Dedric Deshon Jackson, 18, of Baton Rouge, La., was first arrested in Louisiana where he has been held awaiting extradition, and was booked into the Bartow County jail Saturday. Officials had sought a governor's warrant for his extradition but Jackson waived extradition before the hearing was necessary, Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said.
Moore, of Roth Lane, Cartersville, was found around 9:30 p.m. March 13 lying in front of 44 Middlebrook Drive, Cartersville, with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead at Cartersville Medical Center.
Information released by authorities in March indicates Moore had traveled to Middlebrook Drive, where a birthday party at the home of Jackson's relative had been ongoing that Saturday evening.
Investigators say the first person arrested in connection with the incident, Dedric Jackson's brother, Leondris Tyree Jackson, 14, of Cartersville, is a member of a gang called BBS, which stands for Bottom Boyz Survivors.
"As [Moore's group] was turning around to leave, there was some kind of argument with someone at the party. Then the alleged victim got into a fight with someone, and [Leondris Jackson] allegedly shot him," Criminal Investigation Division Commander Maj. Doug Duncan said in March. "[Jackson] was not in the fight himself. He was at this party and there was a fist fight."
Duncan said in March Leondris Jackson and four to five other people are believed to be members of the gang.
"[Jackson] is probably one of the younger of them. I think they're all family related, the ones that we've talked to so far are family. From what we understand, they were part of this gang in Louisiana. When they moved here, they just continued with their actions," Duncan said.
Leondris Jackson was apprehended in Louisiana in March, and authorities at that time said he would be transported back to Georgia and housed in a Rome juvenile detention facility.
Rogers said Saturday Dedric Jackson was the third arrest in connection with the incident, adding Jackson's cousin, Demetrius Castle Jr., was also charged, but it is unclear where he was apprehended or if his case involved extradition proceedings.
Although Duncan said in March Leondris Jackson is the suspected shooter, Rogers said Saturday the three men charged in connection with Moore's death are each believed to have taken part in the homicide.
He added investigators are actively working the case and more arrests may be forthcoming.
Injured man does not want to report alleged robbery
A man who allegedly told his former roommate he was beaten and robbed refused to speak to BCSO deputies about the incident.
According to the report, the 57-year-old Acworth man was lying in the floor with his head resting on a wooden log when the roommate found him at the 4512 Scenic Mountain Drive home around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
There were several liquor bottles around the alleged victim, who allegedly told the roommate someone broke in and stole his money. He has a voice box due to throat cancer, but refused to speak with deputies about the incident.
At the home, deputies found a door latch they believe was forcefully removed, liquor bottles and the home in disarray.
The Georgia State Patrol reported working 15 accidents with four non-life threatening injuries in the 24 hours preceding 6 p.m. Saturday.
Cartersville police reported working 11 accidents with one injury in the 24 hours preceding 6 p.m. Saturday. The victim reporting an injury complained of a bloody nose and pain in his knee but refused treatment on the scene.
The Bartow County Fire Department reported having worked a blaze at a one-story, single-family home on Cedar Creek Road in Cartersville. The fire occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday.
Four stations responded, containing the fire to one room. Residents were home but no one was injured.
Firefighters left the scene just before 7 a.m.
The Cartersville Fire Department reported working no fires in the 24 hours preceding 6 p.m. Saturday.