A hearing on Monday ruled that the bond for accused wife murder Jimmy Brian Blackmon is to be dropped from $500,000 to $100,000.
Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge Meng Lim signed off on the reduction. However, the judge’s order also requires Blackmon to wear an ankle monitor should he be able to cover the bond to get out of jail.
The District Attorney’s office opposed bond during a two-day hearing when it was first set, and again during a hearing on Monday when the bond was reduced. Blackmon will be required to remain on an ankle monitor at his residence at 118 Rice Road in Rockmart, where it took place.
Along with that, he’ll also have to keep out of contact with several people within immediate and extended family.
Polk Today contributed to this report. https://polk.today/blackmons-bond-reduced-following-monday-hearing-now-set-at-100000/
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A manhunt for Rockmart murder suspect, Jimmy Brian Blackmon, is over. Polk County authorities confirmed Monday that Blackmon was taken into custody by the US Marshals in Carrollton.
Reports said that Blackmon was found after he turned his personal cell phone back on and law enforcement got a ping from the device inside a home in Carrollton.
The manhunt has been going for over a week.
On October 18, 2020, The Polk County Police Department’s Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to 118 Rice Road in reference to a shooting. Upon the arrival of Patrol Officers, a female, identified as Ginger Leanne Green Blackmon, 36, of 118 Rice Road. was located on scene deceased.
Lifesaving measures were attempted by law enforcement, as well as medical personnel. Detectives with the Polk County Police Department were requested, as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. This is still an active investigation.
Authorities currently have active warrants on Jimmy Blackmon (white male). Blackmon was last seen driving a 2015 Black GMC Sierra (Georgia Tag #RVN1626). This male is considered armed & dangerous. Any sightings of this subject, call 911.
More information to come as available. Anyone with information on this case can contact Detective Bowman (#810) at (404) 807-7032 or Polk County E-911.