Jimmy Blackmon Wiki – Biography
Jimmy Blackmon led authorities across three counties during the eight-day manhunt, officials said, The dragnet for a Georgia man accused of killing his wife has ended as he has been captured after he evaded police across the state for eight days, authorities said Monday.
Jimmy Blackmon Age
Jimmy Blackmon is 50-years-old.
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Charged & Arrested
Jimmy Blackmon, 50, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Carroll County, the Polk County Police Department said. He was charged with shooting and killing his wife, Leanne Blackmon, at their home on Oct. 18.
Police in Polk County had charged Blackmon with murder in the shooting death of his wife, 36-year-old Ginger Blackmon. Family members have said they believe Jimmy Blackmon shot his wife during an argument. She was found unconscious at the family’s Rockmart home on Oct. 18 and died before she could be taken to a hospital.
“Very relieved he’s in jail,” Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd told FOX5 Atlanta. “Citizens are relieved he’s in jail. He’s tormented this community for the last eight days.”
Blackmon led law enforcement across three counties during the eight-day manhunt. He was located at his father’s house in Carroll County on Monday morning after authorities “pinged” his cellphone, the station reported.
Blackmon escaped through the back door when authorities arrived and he was later found hiding in the woods, the Polk Standard Journal reported. Officials said Carroll County deputies deployed a drone that could track heat signatures and discovered Blackmon behind a log.
Blackmon surrendered and was taken into custody without a struggle, officials said.
Jimmy Blackmon’s truck was found abandoned at a Walmart in Rome hours later. Investigators later concluded that the man had been picked up by his son from a previous marriage, 21-year-old Corey Brian Blackmon, and dropped off elsewhere in Floyd County. Police charged the son with obstructing law enforcement officers, saying he initially lied about his father’s whereabouts.
Authorities searched the area in Floyd County where Blackmon was dropped off and later almost caught him near the couple’s home in Rockmart. Blackmon ran into the woods and eluded searchers.
Dodd told local media outlets that the investigation is ongoing as authorities look into whether anyone helped Blackmon while he was on the run.
Investigators have already determined Blackmon’s 21-year-old son from a previous marriage initially lied to police about his father’s whereabouts and was charged with obstruction on Oct. 19.
Blackmon was booked into the Polk County Jail on multiple charges, including murder.