GUYTON, Ga. (AP) — A fifth person has been arrested after the bodies of two children were found buried in eastern Georgia last month.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office told news outlets that 31-year-old Mark Wright was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree cruelty to children.
The bodies of 14-year-old Mary Crocker and Elwyn Crocker Jr. were found in woods at a home near Guyton on Dec. 20.
Deputies say Wright lived at the home with the other suspects.
They are the biological father of the children, 49-yearold Elwyn Crocker; 33-year-old stepmother Candice Crocker; 50-year-old step=grandmother Kim Wright and 55-year-old Roy Anthony Prater, the step-grandmother's boyfriend.
Deputies say Mary Crocker had not been seen since October, while Elwyn Crocker Jr. had not been since 2016.
It was not known if Wright has an attorney.