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Arrests made in drive by shooting

Two arrests made in last months drive-by shooting, both males have been charged in the shooting which left one with severe injuries.

Last month on April 11, Paulding County deputies responded to a call regarding gunshots being fired into a home. When they arrived they found Kathleen Walker with gunshot wounds to her legs. She was quickly transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

PCSO detectives determined that multiple shots were fired from the road in front of the home and then the shooters left the scene. After weeks of  Detective work, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that two arrests have been made in this case. Zackariah Daniel Mitchell was arrested on April 20, 2018 and Kayden Louis Fillingame was arrested on May 2, 2018. Both males were charged in the drive-by shooting of Ms. Walker.

Zackariah Daniel Mitchell, W/M, 18 YOA
-Aggravated Assault (F)
-Aggravated Battery (F)
-VGCSA Possession of Cocaine (F)
-VGCSA Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute (F)
-VGCSA Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce (M)
-VGCSA Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute (F)
-VGCSA Possession of Schedule V Promethazine Hydrochloride (Lean) (F)

Kayden Louis Fillingame, W/M, 19 YOA
-Aggravated Assault (F)
-Aggravated Battery (F)

The Paulding County Sheriffs office had this to say regarding the investigation:  “In many investigations, we cannot immediately divulge all of the pertinent details about a case that the public seems to demand in this information-driven society we live in. In serious investigations, such as this one, we have to keep certain portions of the case out of the public because it could hinder future arrests. We do understand that some of this information is public record, which we will and have always provided if/when requested. In this case, we purposefully waited to disseminate this information to the public regarding these developments until all of the arrests were made so we would not hinder any aspect of the investigation.”

Ms. Walker is still in the hospital with extremely serious injuries. Both Mitchell and Fillingame are being held in the Paulding County Jail with no bond. Detectives encourage anyone who may have any additional information, or who may have seen the suspects or the suspect vehicle at the time of the shooting, to call the Criminal Investigations Division of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 443-3015.

Matt Lowe was born in Helena, Montana and grew up in Austell, Ga. He attended South Cobb high school and Chattahoochee Tech. He is an avid outdoorsman. He lives with his wife and 7 children in Dallas, GA. If you’d like to follow more of Matt you can find him on Instagram and Facebook.

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