1 in custody after body found outside gas station in Elbert Co.

ELBERT Co., Ga. (WSPA) — Sheriff’s deputies say a suspect is in custody after a man’s body was found early Thursday.

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a person on the ground at Pyramid Petro on Highway 72 at 4:01 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies and EMS arrived and determined that the person was dead. The victim has been identified as Treston Smith, 32, of Jones Ferry Road in Elberton.

Deputies say Sherman Allen, 34, of Elberton is in custody in connection to Smith’s death. Investigators were interviewing Allen Thursday morning.

The investigation is ongoing.

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