home and spoke with Mykytyn about the incident. As a result of their investigation, Detectives and Agents were able to preliminarily determine that Entrekin died as a result of a gunshot wound and that the manner of death appears to be consistent with that of a homicide.

Detectives and Agents subsequently arrested Mykytyn and he is being secured within the Paulding County Jail and held without bond. Mykytyn has been charged with the following offenses:

-Felony Murder (F)

-Malice Murder (F)

-Aggravated Assault (F)

-Exploitation of an Elder / Elder Abuse (F)

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or send a message via the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app.

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