The person charged with fatally shooting professional golfer Gene Siller throughout a triple-homicide spree in Georgia is an aspiring rapper who had been jailed for DUI hours later — solely to be freed earlier than cops put two and two collectively.
Bryan Rhoden — a 23-year-old rapper referred to as “B. Rod” — was lastly busted for the slayings Thursday and charged with three counts of homicide after Saturday’s bloody spree, which ended on the upscale Atlanta-area Pinetree Nation Membership.
Police say his first two victims — Henry Valdez, 46, and Paul Pierson, 76 — have been found dead in the back of Pierson’s Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck, the place they’d been certain and gagged, on the golf course.
Siller, a 46-year-old father of two who was additionally the membership’s director, was then gunned down when he stumbled across the scene and “witnessed an lively crime going down,” police say.
Inside hours of the triple murder, the younger rapper was picked up round 25 miles away for a slew of driving offenses, together with DUI, driving with out insurance coverage and offering false ID, jail data present.
He was booked by the Chamblee Police Division at 2 a.m. Sunday — then launched at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, the data present.
Rhoden was nonetheless in Chamblee when he was arrested for the slayings Thursday, stated Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox.
Cox confirmed that he had “been informed that [Rhoden] had a earlier arrest” simply earlier than he was busted once more for allegedly being the “lone shooter” behind the murders.
“At this level, I don’t need to talk about all we knew at that time, as a result of … the investigation continues to be persevering with, and we’re really concerned at this second with discussions with him,” the chief informed a press convention Thursday when requested in regards to the earlier arrest.
Rhoden has been charged with three counts of homicide, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping.
B. Rod’s supervisor confirmed to Fox 5 Atlanta that he was the suspect who had been busted.
His social media confirmed that he launched a debut mixtape, “Made it Out,” simply final month.
“I put a whole lot of work into making my first tape as numerous as attainable to point out you theres no restrict to what I can do and attraction to everybody!” Rhoden wrote on Instagram. “Lets put it in they FACE ‼️💯”
He had additionally been performing in golf equipment, writing alongside one video clip, “I’M WORKIN, I’M GRINDIN, I’M SHININ & ONLY GETTING BETTER!”
When he was an 18-year-old Georgia State College scholar in 2016, Rhoden and one other man have been charged in a double taking pictures over an obvious drug deal, throughout which the rapper was hit within the chest, in accordance with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was indicted, however it isn’t clear if the case went to court docket, the paper stated.
Cox refused to debate the suspect’s felony historical past.
However he insisted that officers “positively really feel assured there was no relationship between the shooter and Mr. Siller.”
He wouldn’t reveal if there have been any recognized ties to the suspect and Valdez or Pierson, nor why the lifeless males — from California and Kansas, respectfully — have been in Georgia.