According to a Rockmart Police Department (RPD) press release, Demon Eugene Wilson, 33, faces charges in the shooting death of Desmond “Bud” Kinnemore, 19, of Rockmart.
Kinnemore’s body was found January 8 in a ditch on Morgan Valley Road at the Second Street intersection in Rockmart.
Wilson is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the RPD press release. He also faces another count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to jail records.
According to police, Wilson was a Rockmart resident but Polk County Jail records list his address as 77 Wheeler Road, Cedartown.
Polk County police officers arrested Wilson Jan. 16 and he has been in jail without bond since, according to jail records. RPD officials said that arrest was on unrelated charges.
Officials also state Wilson is the subject of an ongoing federal firearms investigation. Several agencies involved with the investigation are following leads and more arrests may follow, according to local police officials.
The investigation into Kinnemore’s death involved several agencies with RPD taking the lead on the case. Police officials said the local police department received assistance from the Polk County Criminal Investigations Division, the Polk County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Rockmart Police Department and the Polk County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division encourage anyone with related information to contact Det. David Gowens of the Rockmart Police Department @ (770)684-2354 or Det. B. Brady of the Polk County Police Department @ (678) 246-5132 or email@example.com . Any and all information is welcomed, and will be held confidential.