Criminal charges have been announced and an additional arrest made in the deadly Sunday night shooting that took the life of Cedartown resident Ronald Morris Bentley.

Laryan Yance Walker, 30, of 501 Line Street, Cedartown, was arrested on June 28 and taken into custody on an initial charge of murder. He has since had additional charges levied against him that include felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

26-year-old Tashon Brown of a 217 Pinecrest Circle address was initially arrested on June 28 on unrelated charges stemming from Floyd County. Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome stated that Brown has since been linked to the current investigation and charged with party to the crime of murder, party to the crime of felony murder, party to the crime of aggravated assault, party to the crime of the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence.

“These two arrests were made after an aggressive investigation by the Cedartown Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation,” Newsome said. “The subsequent criminal charges that Walker and Brown now face came as a result of a lengthy conversation between the Cedartown Police, GBI and District Attorney Jack Browning.”

Walker is currently in the Polk County Jail and Brown is being held inside the Floyd County Jail.

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A Cedartown man has been arrested and charged with murder in the early Sunday morning shooting death of Ronald Morris Bentley.

According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, Laryan Yance Walker, 30, of 501 Line St., was arrested on murder charges at 7:45 Friday morning

The arrest came as a result of an aggressive investigation by the Cedartown Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Newsome said Walker was taken into custody without incident and is being housed in the Polk County Jail. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Criminal charges have been announced and an additional arrest made in the deadly Sunday night shooting that took the life of Cedartown resident Ronald Morris Bentley.

Laryan Yance Walker, 30, of 501 Line Street, Cedartown, was arrested on June 28 and taken into custody on an initial charge of murder. He has since had additional charges levied against him that include felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

26-year-old Tashon Brown of a 217 Pinecrest Circle address was initially arrested on June 28 on unrelated charges stemming from Floyd County. Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome stated that Brown has since been linked to the current investigation and charged with party to the crime of murder, party to the crime of felony murder, party to the crime of aggravated assault, party to the crime of the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence.

“These two arrests were made after an aggressive investigation by the Cedartown Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation,” Newsome said. “The subsequent criminal charges that Walker and Brown now face came as a result of a lengthy conversation between the Cedartown Police, GBI and District Attorney Jack Browning.”

Walker is currently in the Polk County Jail and Brown is being held inside the Floyd County Jail.

From WGAA

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According to Cedartown Police an investigation has been launched into a deadly shootiing  over the weekend.

Reports said that 40 year-old Ronald Morris Bentley was shot early Sunday morning on Gibson Street.

Reports added that Morris  was found lying in the roadway when police arrived.

The Cedartown Police Department called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for assistance.