GBI: Lake Oconee Homeowner Reports Shooting an Intruder, Murder Warrant Issued (Updated 9/5/18)

UPDATE: Homeowner Knew Victim from October Hunting Trip, Bond Denied

According to a report from Online Athens, the homeowner, Chad Haufler, Sr, knew the victim from a hunting trip in October of 2017 and the two had become friends.  Although Haufler initially told police that two or three people had invaded his home (and he had shot one), his story changed several times.  You can read the full details here.

Because Haufler was not a permanent resident of Greene County (the Lake Oconee home was a recently purchased vacation home) and because he was considered a flight risk, the judge in the case has denied bond.



UPDATE: (August 28, 2018; 10:30 pm) – An arrest warrant for Murder has been obtained for Chad Haufler, Sr., 45, for causing the death of Marc Dimos, 51, of Minerva, OH. Haufler is from the Ocala, FL area but also has a residence in Reynolds at Lake Oconee in Greene County, GA.


Greene County, GA (August 28, 2018) – On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at approximately 6:45 AM, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to investigate a death that occurred at 1090 Jones Bluff Court, Greensboro, GA.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:34 AM, a resident called 911 to report he had shot an intruder in his home.  Upon the arrival of Greene County deputies, a male subject was found in the basement of the residence deceased by what appears to be the result of gunshot trauma. The subject was transported to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.  At this time, this appears to be an isolated incident.

The deceased male will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur, GA for autopsy.

This joint investigation is active and ongoing and being conducted by the GBI and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

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