Georgia man accused of killing mom, stepdad is disgraced corrections officer

A Middle Georgia man facing murder charges in the deaths of his mother and stepfather was a corrections officer until he was fired in 2016 for his participation in a drug smuggling scheme, according to news reports.

Anthony Douglas Shoffner, 25, of Perry, was employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections for two years until he was indicted on bribery and attempted drug trafficking charges, the Macon Telegraph reported. He was among 45 officers tied up in the scheme and later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Last week, he was arrested hours after his mother, 46-year-old Rebecca Griffin, and his stepfather, 42-year-old Kenneth Griffin, were found dead, previously reported. Their bodies were found in an apartment at 2350 South Houston Lake Road on March 11.

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Shoffner lived in the apartment, but he was not there when authorities arrived. Soon after, police were called to the 700 block of Mason Terrace after a man was attacked by Shoffner with a baseball bat, according to Perry police. He was found and arrested in a nearby Walgreens.

Shoffner was booked into the Houston County jail, where he remains without bond. He faces two counts of murder and an aggravated assault charge, but police said more charges are possible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Perry police at 478-988-2825.

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