Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of a Fort Stewart murder investigation, according to a release from the FBI’s Birmingham office.
Swain, who was arrested Friday, will be extradited from Birmingham to Savannah by the end of this week.
But Special Agent Stephen Emmett with the FBI’s Atlanta office wouldn’t say whether Swain’s arrest was in connection with the body of a 22-year-old soldier found at Holbrook Recreation Area campsite on Nov. 30. The victim has not been identified.
“I can only confirm that we have a suspect in custody in Birmingham and that he is expected to be moved to Savannah by the end of this week,” Emmett said. “I cannot confirm that he is being charged in connection with a body found on Fort Stewart.”
However, Emmett reiterated the press release and said Swain is being held as part of a murder investigation at Fort Stewart.
Swain was not armed at the time of his arrest, according to the release. He was taken into custody without incident, and the FBI was assisted by the Hoover, Homewood and Jasper police departments as well as the Tuscaloosa and Walker county sheriffs’ offices.
“I cannot give any more information at this time,” Emmett said. “I’m sorry. We hope to be able to provide a full press release by the end of the week.”