By Kim Adams Graham

Ernesto Mota Contreras, age 41, and his wife, Tabitha May Contrera, age 40, were found deceased at Sardis Trailer Park in the 800 block of Williams Street Friday evening, according to Union Springs Police Chief Ronnie Felder. Sardis Trailer Park is located between Wayne Farms and Bullock County High School in Union Springs.

Dispatchers received a call Friday evening at about 5:48 p.m. to conduct a welfare check for the residents of the 800 block of Williams.

Union Springs Police responded to the scene and found two bodies wrapped in material inside the home. Chief Felder did not state the type of material.

Chief Felder says it appears the two victims had blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

Two people of interest are in custody. One suspect is Ernesto Contreras, Jr., age 21. The other suspect is a male age 17.

“This may be a family issue,” Felder stated.

Union Springs Police Chief Ronnie Felder confirmed the Union Springs Police Department and ALEA’s SBI unit are investigating in conjunction with the double homicide.

Union Springs Mayor Roderick Clark and Union Springs Police Chief Ronnie Felder would like the community to know that they are working hard to solve this case. They would also like the community to know they are investigating this case to the fullest extent of the law. This case is being investigated with the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) and additional criminal charges may be forthcoming. If anyone has any knowledge of this case please call the SBI or ALEA. The mayor and chief offer condolences to the family involved in this horrendous crime.

Chubby Ward, owner/operator of Sardis Trailer Park said, “This saddens me. The victims were good people. They were from Texas and came here for work. I am sorry that this happened. Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. We do everything possible to keep the trailer park safe. Domestic violence is real and I did not see this coming.”

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