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Polk Man Arrested in Year-Old Murder

Apr 15, 2013 -- 9:39pm


By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
The Polk County Police Department has made an arrest in the year-old murder of a Rockmart man. 
According to a press release from Polk authorities, 35-year-old Roderick Earl Turner of Rockmart has been charged with felony murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and reckless conduct. In April 2012, police believe a physical altercation at a West Polk St. home resulted in the shooting death of 34-year-old Anthony Tovelle Perkins, who reportedly was trying to stop the fight. A year-long investigation by Polk detectives culminated in the April 10th arrest of Turner. 
The case is still open and under investigation. Polk County Police encourage anyone with any information to contact them at 770-748-7331. 

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