A 29-year-old Milledgeville man has been arrested on an outstanding criminal warrant related to a murder at the Huddle House restaurant in downtown Milledgeville a little more than a week ago.
Authorities say an ongoing feud between two rival gangs led to a double-shooting at the restaurant, which claimed the life of a 15-year-old.
Several hours later, officers and detectives with the Milledgeville Police Department and deputies and detectives with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office investigated 13 more shootings within Milledgeville and Baldwin County, including a residential fire, believed arson, started by members of one of the gangs.
In one of the drive-by shootings, which happened in the county, another 15-year-old was shot in the foot.
The double shooting at the Huddle House claimed the life of Jamonte Solomon, of the 200 block of Pennington Road, Milledgeville. Solomon, who was shot in the parking lot of the restaurant and died at the scene, would have celebrated his 16th birthday last Saturday, according to his mother. Authorities had originally indicated that he was 17.
Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord identified the man taken into custody as Armonte Trawick, of Milledgeville.
Trawick is charged with tampering with evidence at the scene of a murder, Swicord said.
The suspect was sought on the outstanding warrant by local, state and federal law enforcement authorities.
After his arrest, Trawick was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center and jailed.
A second suspect remained at-large Monday in connection with a separate shooting inside the restaurant on Saturday, March 14, Swicord said.
He was identified as Talik Watkins, 21, also of Milledgeville.
Swicord said Watkins is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from the shooting of 24-year-old Eric Marshall inside the restaurant. Marshall was wounded and taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The police chief said both shootings were the result of an ongoing feud between two gangs from Milledgeville and Baldwin County.
Meanwhile, authorities are seeking the public’s help in getting information about the person or people involved in the homicide. Anyone with information is urged to call the Milledgeville Police Department crime tip line at 478-414-4413, of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office crime tip line at 478-445-5102 or CRIMESTOPPERS in Macon.