Fourth Arrest Made in Memorial Day Weekend Shooting in Sandersville


A fourth arrest has been made in connection to the recent shooting at the Larry Mitchell Ball Park in Sandersville.

It is the second arrest this week in relation to the incident.

On Thursday, July 23, Tontasious Jermall King, age 30, of Wrightsville was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct for his suspected role in the deadly situation.

King is currently being held at the Washington County Jail awaiting a bond hearing by the Washington County Superior Court.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Fredrick Leartist Smith, age 35, of Wrightsville on Monday, July 18, for his alleged part in the shooting. He was also charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct.

As previously reported by WACO 100, a pair of brothers from East Dublin have been arrested in connection to the case.

Ryan Rozier, age 22, was the first individual apprehended on June 22. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer and felony probation violation.

Following a public-aided pursuit, Brian Rozier, age 24, was taken into custody on July 13 and charged with malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm while in commission of a crime, aggravated assault, and reckless conduct.

On Sunday, May 29, the lives of 17-year-old Williams Mykell Lowery of Louisville and 30-year-old Christopher “Scooter” Dunn of Wrightsville were taken by gunfire over the Memorial Day weekend during an 80’s decade vs. 90’s decade “Freaknik” event that held host to over 1,000 people.

Washington County Commissioners have filed a lawsuit against the private park located on Suburban Drive in an effort to declare the site as a nuisance and permanently close the venue following public concern at the June Commissioners meeting. A temporary restraining order has been issued from the Washington County Superior Court.

The initial hearing was delayed and rescheduled for September 1. The Larry Mitchell Ball Park is closed until that pending hearing determines the fate of the public site.

Tontasious Jermall King, 30, Wrightsville