Two Arrests Made in Murder of Teen


42 year old Michael Howard and 28 year old Bria Marie Nicole Register have been arrested and charged with felony murder in theSaturday morning shooting of 17 year old Javier Cordova. According to police, Cordoav was shot after an argument broke out at a late-night cookout in the Coastal Crest Suites apartments at3108 Cypress Mill Road. Police responded to a gunfire report about2:15 Saturday morningand found Cordova lying, unresponsive beside Cypress Mill Road and Golden Isles Parkway with what appeared initially to be a head laceration. It was then discovered that the victim also had a gunshot wound in the upper torso.

Cordova was transferred by ambulance to Southeast Georgia Health Systems’ Brunswick hospital, where efforts to save him were unsuccessful. County police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents worked throughout the day Saturday and into the morning Sunday in making the arrests. Further details were unavailable Sunday, but police and the GBI continue to investigate the murder. Anyone with information can contact GBI at their website GBI.georgia.gov or by calling 800-587-8477. Information also can be given to county police investigations division at -912-554-7802, or Silent Witness at912-264-1333.

Howard and Register were both booked into the County detention center.