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Military records sought in slaying of Ga. deputy
Military records sought as services set for deputy gunned down on Georgia highway
By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) ' Investigators say they're awaiting military records and autopsy results to help explain why a National Guardsman allegedly gunned down a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on the side of a highway in Georgia.

Officials in Augusta said a church service was set for Thursday for 47-year-old Richmond County sheriff's Deputy James D. Paugh.

Officials say 26-year-old Spc. Christopher Michael Hodges was firing gunshots at passing cars early Sunday moments before the off-duty deputy pulled over to investigate a suspicious car on the side of the road.

Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay said Monday that investigators were awaiting records from the military about Hodges' service and also results of an autopsy on the former soldier.

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