Man Wanted in Slaying of 4 in Georgia Arrested in Indiana

January 28, 2019 Updated: January 28, 2019

ROCKMART, Ga.—Federal authorities have arrested a man wanted in the slayings of four people and injuring of a man in a pair of shootings in Georgia.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 27-year-old Daylon Delon Gamble was arrested in Indiana by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on Jan. 27.

Gamble, who was wanted on four charges of murder in the shootings Thursday night in Rockmart, about 45 miles northwest of Atlanta, was taken into custody without incident, according to GBI news release posted on their Facebook page.

Gamble has been captured in Indianapolis, IN for the two double homicides in Rockmart, GA. See link for updated press…

Georgia Bureau of Investigation 发布于 2019年1月27日周日

Authorities said 48-year-old Helen Rose Mitchell and 19-year-old Jaequnn Davis died at one home, and 24-year-old Arkeyla Perry and 26-year-old Dadrian Cummings died at another home.

The GBI says 24-year-old Peerless Brown was injured at the home where Mitchell and Davis were killed.

State police say Gamble fled in a stolen truck that has since been recovered.

2nd Man Charged in Fatal Burlington Shooting

BURLINGTON, Iowa—A second man has been charged in a fatal shooting in a car outside the home of the victim’s mother in Burlington.

Authorities say 44-year-old Derrick Parker is charged in Des Moines County with first-degree murder and with conspiracy to commit a forcible felony. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. He’d been in Illinois custody on a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Parker and Antoine Spann, of Dalton, Illinois, are accused in the slaying of 26-year-old Demarcus “Peanut” Chew, who was shot to death Sept. 10, 2017.

Spann has pleaded not guilty to murder and conspiracy. His trial is scheduled to begin March 12.

Murders and Violent crimes

The number of murders and violent crimes committed in the United States dropped slightly in 2017, according to new crime statistics released in September 2018.

“Crime declined nationwide last year, consistent with our earlier analyses of 2017 data in the nation’s 30 largest cities,” Ames Grawert, senior counsel for the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York, told the Washington Times.

American flags fly outside the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. ( Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“That’s the good news. The bad news is that even while crime is falling, the number of Americans incarcerated remains near-record highs. Now is the time to address the problem.”

The number of cases of manslaughter and murder dropped 0.7 percent in 2017 from the prior year, the report said.

Rapes rose by 3 percent and aggravated assault rose by 1 percent, but overall violent crimes dropped 0.2 percent, the report added.