Police in Floyd County apprehended a suspect around 6 PM Tuesday evening who is believed to have been involved in two shootings in Floyd County.

The suspect has been identified as Tim Spriggs.  Spriggs is a graduate of Armuchee High School and has spent time in the military, serving a tour in Iraq. 

Floyd County Police confirmed that one person was dead and another was wounded as a result of the shooting incendent.

The names of the shooting victims have not been released at this time.

The Floyd County Police Department Issued the following statement to the press:

On November 17, 2009 at approximately 4:45 pm, Robert Timothy Spriggs, Jr. went to the residence of John Gregory Davis at 4565 Old Dalton Road. An altercation ensued in the front yard, and Spriggs, age 26, shot Davis, age 46, several times, fatally wounding him. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Spriggs fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle and traveled to 127 East Clinton Drive, in attempt to locate his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the victim. Spriggs forcefully entered the residence and shot the homeowner, Scott Sulsberger, age 32, seriously injuring him. The accused then fled on foot into a wooded area near the second scene.

Following several phone conversations with his father and law enforcement, Spriggs emerged from the woods and surrendered himself to officials who transported him to the Floyd County Police station for questioning. Spriggs was later booked into Floyd County Jail on the following charges: Murder, 2 counts Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft by Taking, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Cruelty to Children

According to police Spriggs was upset over an issue with his ex-girlfriend that involved a protective order against him.  According to The Rome News Tribune:

Floyd County Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard identified the fatality as 46-year-old John Gregory Davis of 4565 Old Dalton Road.

Police and emergency crews responded to that location late Tuesday afternoon after reports that a man had been shot multiple times in the front yard of the residence.

Floyd County police and Georgia State Patrol officers, as well as fire and rescue units, arrived on the scene to find Davis with several gunshot wounds.  Davis died from the wounds.  The other man shot in the incident was identified as Scott Sulsberger.  He was treated for his wounds in a Rome Hospital last night.

Spriggs remains in the Floyd County Jail.