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Arrest made in fatal Stapleton shooting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:57 PM
Last updated 7:04 PM
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Officers formally charged Jeremy Harrison Rowland, 42, of Stapleton, Ga., Wednesday in the shooting death of Billy Joe Julian Logan, 31, of Gibson.

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The homicide took place Tuesday about 8 p.m. at Rowland’s home on Lemon Street.

Rowland has been charged with one count of murder and one count of possessing a firearm during the commission of certain crimes. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail awaiting a bond hearing before a Superior Court judge.

Logan was shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators say.

The investigation shows the two men have been arguing for several months over Rowland’s ex-wife, officials said.

The investigation is continuing and the victim’s body is being transported to the GBI crime lab in Augusta for an autopsy.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/13/13 - 04:00 pm
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Unsavory looking character

Unsavory looking character for sure.

griff6035
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griff6035 03/13/13 - 07:41 pm
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Death

If it happened at the accused home, what was the deceased doing there. Might be self-defense.

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itsanotherday1 03/13/13 - 09:47 pm
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Might be griff, but I don't

Might be griff, but I don't see it as likely since he was charged with murder.

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myfather15 03/14/13 - 10:34 am
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Actually, self defense is

Actually, self defense is going to be very likely. They often times charge someone and leave it up to the grand jury to decide whether it was self defense. District Attorneys often do this to allow "The people" to decide the self-defense issue, so they won't be blamed for the results or not charging them. Knowing many details of this case, self-defense is very likely, in my opinion.

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