Bainbridge man charged with murder

Published 4:41 pm Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chavers, Rocquel Quinton

Chavers

UPDATE: In an interview with WALB News 10, Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said that evidence suggests Chavers pulled the trigger.

“We have all of the confidence and evidence that supports that he was in fact the trigger man,” Hancock said in the interview.

Hancock also said that investigators believe the two suspects and victim were gang members.

“Our evidence would lead us to believe that there is a known gang, or what they call theirself, in Cordele,” Hancock said in the interview, “and that all three of these, at at some time or another, had been or are still in that gang.”

ORIGINAL:

A Bainbridge man was arrested Tuesday in relation to an ongoing murder investigation in Crisp County.

According to the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 20-year-old Jasperin Armstrong was found in Crisp County Friday, Sept. 12. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.

Monday, Bainbridge Public Safety investigators assisted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the CCSO with the search of murder suspect Rocquel Quinton Chavers, 31, of 1111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Bainbridge. Chavers later turned himself in to BPS investigators Tuesday, said BPS Deputy Director Frank Green.

Chavers is charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to a statement from the CCSO.

Wednesday, Rontavious Domonic Towns, 21, of 103 Lake Park Drive, Cordele, was also arrested and charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.