One of four men charged in connection to a July murder was bound over to Superior Court on Tuesday.
The preliminary hearing for Robert Freeman III, 26, of Griffin, was held Tuesday in the Spalding County Courtroom at the Spalding County Jail.
Freeman is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault with intent to murder, and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.
At Tuesday’s heading Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh added the following charges — malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and reckless conduct. Cavanaugh bound over Freeman to Superior Court with no bond.
On July 24 at about 11:16 p.m., Griffin Police officers responded to Apartment I-37, Walden Pointe Apartments, 701 Carver Road.
When they arrived, they found Jeffery Ryan Deluca in the doorway of the apartment suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Deluca was transported to an Atlanta-area hospital where he died at about 4 a.m. Saturday, July 25.
Four men were arrested — Xavier Lamar Carter, 21, of Barnesville; Ryan Matthew Willis, 20, of 110 Scarlett Drive, Jonesboro; Damarion Quandarius Sinkfield, 17, of Griffin; and Freeman. All were charged with murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, according to the GPD.
According to information from the GPD, it was determined that the incident was a failed drug transaction.
Carter’s preliminary hearing was held Oct. 13 and Cavanaugh bound him over to Superior Court on all charges with no bond.