Robert Timothy Spriggs of Armuchee was charged with murder in the shooting death of John Gregory Davis, 46, and is also facing several other charges that occurred during a two-hour period on Nov. 17, 2009.
Patterson said she could not comment as to why the case has taken so long to come to trial because it is still pending.
According to previous reports:
Police said the incident arose from a dispute between Spriggs and an ex-girlfriend, Hollie Davis.
That led to a shooting spree, police said, that resulted in Greg Davis’ death.
The first shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. after Spriggs is said to have confronted Greg Davis, the girl’s father, at Davis’ home on the 4500 block of Old Dalton Road.
Police said Spriggs then traveled to the East Clinton Drive residence in Rome of Scott Sulsberger, Davis’ son-in-law, and shot him. Sulsberger recovered.
Also at the East Clinton Drive residence were two women and an infant, according to police reports.
The women and baby were not injured, but they were taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Spriggs then left the West Rome residence, fleeing into nearby woods, according to reports, but he was convinced to turn himself in to Floyd County police officers at about 6 p.m. off Wilkerson Road, police said.
Spriggs was charged with murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery, several counts of aggravated assault, battery, terroristic threats, burglary, aggravated stalking and false imprisonment.
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