UPDATE: Person of interest jailed after questioning in Macon double-slaying

jkovac@macon.comSeptember 4, 2012 

Macon police detectives are questioning a man named Rodney “Rock” Lowery about a Thursday shooting that left two men dead.

Lowery was booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center on a parole violation Tuesday afternoon, but no charges were listed Wednesday afternoon in connection with the homicide, according to jail records.

Deundra M. Emory, 25, and Antonio D. Fluellen, 26, were found slain shortly before midnight at a duplex at 658 Cowan St. in east Macon’s Fort Hill neighborhood.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Fluellen was shot once in the head. Emory, he said, had been shot multiple times.

Lowery was located and taken to the detective bureau for questioning, a Macon police news release issued late Tuesday stated.

“Lowery is considered a person of interest. ... Investigators want to speak with him about the case,” an earlier police department news release noted.

Lowery, born in 1977, is on parole for an aggravated assault case from 12 years ago, state prison records show.

He has been out of prison since 2009.

In the mid-1990s, Lowery spent more than a year and a half in prison for cocaine and gun possession convictions.

Staff writer Becky Purser contributed to this article.

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