Rockmart murder suspect in custody

February 28, 2021–2:56 p.m.


A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Rockmart Saturday morning is now in custody.

According to Polk.Today, 40-year old Jesse Castillo of Rockmart was taken into custody Saturday evening by Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputies and later booked into the Polk County Jail.

Castillo is charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael L. Griffith on Clarkwood Road.

Griffith was found in a ditch with multiple gunshot wounds.

Castillo is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of possession of a firearm or knife during commission or attempt to commit certain felonies.

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