A man with Bartow County ties accused of killing 4 people and injuring another in Rockmart January may receive the death penalty, if a Polk County prosecutor gets his way. 27-year-old Daylon Delon Gamble, a former Cass High School student, is facing four counts of murder. District Attorney Jack Browning filed a notice of intent to pursue the death penalty against Gamble, claiming that the homicides were “outrageously vile, horrible or inhuman.”
Gamble has two parole violations in Bartow County that both occurred within a month of each other in 2017 between August 30th and September 28th. During that time, Gamble’s residence was listed as being on Cross Street in Cartersville.
Gamble, who was on the run for three days after the shootings, was located in Indianapolis where he was arrested by the U.S. marshals. He was initially scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Monday until Browing told the court that he would seek capital punishment. A date has yet to be set.
Four murder warrants issued for Gamble following the deaths of 48-year-old Helen Rose Mitchell, 19-year-old Jaequnn Davis, 24-year-old Arkeyla Perry, and 26-year old Dadrian Cummings on January 24th of this year. Gamble shot a fifth victim, his 24-year-old cousin Peerless Brown, who was hospitalized but survived his wounds. These shootings occurred in Rockmart. Brown told WSBTV that Gamble’s family had not seen or heard from him in several years before showing up on their doorstep that night. Gamble fled the scene and stole a Ford truck, which was recovered in Bartow County.
The investigation involved three GBI regional offices, and several local law enforcement offices including the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.