Robert Timothy Spriggs was scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Floyd County Superior Court.
Spriggs is charged with the shooting death of 46-year-old John Gregory Davis and several other violent crimes that allegedly occurred during a two-hour time period.
Police said the crimes arose from a dispute between Spriggs and an ex-girlfriend, Hollie Davis, that resulted in a shooting spree that resulted in Greg Davis’ death.
According to court filings, Spriggs is 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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He is also charged with battery in relation to an incident on the weekend prior, which police said led to the Nov. 17 shootings. The indictment stated he attacked Hollie Davis two days earlier. She then took out a temporary protective order against Spriggs.
The first shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. after Spriggs allegedly confronted Greg Davis, the girl’s father, at his 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. The women and baby were not injured but taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Spriggs then left the West Rome residence fleeing into nearby woods, but was convinced to turn himself in to Floyd County police around 6 p.m. off Wilkerson Road, police said.
Spriggs, who was well known in the community, was an Armuchee High graduate who served four years in the Air Force, which included deployment to Iraq. He later played football with the Shorter College Hawks.