Coosa Valley News reports that 22-year-old Jaquavious Jaquail Carter of Cartersville, whom authorities jailed for a shooting incident earlier this year, now faces charges of murder and aggravated assault.
The latest charges came after months of investigating the case involving the shooting death of 56-year-old Sam Franklin Junior of Aragon at the Park Homes apartments in Rome on February 4th. That night, authorities found Franklin outside of the apartments while responding to 911 calls of a shooting. Investigators are now saying that Carter was the gunman.
Cartersville Police peacefully arrested Carter at his residence on Jones Mill Road on July 21st on Rome warrants for a shooting at the Sandra D. Hudson Villas in Rome in which he allegedly stood in the sunroof of a car and discharged a firearm. Those warrants were for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm near a public road.
In June 2020, authorities jailed Jaquavious Carter in Rome after allegedly pointing a gun at a victim and demanding their cell phone and cash while at an apartment on Dodd Boulevard. In that case, a jury found him not guilty of aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Authorities also charged him with pulling a firearm on another person in August 2019. Reports said that Carter pulled and fired his weapon around numerous individuals on East 13th and Crane Streets in Rome. He pled guilty to reckless conduct.