Polk Police: Murder suspect Jimmy Blackmon in custody; faces three counts. Services held for Ginger Blackmon.

Polk Police: Murder suspect Jimmy Blackmon in custody; faces three counts. Services held for Ginger Blackmon.


Developing: Polk County Police say wanted murder suspect Jimmy Blackmon, 50, is in custody as of Monday. Arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Blackmon is now charged with murder, possession of a firearm or knife in the commission of a felony and cruelty to children, Polk County Jail records show. He is charged in the death of Ginger Leanne Blackmon, who was shot to death on Oct. 18 in Rockmart, police say.

Blackmon initially was tracked from Rockmart to the East Rome Walmart and then off Ga. 101, police said. Polk officers had searched off 101 for several days (below). News of the arrest came late Monday morning.

Services for Ginger “Leanne” Blackmon, 36 of Rockmart, were held Oct. 24. From her obituary:
She was born on July 31, 1984 in Carrollton, Georgia, the daughter of Maxwell Lee Green and Debbie “Suzzanne” Goldin Green. Leanne was formerly employed as a LPN with Douglasville Nurse & Rehab.

In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her children, Kasen Lee Hay, Jackson Scott Christian, Logan Wayne Christian; stepson, Wade Christian and Bradley Vaughn; brother, Max Dillon Green of Buchanan.

Funeral services were held Oct. 24, 2020, in the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home. Interment followed in Draketown Baptist Church Cemetery.

Previously, from Polk County Police: 
On Oct. 18, 2020, the Polk County Police Department’s Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to 118 Rice Road in reference to a shooting. Upon the arrival of Patrol Officers, a female was located on scene deceased. Lifesaving measures were attempted by law enforcement, as well as medical personnel. The victim was identified as Ginger Leanne Blackmon. Detectives with the Polk County Police Department were requested, as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
This is still an active investigation. We currently have active warrants on Jimmy Blackmon (white male). Blackmon was last seen driving a 2015 Black GMC Sierra (Georgia Tag #RVN1626). This male is considered armed and dangerous. Any sightings of this subject, call 911.


Polk County Police search South Florida for shooting suspect on Tuesday. PCPD photos.

From Polk County Police: (Tuesday), the Polk County Criminal Investigation Division, K9 Unit and Rockmart Police searched the woods off Highway 101 and Pleasant Valley Road in Floyd County for Mr. Jimmy Blackmon or any evidence of his being in the area. At this time, we are asking anyone in the area with trail cameras to check them. If you have something on there that’s suspicious we’re asking you notify us. Thank you for your cooperation. Anyone with information on this case can contact Detective Bowman (#810) at (404) 807-7032 or Polk County E-911.

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