The Bartow County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with an ongoing murder investigation.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap:

Bartow County Sheriff's deputies and investigators responded to a death investigation at a Country Lane address on August 27. They discovered that 74-year-old James Edward Stephens had been deceased in his home for some time. Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators working with the GBI Medical Examiner's Office and the Bartow County Coroner's Office later discovered that Stephens had suffered blunt force injuries which led to his death.

On Friday investigators arrested Rachel Savannah Ridley, 19, of Cartersville. On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, investigators arrested Keisha Rena Cone, 20, also of Cartersville. Both are charged with murder and armed robbery in connection with the death of Stephens at his home in August. A third arrest is expected in the case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050 extension 6030.