Update: Officials at the Muscogee County Jail confirmed Wednesday morning that Brandon Conner is in custody. His initial hearing is set for 2 p.m. Friday.
More information about Conner's arrest will added as it becomes available.
Original story:: Police issued warrants Tuesday for the 35-year-old boyfriend of a 32-year-old mother found "burned beyond recognition" with her 6-month-old son inside their Winifred Lane home Thursday, according to a release.
Lt. Greg Touchberry said officers are searching for Brandon David Conner, who is described as a 5-foot-10 black man who weighs about 183 pounds.
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Conner is wanted for the murder of girlfriend Rosella “Rose” Mitchell and their son, Dylan Conner. Mitchell and Dylan Conner's deaths were ruled homicides after their charred bodies were pulled from a fire at 1324 Winifred Lane.
Around 12:37 a.m., 18 firefighters extinguished flames at the scene and discovered the victims' bodies face down in a back bedroom. The bodies were later sent to Atlanta for autopsies and later identified through dental records.
The autopsy also showed that Mitchell suffered life-threatening stab wounds. Touchberry said police believe those wounds indicate Mitchell's cause of death, but said investigators are still determining how Dylan Conner died.
"That was one problem we had when we started this investigation," Touchberry said. "We couldn't tell if they died from the fire or they died from something that happened before."
The fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the house, officials said. Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services fire investigators and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents assisted in the homicide investigation.
Hours after firefighters recovered Mitchell and Dylan Conner's bodies, Columbus police held Brandon Conner in the Muscogee County Jail on several misdemeanor charges, including false information, notice of change of address, stopping in the street and unsafe tires. He was released later that same day.
Police say Conner should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with more information can contact Investigative Services at (706) 653-3400.