Crime & Safety

Man charged in 2017 Effingham County murder pleads not guilty

In a surprising turn, Tony Arnsdorff pleads not guilty to charges related to the 2017 murder of Courtney Wells. 

A second suspect who has also been charged in the murder, Scott Pinholster, has already pleaded not guilty to those charges. Investigators claim Wells, Pinholster and Arnsdorff all knew each other before the crime and they say Pinholster may have been the one to shoot and kill Wells.  Twenty-seven-year-old

Courtney Well's body was found on the side of a dirt road off Riverside Drive, outside of Guyton, back in January 2017. 

Arnsdorff and Scott Pinholster are facing 10 charges in connection with her death, including malice and felony murder. 


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