Paulding County Man arrested for Felony Murder

December 19th, 2022 – 5:30 PM

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office –

Paulding County Deputies have arrested a man for the murder of his friend that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday. The victim, 38-year-old Dane Michael Patrick Kellum, and some friends went to visit 47-year-old David Ayers May at his home located at a Mill Pointe Drive address. In the midst of an evening of reported heavy drinking by all of the parties who were at the home, there was a verbal argument between Kellum and May. Apparently, the altercation between Kellum and May became more heated, and May reportedly retrieved a pistol and shot Kellum in the head. Once the shooting occurred, Paulding E-911 was contacted and Deputies responded and arrived quickly, but Kellum’s injuries were beyond help. May was arrested without incident and is being charged with felony murder & felony aggravated assault. He is currently being held in the Paulding County Jail without bond. Paulding Detectives would like to encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to please call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Tip Line.

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