[UPDATE] Adel Couple Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

[UPDATE] 2/14/2011 at 5:39 p.m. --

The District Attorney's office says Billie Jo Treadaway, 29, confessed to armed robbery in two separate cases.

She says she helped her husband, Jason Treadaway, 30, carry out the 2009 murder of James "Buster" Statum at Buster's Game Room in Sparks, Georgia, in which Jason stabbed Statum with an ice pick 61 times.

Then, later that same night, she confessed to robbing the Mega Mart in Adel using Statum's gun.

Both Billie Jo and Jason are sentenced to life in prison.


Updated 7/30 at 3:15 p.m. --

Two people are indicted for the murder of a Cook County, Georgia businessman last year.

Treadaway is sentenced to life in prison, with no parole plus 90 more years, according to the Cook County Superior Court.

He plead guilty to all charges.


A Grand Jury has indicted Jason Treadaway, 29, with multiple charges, including malice and felony murder and armed robbery.

Treadaway and his wife, Billie Joe Treadaway, 28, are responsible for the May 2009 robbery and murder of 72-year-old James "Buster" Statum, the owner of Buster's Game Room in Sparks, GA.

Deputies say Jason Treadaway stabbed Statum with an icepick 61 times.

Billie Joe Treadaway is indicted as an accomplice to the crime for armed robbery and burglary.

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